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Posts: 61
Registered: ‎03-03-2010

ISL bteween two 200E

Hello All,

Attached two 200E port#2  for an ISL and is getting the error as:

SW2_CX300:admin> islshow

  1:  2->    (incompatible)

SW2_CX300:admin>

Both the switches was in production for some time.Steps I did for ISL..

1. disabled the 2nd switch

2.changed the domain id (id:2)

3.did  cfgdisable  , cfgclear,configure and set the fabric.ops parametres similerly as the existing one except the DOMAIN ID, cfgsave.

4.disabled the 2nd switch again connected the ISL, then enable the SW by switch enable

5.islshow .error as above.

My switch licensing and FW details are:

SW2_CX300:admin> licenseshow

RSybS9y9dzSTzcTl:

    Unknown1 license

ScRcbS9byQTdSdc5:

    Unknown2 license

SReQyeezbcTSjRzT:

    First Ports on Demand license - additional 4 port upgrade license

SW1_CX300:admin> licenseshow

bbebeyyzSdccfcfF:

    Unknown1 license

SQ9ycR9cRTRAzdu:

    Unknown2 license

cSdRRceyQRdTiSSM:

    Second Ports on Demand license - additional 4 port upgrade license

cSdRRceyQRdjiSSc:

    Full Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license

SW1_CX300:admin>

SW1_CX300:admin> firmwareshow

Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions

------------------------------------------

FOS      v6.2.2f

         v6.2.2f

SW2_CX300:admin> firmwareshow

Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions

------------------------------------------

FOS      v6.2.2f

         v6.2.2f

Is there anything wrong in the licensing?

Any Help......

Thanks

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎05-26-2009

Re: ISL bteween two 200E

At least the fabric license is missing on both switches. Purchase them from your switch vendor, generate license keys out of the transaction keys, add them via licenseadd (or webtools) and finally reboot the switches (to make the fabric license effective). Alternatively if you plan a refresh of your SAN anyway, consider spending some more bucks and replace those 200Es with the new 16G ones. IIRC they come with built-in fabric licenses...

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