03-18-2011 06:03 AM
I've attached a pair of Brocade 300 to my SAN fabrics (Director 4800 - Brocade 5100).
300 switches are zone clean.
But I can't see the 300 in the SAN fabric after connecting to 48000.
The switchshow command says "No Fabric License" in the ISL ports.
Index Port Address Media Speed State Proto
0 0 010000 id N8 Online FC E-Port (Trunk port, master is Port 1 )
1 1 010100 id N8 Online FC E-Port segmented,(No Fabric License)(Trunk master)
The islshow says "incompatible":
1: 1-> (incompatible)
This are my licenses:
Full Ports on Demand license - additional 16 port upgrade license
Second Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
Enhanced Group Management license
8 Gig FC license
Do you think I have to buy another license to connect the switch to the SAN fabric ??
03-18-2011 08:59 AM
Yes you need the (Full) fabric license on both switches for the ISL to work.
andreas.bergelt AG suggestion doesn't need a license as an AG doesn't provide fabric services.
However it does require all port to be licensed.