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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-06-2008

Compatibility matrix

Hello,

We bot a HP Blade enclosure with SAN brocade 8Gb Switch and I would like to run them as Access Gateway. The core of our SAN is composed by MCData Switch (MD4700 EMC) and I'm looking for an FW compatibility matrix between the MCData OS and the Brocade OS, has anybody seeing this ? The MD4700 do run FW 09.06.02 4 and the new Brocade Switch in the Blade enclosure are running v6.2.0d, are they compatible ?

Thanks for any Hint,

Regards

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Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Compatibility matrix

>>>The MD4700 do run FW 09.06.02 4 and the new Brocade Switch in the Blade enclosure are running v6.2.0d, are they compatible ?

No, McDATA must run EOS 09.07.02 or later to interoperate with Fabric OS 6.2.0d

Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-06-2008

Re: Compatibility matrix

Tanks for the reply, but how it is when running the Blade Switches in Access Gateway mode?

So far we do run the Brocade blade switch in Access Gateway mode with FW 6.0.1a and MCData FW 09.06.02 4. I'm not sure if downgrading the new Brocade blade switch is a good idea and for this reason I'm looking for a support matrix.

Thanks

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Re: Compatibility matrix

--->>> I'm not sure if downgrading the new Brocade blade switch is a good idea.....

try switchshow and tell me the Switch Type, because some switch are not supported by Preview FOS Release.

TechHelp24
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Re: Compatibility matrix

The result of switchshow:

switchType:    43.2

thanks for your help

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Re: Compatibility matrix

--->>> We bot a HP Blade enclosure with SAN brocade 8Gb Switch...

--->>> The result of switchshow: switchType:    43.2

this is Brocade 4024, 4GB Switch and not 8GB

FOS 6.0.1 is Supported and certified with EOSc 9.6.2 and supported for NPIV also Access Gateway.

what is the reason for Downgrade ?

TechHelp24
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Re: Compatibility matrix

Sorry for this late reply but i have been off for a while.

I've send the wrong switchtyp since this one is the type we use in our older Blade chassis.

The new 8GB Switch has a typ of 72.3 and we would like to run it in Access gateway mode with our McData Switches.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Compatibility matrix

If you want to use the Brocade in AG mode, you need toconfig NPIV ( is Native Supported ) in the McDATA

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Re: Compatibility matrix

I know that since we already run our Brocade 4Gb Switch in that AG mode. I would like just to make sure we do run the correct FW to be able to connect our 8Gb Switch the same way that our 4Gb switch.

Thanks

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Re: Compatibility matrix

for the 4020, FOS 6.2.2b

and by

72.3 = Embedded Bade Switch 5480

is Full supported by FOS 6.2.2b , 6.3.x or 6.4.x Compatible and Certified by Brocade.

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