12-24-2012 11:40 PM
We are migrating some LTO drives from a Brocade 5300 to a DCX FC16-48 Blade. All SFP are SFP+ 8 Gb/s.
LTO4 and LTO5 migrate without problem. However, old IBM LTO3 3580 tape drives can't login to the switch. Led of ports is amber. Port show a status of in_sync, N2 speed but health is showing "offline". Same LTO drives work ok on Brocade 5300 with 8 Gb/s SFP+.
Any idea about this issue?
Thanks in advance
12-25-2012 03:14 AM
tried the following command: portcfggport 4/43 1
But didn't help
Again, on Brocade 5300 the drive is working fine without any further configuration.
I think the main difference between 5300 and DCX is that DCX Blade (FC16-48) doesn't support FL_ports.
12-25-2012 04:21 AM
--->>> I think the main difference .../.....is that DCX Blade (FC16-48) doesn't support FL_ports.
this is correct.
AFAIK, some Library can be set up as Fabric Mode instead Loop Mode, now I'm not sure if you Drive meet this requiremenst.