09-17-2014 09:39 PM - edited 09-19-2014 11:17 PM
300 not Support (IR) Intergrated Routing
IR is supported by 5100 and 5300, the same DCX and DCX-4S.
7800 is a Native Routing Switch.
new 16G Plattforms incl. DCX-8510 Series Support IR.
IR=Integrated Routing is a License features, additional License is required.
IR is a nice feature to reduced cost, but - is my opinion - in large and complexed environment should be used native Roting Switches like 7800 or NEW 7840, or Directors designed Routing Blade FX8-24.
09-18-2014 08:19 AM
If I understand correctly you stated that the 300, 5100 and 5300 do not support Intergrated Routing.
The FAQ below appears to say the 5x00 switches do, please clarify.
BROCADE 8 GBIT/SEC SAN SWITCH
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q Are there scalability limitations with Integrated Routing?
A The Brocade 5300 and Brocade 5100 switches allow all ports to be EX_Ports and
support up to 32 front domains (connections to edge fabrics). The Brocade DCX®
Backbone supports up to 128 ports acting as EX_Ports and 48 front domains.
Also following doc seems to state 5x00 and DCX both support Integrated Routing (IR)?
Native Fabric Connectivity for Today’s SANs
To implement Brocade FCR, two or more fabrics must be connected with a special router port,
such as those available on the Brocade 7500 Extension Switch or FR4-18i Extension Blade or
with Integrated Routing (IR) available on the Brocade DCX Backbone and Brocade 5300 and
Also if I understand correctly both the 65xx and the 85xx 16Gb switches support Integrated Routing (IR) with additional license - is that correct?
09-19-2014 11:00 PM
sorry for later answer.
is a typo, and I've not review the answer after submit the Post.
Not Support is related to Brocade 300.
I've edit the answer.
Sorry again for a confusion.