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Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Hi,

There're some terms I havn't understand well,would you please help to explain it ?

- edge fabric

- front domain ID

- translate domain ID

Thanks.

Regards,

Simon

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

- edge fabric

If you install a FC router, you can connect different fabrics without merging them. So they have independant configuration and yet the devices can see each other using LSAN zones.

Each such interconnected fabric is called a edge fabric.

- front domain ID

A front phantom domain is a projection of the fabric to which the EX_port of a router is connected. Lets say Fabric_A is connected to EX_port of a routerA, then the router projects this fabric with a front domain ID.

- translate domain ID

Multiple fabrics may want to talk to Fabric_A, these fabrics are connected to the routerA, each such remote fabric will be represented with a Xlate domain ID.

If the explanation is good enough, kindly mark this topic answered.

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Biju Krishnan

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Email: bkrishnan@techhelp24.com

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Definition:

Edge Fabric is a fabric attached to EX_Port on FC Router, e.g. AP7420, AP7500, FR4-18i Blade

or IR - Integrated Routing -

Front Domain (ID), is the created Domain connected to the edge Domain via/per FC Router.

Translate Domain (ID),is the xlate Domain with attached Device before moved to Edge fabric,

traffic destinated to this Device will be Routed to a new fabric via FC-Router or IR.

If you are satisfied with the responses please mark as 'Answered'.
If not, just let me know I can see to get more info.
I would appreciated if you rate the threads.

Thank you.

Sorry Biju, I was working in the Threads in the same Time.....

Simon, see my Post please as Additional Info to Biju answer.

Message was edited by: ABBA-SYSTEMS

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Hello It is really difficult to understand , when it comes to FCR, IR or Meta SAN concept.

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Hi,

All replies are useful to me for these concept understanding well,it's embarrassed to mark which reply as "Answered".

ABBA-SYSTEMS,can you share me the additional info. about this topic.

Sorry bijukrishnan.

Thanks.

Regards,

Simon

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Simon,

You asking for:

>>>>Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?<<<<

- edge fabric

- front domain ID

- translate domain ID

....and whe explain here yesterday the definition.

Is not enough, Please tell us if you need more info, or what you want to realized.

I or Biju, will give correctly answer.

THX.

/K

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Hi hemant,

I found you shared document was very useful,it gives out a very detailed explanation and example.

Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Simon

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

I do believe in sharing knowledge, pls share it with others also. Knowledge is the only thing in the world, by sharing it increases .I think that doc will help you to understand fully FCR, IR, FCIP all three.The products and licenses are new now in 8 gbps products. But the basic knowledge is the same. For more product knowledge, you can contact ur SW vendor and take suggestions.all the best

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

--->>>I do believe in sharing knowledge, pls share it with others also. Knowledge is the only thing in the world, by sharing it increases .

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Re: Could anyone please explain what's the edge fabric ?

Hi

 

Could you please explain what is FID and Backbone FID ? And what is the significance of BBFID in an FCR routing configuration ?

Suppose if Iam connecting three different fabrics to a router, do I need to set different BBFIDs on each fabrics ? 

or is it ok if they have same BBFID and FID ??

 

 

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