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In my brocade 300 san Switch I do not find the "fabric License", I need to enable the E port for ISL

I have 2 Brocade 300 SAN switches, working in the existing environment. Recently we purchased 2 more additional SAN switches to be connected to the existing 300 model for ISL.

One switch got into ISL without any issues, while the other switch got segmented, after checking various parameters, found out that the segmented switch does not have "fabric license", to my understanding it should be available by default.

How to get the license of the "Fabric license", since I have misplaced my transaction document.

Any info on the same is highly appreciated.

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Registered: ‎09-10-2008

Re: In my brocade 300 san Switch I do not find the "fabric License", I need to enable the E port for ISL

 

Hi ,  

 

You speak about the 'Full fabric' license . To generate and obtain a software license use this procedure :

  1. To obtain a trial license, contact your Brocade representative.
  2. When you receive the paperpack or electronic transaction key, retrieve the LID of your Brocade device by entering the show license id command on the device or by reading the LID from the label on the unit. If you received a paperpack transaction key, write the LID in the space provided on the entitlement certificate.
  3. Log in to the Brocade software licensing portal at http://swportal.brocade.com and complete the software license request. If you do not have a login ID and password, request access by following the instructions on the screen. The following figure shows the software licensing portal login window.
  4. From the License Management menu, select Brocade NOS > License Generation with Transaction key. The Brocade NOS License Generation window displays.

 

 

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Registered: ‎02-11-2017

Re: In my brocade 300 san Switch I do not find the "fabric License", I need to enable the E port for ISL

Hi Thanks for the same, however I am talking about the "Fabric license". Below output for reference. I do not see any other license apart form this

 

SW-02:admin> licenseshow
:
    Second Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
:
    Full Ports on Demand license - additional 16 port upgrade license
:
    8 Gig FC license
SW-02:admin>

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎09-10-2008

Re: In my brocade 300 san Switch I do not find the "fabric License", I need to enable the E port for ISL

 

Hi ,

 

'Full fabric' license is olso called ' fabric license ' this is the same . Must be installed on local switch , may be required on attached switchs

 

How to get the license of the "Fabric license" ? :

 

in attachement the procedure for receiving the license.

You can go directly to the chapter 'obtaining a license'  .

 

Regards

Jerome

 

 

 

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