07-20-2015 07:57 AM
Hello, we have a funtioning IBM BladeCenter setup with Brocade 5470 20port switches built in. This connects to our MDS switch. Currently things are working, but I am not sure if they are setup correctly or now to make the proper changes.
Our MDS is as follows:
cisco MDS 9148 FC
System version: 5.0(1a)
Our Brocades are
zoning: ON (Carma_Prod_1)
Fabric OS: v6.3.1b
The configuration is a mess with wrong WWNs in places and such, and some storage performance issues, so trying to clean all of this up before looking elsewhere. I cleaned up the config in Brocades and saved the config (didn't enable the zone file yet) and I noticed that it changed the running config on the MDS as well. The MDS is set to interop mode 2, is that correct? Should I be making changes on Brocade side or the Cisco side?
It seems that the change needs to be commited still, so would I load the Zone File in Brocade, and then go to Cisco and run zoneset distribute vsan 1 followed by copy running-configuration startup-configuration ?
I am confused on the order or the locatino of where these changes need to take place.
Also, I want to upgrade to FOS7.0.2e1 on the Brocades, but can't find any information about it's compatibility with MDS as MDS matrix doesn't show 5470 as a switch. Also, read that as of FOS7 there is no more interoperability mode.....so will upgrading break my setup, and what needs to be done to fix it again, do I have to change some mode on MDS or upgrade MDS?
Sorry for all the questions, I am pretty new to FC so trying to get a hang of it. Lots of information out there and its hard to understand what applies to what anymore. Thank you.
07-20-2015 12:39 PM