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Extended Fabric

I have a local fabric that ISL's between buildings at less than 500 meters using LW SFP's.

The remote server room is being moved to a remote facility, now some miles away. The estimated fabric distance is about 100km.

The distance solution is CIENA (CN4200).

The question is, I assume I will need Extended Fabric license? (yes / no??)

If at a later date, we decide to once again, re-use the local server room with new Brocade switches (connectivity via single-mode, LW SFP's), will they now require an Extended Fabric license as well, since the Principal switch has this?

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Re: Extended Fabric

--->>> .... will they now require an Extended Fabric license

Yes.

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Re: Extended Fabric

How about the 2nd question...

If all the switches in the fabric have an extended fabric license, and we add a new brocade in a local server room, which would normally be a standard ISL, does the new switch now require an extended fabric license as well?

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Re: Extended Fabric

edacorb,

No, this one "Local" Switch dont requiered a Extended Fabric Lic.

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