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Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-14-2008

SAN80B integrated routing and licensing ..............help needed

Hello Techie's

I am setting up new fabric consisting of SAN80B's located across 2 Site that are separated by distance of  more then 300 miles ,setup plan is like:

                                                   

site 1 (Prod SAN80B) <.....................WDM.......................> Site 2 ( DR SAN80B )

i want to connect 2 sites using integrated routing feature available for  SAN80B to avoid merging of SAN so that i can have separate fabric for Prod and DR site to minimize any interruption to Prod Site.licenses installed on both switches are

    Fabric license

    Fabric Watch license

    Full Ports on Demand license

    Enhanced Group Management license

    8 Gig FC license

    Performance Monitor license

    Trunking license

    Adaptive Networking license

My Question is

1 : Can i use SAN80B as routers so that i can have connection between 2 SAN80B via WDM without using any other routing device in between?

2 : From the above license list i do see i dont have integrated routing and extended fabric license installed , so do i need to buy both these license

3 : if yes , do i need integrated routing and extended fabric license on each switch or just one switch.

Thanks in advance

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Posts: 4,813
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: SAN80B integrated routing and licensing ..............help needed

I've create similarly configuration around 4-5 Mounths ago as follow:

DR Site have 2x Brocade 5300 = IBM SAN80B, with default License, no Extended Fabric no IR

In Production Site is 6510 with Integrated Routing, connected to DWDM.

Port on 6510 is configure as EX Port ISL to Productions SAN Fabric.

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Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: SAN80B integrated routing and licensing ..............help needed

Thanks for the response .

but i dont have 6510 in my setup and i need to rely on SAN80B for routing if its supported ?

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Posts: 4,813
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: SAN80B integrated routing and licensing ..............help needed

--->>>but i dont have 6510 in my setup...

was just as example.

--->>>....and i need to rely on SAN80B for routing if its supported ?

Yes, IR is support in Brocade 5300 = SAN80B

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