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Registered: ‎09-16-2009

What is a seed switch?

Can anybody tell me what is a seed switch and what are its functionalities?

External Moderator
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Re: What is a seed switch?

a seed switch is the first switch in the fabric you want to discovery.

TechHelp24
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Re: What is a seed switch?

follow-up questions:

what is the significance to have / define a seed switch?

also, what is difference between a seed switch and principal switch?

Thanks!

Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: What is a seed switch?

Hi ,

seed switch is a term used in BNA. As TechHelp24 wrote, it is the first switch used to discover a fabric in BNA.

Rgds,

Felipon

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Registered: ‎12-07-2014

Re: What is a seed switch?


felipon wrote:

Hi ,

 

seed switch is a term used in BNA. As TechHelp24 wrote, it is the first switch used to discover a fabric in BNA.

 

Rgds,

Felipon


Does it need to be the most powerful switch in the fabric or even an edge switch will do? Any criteria to choose the seed switch? Thanks.

Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: What is a seed switch?

Hi,

 

It seems that the only requirements to become seed switch are the following:

 

  • The new seed switch is HTTP-reachable from the Management application.
  • The new seed switch is a primary FCS.
  • The new seed switch is running the latest Fabric OS version in the fabric.

There is not any special criteria to select it.

 

Rgds,

Felipon

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