03-28-2013 03:10 AM
|brocade 3000||FOS||7.00c||ID:1 license: fabric|
brocade silkworm 3250 FOS 5.30.c ID:2 license: 2 domain fabric
1: 7-> 2 10:00:00:27:f8:49:xx:xx sp: 2.000G bw: 2.000G
brocade 300> islshow
1: 2-> (incompatible) incompatible this mean? ISL you can not do ? license issues ?
03-28-2013 10:34 AM
Greetings andy.huang. Please refer to the FOS 7.x release notes for specific compatibility between these platforms as there is a specific note for this configuration:
Silkworm 3016, 3250, 3850, 3900, 24000 "Direct E-port connections are not supported – must use FCR"
The gap between these two devices is too big. Either FCR needs to be deployed or a "man-in-the-middle" switch needs to be used that can bridge the gap with a supported FOS version that can connect down to 5.3 and up to 7.x.
03-31-2013 09:00 AM
Brocade 300 support neither FCR nor IR = Integrated Routing.
here all Plattform with FCR and IR Support
DCX8510-8, DCX8510-4, Brocade 6510, DCX-4S, DCX, 5300, 5100, or Brocade Encryption Switch
7800, 7500, AP7420
Additional both Blade FR4-18i, FX8-24
Keep in mind, this restrictions "Direct E-port connections are not supported – must use FCR"
was implemented with FOS Release 7.x, preview release FOS 6.4.x support ISL with old 4G Plattforms like 3250 as well.