01-05-2014 10:47 PM
We have existing fabric with in the following configuration:
Switch ID Worldwide Name Enet IP Addr FC IP Addr Name
1: fffc01 10:00:00:05:1e:05:bd:79 XXXX 0.0.0.0 >"Main_B16"
11: fffc0b 10:00:00:05:1e:05:d7:a2 XXXX 0.0.0.0 "Subordinate_B16"
There MAIN_B16 is Principal and Reserve_B16 is Subordinate Fabric OS: v6.2.2e. Both switches are of IBM SAN16B-2. These switches are connected with Long Distance trunk.
Building a new cascade connection with new switch with FabricOS Fabric OS: v7.0.1.
Physically connecting to Subordinate_B16 subordinate switch with short distance cable. New switch is IBM SAN24B-5.
While connecting new switch to Subordinate_B16 switch getting the following error message of: incompatible flow control parameters (2).
Domain ID are different and comparing fabric parameters I see the only difference is in longdistance settings.
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01-06-2014 01:13 AM
If i'm not mistaken the parameter fabric.ops.mode.longDistance is deprecated from FOS 6.3 onwards.
Any longdistance settings are now made on a per port basis with portcfglongdistance command
01-06-2014 01:18 AM
So does it mean that the only issue now is a firmware on interconnecting devices? Is it ok to connect another switch to Subordinate switch in the fabric?
01-06-2014 01:32 AM - edited 01-06-2014 01:33 AM
In another thread I read that from Brocade POV FOS6 and 7 are compatible.
However these are IBM branded switches and you should read IBM support notes on this subject to know exactly, alternatively you can call IBM as well.
01-06-2014 01:44 AM
Thank you for reply! But one final question. Is it acceptable that I'm cascading switches connection and connecting new switch to the switch which is Subordinate in the Fabric?
01-09-2014 02:24 AM
from what i know... although the fabric.ops.mode.longDistance setting is really obsolete, it still has some meaning. so i suggest you change it to 1 on your new switch and i hope it will get connected after that.