08-31-2011 07:29 PM
We have some IBM 24E (Brocade 300) switches with Extended fabric and trunking licenses. There is no (full) fabric licenses in licenseshow output. Do we need to buy fabric licenses to perform an ISL connection between switches? As for now status of E-ports is "(incompatible)(No fabric license)".
08-31-2011 11:19 PM
Does it mean that we need both Fabric License and Extended Fabric License to connect our switches? We have three datacenters and want to combine it in one SAN-fabric. SFP for ISL is LW 10km.
09-01-2011 12:57 AM
Thank you very match! Please answer one more question to avoid future confusions. If we buy Fabric License, we will have in total:
- Brocade 300 switches;
- Fabric License;
- Extended Fabric License;
- 8 Gig FC Licence;
- Brocade 8G LW 10km SFPs;
- Single-mod optics between datacenters.
Is it enough to connect datacenters in a single SAN-fabric? Real distance between datacenters is 300-500m.