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fbruni
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-08-2012

hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

I have problem with switch brocade 300 for link  8Gb/s .

I have two switch brocade 300 are connect to 8GB/s with short _dist ( 220 m , 50 /125  )  end other two switch brocade 300 are connect to 4GB/s with short _dist ( 220 m ) !!  .

I have change  port  , change  SFP , change cable , but the link don't take 8 Gb/s .

Can you help me ??

best regards

INFORMATION

brocade  SLKWRM 300

fabric OS 6.4.2a

port SFP

vendor name = brocade

Vendor OUI = 00:05:1e

Distance shout_dist

Valued Contributor
felipon
Posts: 655
Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s


Hi,

Please, attach the output of the following command in the 4 swiths:

sfpshow <port> -f

portcfgshow <port>

maybe you're using 4Gb SFPs or might be the cable... have you tried to force the ports to 8G?

Rgds

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fbruni
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-08-2012

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

Hi ,

I don't try force ports to 8Gb /s

this is output command for Fabric 1 and Fabric 2


Fabric 1 is  8 Gb/s

IP switch 192.168.105.133 

Port  0: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120300017W9  Speed: 200,400,800_MB/s

F1_T1_DID11:admin> sfpshow 0 -f

Identifier:  3    SFP

Connector:   7    LC

Transceiver: 540c404000000000 200,400,800_MB/s M5,M6 sw Short_dist

Encoding:    1    8B10B

Baud Rate:   85   (units 100 megabaud)

Length 9u:   0    (units km)

Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

Length 50u:  5    (units 10 meters)

Length 62.5u:2    (units 10 meters)

Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

Vendor Name: BROCADE

Vendor OUI:  00:05:1e

Vendor PN:   57-1000117-01

Vendor Rev:  A

Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

Options:     003a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

BR Max:      0

BR Min:      0

Serial No:   UAF4120300017W9

Date Code:   120121

DD Type:     0x68

Enh Options: 0xfa

Status/Ctrl: 0x30

Alarm flags = 0x0, 0x0

Warn Flags = 0x0, 0x0

                                          Alarm                  Warn

                                      low        high       low         high

Temperature: 35      Centigrade     -10         90         -5          85

Current:     7.750   mAmps          1.000       17.000     2.000       14.000

Voltage:     3270.3  mVolts         2900.0      3700.0     3000.0      3600.0

RX Power:    -4.2    dBm (376.0 uW) 10.0   uW   1258.9 uW  15.8   uW   1000.0 uW

TX Power:    -3.3    dBm (469.3 uW) 125.9  uW   631.0  uW  158.5  uW   562.3  uW

F1_T1_DID11:admin> portcfgshow 0

Area Number:              0

Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)

Fill Word:                2(SW Idle-Arbff)

AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF

Trunk Port                ON

Long Distance             OFF

VC Link Init              OFF

Locked L_Port             OFF

Locked G_Port             OFF

Disabled E_Port           OFF

Locked E_Port             OFF

ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF

RSCN Suppressed           OFF

Persistent Disable        OFF

LOS TOV enable            OFF

NPIV capability           ON

QOS E_Port                AE

Port Auto Disable:        OFF

Rate Limit                OFF

Mirror Port               OFF

Credit Recovery           ON

F_Port Buffers            OFF

Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)

NPIV PP Limit:            126

CSCTL mode:               OFF

Ip switch 192.168.105.190

F1_M_DID9:admin> sfpshow 0 -f


Identifier:  3    SFP

Connector:   7    LC

Transceiver: 540c404000000000 200,400,800_MB/s M5,M6 sw Short_dist

Encoding:    1    8B10B

Baud Rate:   85   (units 100 megabaud)

Length 9u:   0    (units km)

Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

Length 50u:  5    (units 10 meters)

Length 62.5u:2    (units 10 meters)

Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

Vendor Name: BROCADE

Vendor OUI:  00:05:1e

Vendor PN:   57-1000012-01

Vendor Rev:  A

Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

Options:     003a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

BR Max:      0

BR Min:      0

Serial No:   UAF11039000194A

Date Code:   100922

DD Type:     0x68

Enh Options: 0xfa

Status/Ctrl: 0x30

Alarm flags = 0x0, 0x0

Warn Flags = 0x0, 0x0

                                          Alarm                  Warn

                                      low        high       low         high

Temperature: 43      Centigrade     -10         90         -5          85

Current:     8.972   mAmps          1.000       17.000     2.000       14.000

Voltage:     3258.7  mVolts         2900.0      3700.0     3000.0      3600.0

RX Power:    -6.3    dBm (235.7 uW) 10.0   uW   1258.9 uW  15.8   uW   1000.0 uW

TX Power:    -3.3    dBm (467.7 uW) 125.9  uW   631.0  uW  158.5  uW   562.3  uW 

F1_M_DID9:admin> portcfgshow 0

Area Number:              23

Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)

Fill Word:                0(Idle-Idle)

AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF

Trunk Port                ON

Long Distance             OFF

VC Link Init              OFF

Locked L_Port             OFF

Locked G_Port             OFF

Disabled E_Port           OFF

Locked E_Port             OFF

ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF

RSCN Suppressed           OFF

Persistent Disable        OFF

LOS TOV enable            OFF

NPIV capability           ON

QOS E_Port                AE

Port Auto Disable:        OFF

Rate Limit                OFF

Mirror Port               OFF

Credit Recovery           ON

F_Port Buffers            OFF

Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)

NPIV PP Limit:            126

CSCTL mode:               OFF

this is output command Fabric 2 , it is 4 Gb/s

192.168.105.134

F2_T1_DID22:admin> sfpshow 0 -f

Identifier:  3    SFP

Connector:   7    LC

Transceiver: 540c404000000000 200,400,800_MB/s M5,M6 sw Short_dist

Encoding:    1    8B10B

Baud Rate:   85   (units 100 megabaud)

Length 9u:   0    (units km)

Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

Length 50u:  5    (units 10 meters)

Length 62.5u:2    (units 10 meters)

Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

Vendor Name: BROCADE

Vendor OUI:  00:05:1e

Vendor PN:   57-1000012-01

Vendor Rev:  A

Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

Options:     003a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

BR Max:      0

BR Min:      0

Serial No:   UAF1103900018WZ

Date Code:   100922

DD Type:     0x68

Enh Options: 0xfa

Status/Ctrl: 0x0

Alarm flags = 0x0, 0x0

F2_T1_DID22:admin> portcfgshow 0

Area Number:              0

Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)

Fill Word:                2(SW Idle-Arbff)

AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF

Trunk Port                ON

Long Distance             OFF

VC Link Init              OFF

Locked L_Port             OFF

Locked G_Port             OFF

Disabled E_Port           OFF

Locked E_Port             OFF

ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF

RSCN Suppressed           OFF

Persistent Disable        OFF

LOS TOV enable            OFF

NPIV capability           ON

QOS E_Port                AE

Port Auto Disable:        OFF

Rate Limit                OFF

Mirror Port               OFF

Credit Recovery           ON

F_Port Buffers            OFF

Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)

NPIV PP Limit:            126

Ip switch 192.168.105.191 

CSCTL mode:               OFF

Warn Flags = 0x0, 0x0

                                          Alarm                  Warn

                                      low        high       low         high

Temperature: 35      Centigrade     -10         90         -5          85

Current:     7.584   mAmps          1.000       17.000     2.000       14.000

Voltage:     3290.9  mVolts         2900.0      3700.0     3000.0      3600.0

RX Power:    -4.4    dBm (366.1 uW) 10.0   uW   1258.9 uW  15.8   uW   1000.0 uW

TX Power:    -3.3    dBm (471.9 uW) 125.9  uW   631.0  uW  158.5  uW   562.3  uW

F2_T1_DID22:admin>

F2_M_DID10:admin> sfpshow 0 -f

Identifier:  3    SFP

Connector:   7    LC

Transceiver: 540c404000000000 200,400,800_MB/s M5,M6 sw Short_dist

Encoding:    1    8B10B

Baud Rate:   85   (units 100 megabaud)

Length 9u:   0    (units km)

Length 9u:   0    (units 100 meters)

Length 50u:  5    (units 10 meters)

Length 62.5u:2    (units 10 meters)

Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)

Vendor Name: BROCADE

Vendor OUI:  00:05:1e

Vendor PN:   57-1000012-01

Vendor Rev:  A

Wavelength:  850  (units nm)

Options:     003a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable

BR Max:      0

BR Min:      0

Serial No:   UAF110310000LM4

Date Code:   100727

DD Type:     0x68

Enh Options: 0xfa

Status/Ctrl: 0x0

Alarm flags = 0x0, 0x0

Warn Flags = 0x0, 0x0

                                          Alarm                  Warn

                                      low        high       low         high

Temperature: 42      Centigrade     -10         90         -5          85

Current:     8.602   mAmps          1.000       17.000     2.000       14.000

Voltage:     3295.1  mVolts         2900.0      3700.0     3000.0      3600.0

RX Power:    -4.4    dBm (362.2 uW) 10.0   uW   1258.9 uW  15.8   uW   1000.0 uW

TX Power:    -3.3    dBm (462.4 uW) 125.9  uW   631.0  uW  158.5  uW   562.3  uW

F2_M_DID10:admin> portcfgshow 0

Area Number:              23

Speed Level:              AUTO(HW)

Fill Word:                0(Idle-Idle)

AL_PA Offset 13:          OFF

Trunk Port                ON

Long Distance             OFF

VC Link Init              OFF

Locked L_Port             OFF

Locked G_Port             OFF

Disabled E_Port           OFF

Locked E_Port             OFF

ISL R_RDY Mode            OFF

RSCN Suppressed           OFF

Persistent Disable        OFF

LOS TOV enable            OFF

NPIV capability           ON

QOS E_Port                AE

Port Auto Disable:        OFF

Rate Limit                OFF

Mirror Port               OFF

Credit Recovery           ON

F_Port Buffers            OFF

Fault Delay:              0(R_A_TOV)

NPIV PP Limit:            126

CSCTL mode:               OFF

thanks you

Occasional Contributor
felix.benadis
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-08-2011

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

8Gbps license installed ?

Occasional Contributor
fbruni
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-08-2012

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

Hi ,

How can I check ?

thank you

Trusted Contributor
TechHelp24
Posts: 3,716
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

First, DCX not required any xGb License, and second Brocade 300 is 8Gb Native.

TechHelp24
Occasional Contributor
fbruni
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-08-2012

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

Hi ,

other ports are 8 Gb/s .

thank you

Occasional Contributor
felix.benadis
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-08-2011

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

Hi Antonio,

            You are right. Why I wanted to ask ? - I had similar problem on Brocade 5300 which was running on 8Gbps for long time but suddenly went down to 4Gbps due to lose of 8Gbps license. I had to install it again .

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felix.benadis
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-08-2011

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

Hi ,

To check installed license: licenseshow .

Please refer the cabling best practices to choose the correct cable and SFP for suitable distance and speed. For example -> PAGE 25.

http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/best_practice_guides/Cabling_Best_Practices_GA-BP-036-02....

Frequent Contributor
Grace.Chang
Posts: 177
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: hello ,I have problem 8 Gb/s

Hi fbruni,

I have moved your discussion thread to the Data Center SAN Forum as that will be the best place to get your question answered.

Thank you for using Brocade Communities!

Cheers,

Grace Chang

Global Community Manager

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