05-04-2010 12:55 PM
We are trying to migrate an existing FOS IM2 fabric with all Brocade switches to IM0 (Native Mode). In this, when we change the interop mode of the first switch from IM2 to IM0 will it assume the correct zone configuration form the fabric? (remember this is the first switch and all other switches are at this point in time at IM2, also when we change from IM2 to IM0 switch erases the configuration and restarts.)
or if I ask the same question in a different way is the zone databases compatible between IM0 and IM2?
05-04-2010 06:54 PM
Its amazing how many people look at this post and nobody seemed to have interest in leaving a message. I have been digging the Brocade Documentation and no where it says the solution. All what it says it when you change the interopmode to 0 it will assume the zone configuration from the other switches in the fabric. But what is not clear is if all other switches are running at mode 2 will the mode 0 switch assume the zone configuration from mode 2 switches.
Has anyone done migration from McDATA to Brocade, If so you should have faced the same issue when you want to change the mode to native after the last McDATA is left.
05-04-2010 11:14 PM
if you want to Migrate existing EOS Fabric based Switches (formely McDATA ) to Fabric OS based Switches - Brocade - and intend to remain in IM0 in Brocade Native environments , they need here additional Hardware like brocade 7500 / 7800 or appropriate DCX Routing Blade.
06-19-2010 05:29 PM
I have given the above procedure for all of your benefit.