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vijayakumar.sivamani
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎07-02-2012

query on FCIP implementation on FX8-24 blade DCX switch?

Hi..i m newbie for FCIP implementation.. i gone through FCIP admin guide before we start configuring FCIP.but it got failed on first step(configuring VEX port)

we planned to do FCIP between two FX8-24 blades on slot 12 of two DCX switch.we have disabled ge 0 to ge 9 ports.

switch dont have any logical switch and has no virtual fabrics. we planned to use Ge port 0 on each switch.

>this is first command we fired for VEX ports configuration---portcfgvexport 12/12 -a 1

FID128:admin> portcfgvexport 12/12 -a 1

Error: EX-Port related operations are allowed on base switch only, not on any other logical switch.

hw to configured VEX ports? should i try portcfgvex ports 12/12 -a 1 -f 2 (since fabric id is 2)

>should we disable virtual fabric since virtual fabric is enabled?

>VE ports(12-31) on FX8-24 blade..so it means VE ports 12-21 for ge 0 to ge 9..so VE ports can be configured on any ge ports?rite or do we have any rules for this.?

   since i heard we have to use VE port 16 since its points to ge port 0.

thanks for your valuable time in responding!

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Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24
Posts: 3,804
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: query on FCIP implementation on FX8-24 blade DCX switch?

hi,

I'm experienced with Brocade 7800, but no with FX8-24 Blade.

simple question, have you all required License Installed ?

--->>>>should we disable virtual fabric since virtual fabric is enabled?

any such restrictions is unknow to me.

--->>> Hi..i m newbie for FCIP implementation..

Since you are not familiarly with FCIP,  would suggest you use Brocade BNA, ( Trial Enterprise ) that help you to configure the Tunneling in short time.


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vijayakumar.sivamani
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎07-02-2012

Re: query on FCIP implementation on FX8-24 blade DCX switch?

yes. we have installed license on that switch.

>this is first command we fired for VEX ports configuration---portcfgvexport 12/12 -a 1

FID128:admin> portcfgvexport 12/12 -a 1

Error: EX-Port related operations are allowed on base switch only, not on any other logical switch.

what does this error mean?

hw to configured VEX ports? should i try portcfgvex ports 12/12 -a 1 -f 128 - d 2 (since fabric id is 128 and domain id 2)

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