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Registered: ‎10-24-2011

Portcfgfillword and 16Gb DCX 8510 and 6510 switch ports set to 8Gb

I no longer see the portcfgfillword listed under the portcfgshow on the brocade 8510 and 6510 switches.

You may say it does not apply to a 16Gb port, but what happens if, by chance, want to set this port to 8Gb?

I have had to set some ports on 8Gb connections between certain products with a Portcfgfillword setting of 3

3 = If ARBF/ARBF fails use IDLE/ARBF

Does anyone have any insight on this issue?

I am also curious why it does not apply to a 16Gb port.

Thanks

matt

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Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: Portcfgfillword and 16Gb DCX 8510 and 6510 switch ports set to 8Gb

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Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Portcfgfillword and 16Gb DCX 8510 and 6510 switch ports set to 8Gb

True, the 16G platform autodetects which fillword it should use and therefor there's no need for the portcfgfillword command

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Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: Portcfgfillword and 16Gb DCX 8510 and 6510 switch ports set to 8Gb

But on an FC8-64 that has Condor2 ASICs in a DCX 8510 (with Condor3 in CR and Condor2 in CP) can we use the portcfgfillword?

Is this combination considered a "16G platform"?

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Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Portcfgfillword and 16Gb DCX 8510 and 6510 switch ports set to 8Gb

In this case it doesn't matter that other blades with Condor3 are present.

The user facing port is bound to a Condor2 ASIC which cannot autodetect the fillword, thus portcfgfillword must be used.

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