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TAO
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Routing in non-merged fabrics

Excuse my ignorance up front Smiley Happy

 

initiator <=> switch1_fab_1 <=ISL=> edge_switch2_fab_2 <=ISL=> core_switch3_fab_2 <=> target

 

  • Initiator is connected to switch1
  • Target is connected to switch3
  • Switch 1 has its own zone file which is separate from switches 2 and 3
  • Switches 2 and 3 share the same zone file
  • ISL distances are short hop, so not a long-distance configuration

I'm not looking for detailed intrsuctions but more hints on where I should do some further reading

 

Is it possible in this setup to keep the zones separate but also have a good initiator/traget connection?

What Brocade configuration options do I need to employ to support the configutation?

What licenses do I require to support the configuration?

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Re: Routing in non-merged fabrics

@TAO

 

--->>>>What licenses do I require to support the configuration?

 

indeed, in order to Routing you need a FCR Capable SAN Router, eg. 7800 or 7840 or equivalent Director Class Blade,

or IR = Integrated Routing License if supported in you Platforms depend on Switch Model.

 

for this reason you should post a bit more info in example Switch Type / Model

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TAO
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Re: Routing in non-merged fabrics

Thanks Antonio.

 

The switches in scope are 6520 and 6510

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Re: Routing in non-merged fabrics

@TAO

 

65xx switches is IR License available.

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TAO
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Re: Routing in non-merged fabrics

Thanks Antonio.

 

I see the FC-FC Routing section in the manual. Based on my example:

 

initiator <=> switch1_fab_1 <=ISL=> edge_switch2_fab_2 <=ISL=> core_switch3_fab_2 <=> target

 

The IR license is required on switch2 only?

 

The ISL port on switch1 will be an E_port and the ISL port on switch2 will be an EX_port?

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎04-27-2009

Re: Routing in non-merged fabrics

hi,

 

thats right, you only need the IR license on the switch where the EX-Port resides.

 

Your example should work.

 

TL

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