01-13-2012 05:21 AM
I have a doubt.
if I have a client with a switch, for example, a Brocade 5300 with 80 active ports, ie, a base switch with 48 ports and two POD and if I need to replace this switch.
Question: I need to take into stock a unit with the same number of ports or a base unit with 48 ports and when I transfer the licenses POD enable the other ports?
01-14-2012 07:47 AM
Hi Alvaro Luna,
I am not sure if I understand you right.
Following statement is important for you: You can't transport the license from one SAN switch to another box. Each license is bound to the WWN of the switch.
In your case I would say you have to put a fully licensed switch in your stock. Or buy maintenance contract from your OEM or Brocade. Then they will bring in a replacement and transfer the license in case of a hardware replacement.
As far as I know is this process is not possible without any maintenance contract.
I hope this helps.