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prp
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-18-2013

what is the Enhanced Group Management license for?

Afternoon all,

 

I have the Enhanced Group Management license on some 5100s in my environment (FOS v6.2.2f).

 

abcdefghijklmnop:
    Fabric license
abcdefghijklmnop:
    Second Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
abcdefghijklmnop:
    Full Ports on Demand license - additional 16 port upgrade license
abcdefghijklmnop:
    Enhanced Group Management license
abcdefghijklmnop:
    8 Gig FC license

 

Can anyone tell me what it is for and what I would lose by not having it please - I might need to add another switch to the fabric?

 

Thanks in advance,

PP

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Posts: 36
Registered: ‎07-19-2007

Re: what is the Enhanced Group Management license for?

First, here is a (several year old...) article that lists all the FOS licensible options with descriptions for each:

 

http://community.brocade.com/t5/Fibre-Channel-SAN/Brocade-Fabric-OS-Software-License/ta-p/2271

 

Reading the description makes it sound non-essential, and geared towards adding convenience more than functionality...when used in conjunction with DCFM.  That leaves me wondering if it is still relevant at all.

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