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Trunking Issue?

I'm attempting to create a trunked connection between two director switches (Brocade 48000 and DCX8514).  The connections come up but they don't look like my other trunked connections.  The out below shows both an existing connection (168-169) and the new one (174-175).  For whatever reason, both of the new connections think they're the "trunk master."  Is this cosmetic, or something I need to worry about?

 

> trunkshow

1:168-> 0 10:00:00:27:f8:c2:42:b8 152 deskew 15 MASTER
169-> 1 10:00:00:27:f8:c2:42:b8 152 deskew 16

 

2:174-> 24 10:00:50:eb:1a:d0:42:00 11 deskew 15 MASTER

3:175-> 0 10:00:50:eb:1a:d0:42:00 11 deskew 15 MASTER

 
> switchshow | grep Trunk
168 3 24 06a800 id N8 Online FC E-Port 10:00:00:27:f8:c2:42:b8 "hpn-sansw04" (downstream)(Trunk master)
169 3 25 06a900 id N8 Online FC E-Port (Trunk port, master is Slot 3 Port 24 )

 

174 3 30 06ae00 id N8 Online FC E-Port 10:00:50:eb:1a:d0:42:00 "R3L-Endv-DirSw-2" (Trunk master)
175 3 31 06af00 id N8 Online FC E-Port 10:00:50:eb:1a:d0:42:00 "R3L-Endv-DirSw-2" (downstream)(Trunk master)


Switch Version -- Switch #1
==============================
Kernel: 2.6.14.2
Fabric OS: v6.4.3f
Made on: Thu Mar 20 19:24:52 2014
Flash: Tue Sep 9 07:36:14 2014
BootProm: 4.6.6


Switch Version -- Switch #2
==============================
Kernel: 2.6.14.2
Fabric OS: v7.2.1d
Made on: Tue Nov 18 11:15:49 2014
Flash: Mon Aug 17 16:20:01 2015
BootProm: 1.0.16

 

Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: Trunking Issue?

You've got two separate trunks because ports 0 and 24 on the opposite side are too far away.
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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎08-07-2014

Re: Trunking Issue?

D'oh, OK.  How far apart can they be before they form two separate trunks?

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Re: Trunking Issue?

Thank you!!!

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