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Registered: ‎12-26-2010

what are the different Blade_type means

I see blade types such as cp_blade, core_blade, sw_blade while i browse through switch administration. What do they represent and what are the differences among them?

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Re: what are the different Blade_type means

Blade Type Displays the blade type as one of the following:.

SW BLADE The blade is a switch = Port Blade

CP BLADE The blade is a control processor.

CORE BLADE The blade is a core switch blade.

AP BLADE The blade is an application processor.

To display Brocade model names for each blade in a Brocade DCX:

switch:user>

slotshow -m

Slot Blade Type ID Model Name Status

--------------------------------------------------

1 AP BLADE 33 FA4-18 ENABLED

2 SW BLADE 55 FC8-32 ENABLED

3 SW BLADE 37 FC8-16 ENABLED

4 SW BLADE 39 FC10-6 ENABLED

5 CORE BLADE 52 CORE8 ENABLED

6 CP BLADE 50 CP8 ENABLED

7 CP BLADE 50 CP8 ENABLED

8 CORE BLADE 52 CORE8 ENABLED

9 SW BLADE 37 FC8-16 ENABLED

10 SW BLADE 51 FC8-48 ENABLED

11 UNKNOWN VACANT

12 SW BLADE 51 FC8-48 ENABLED

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Re: what are the different Blade_type means

Thanks, I see you have answered the first question. But what is the difference among them? which guide can give the best information on them?

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Re: what are the different Blade_type means

--->>>But what is the difference among them?

are listed below.

Each Blade Type is individual to another one and cannot be compared.

SW BLADE The blade is a switch = Port Blade

CP BLADE The blade is a control processor.

CORE BLADE The blade is a core switch blade.

AP BLADE The blade is an application processor.

Switch Blade, is the Port Blade which you can Insert the SFP

CP = Control Processor is the Blade tath contained FOS

Core Blade are the Blade which can be used to ICL = Inter Chassis Link, of TWO or more DCX/DCX-4S. ICL License is requiered.

AP Blade is a Application Blade.

TechHelp24
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Registered: ‎02-19-2010

Re: what are the different Blade_type means

Hello Antonio

could I get in on this old speech?
I would like to know why when I perform a "firmwareshow" I can not see for the SW_BLADE the reference fw code, but I see it only for the other blades.
thank you
Giorgio

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Registered: ‎08-12-2009

Re: what are the different Blade_type means

Giorgio

Please supply an example command output so we can better answer your question.

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