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which version Fabric OS switch of the rule config

Good afternoon.

In the fabric, different switches with different versions OS - 6.4.3.c., 6.2.2d, v7.2.0b.

Which version Fabric   OS switch change settings, on the latest or oldest firmware?

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Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: which version Fabric OS switch of the rule config

hi!

 

you can use any of the switches to manage the settings. you just need to make sure that all the components are on a good and supported level.

 

different hw platforms and different fos versions might have different limits for various internal things (e.g. zoning database size etc) - but you should not have any issues if you do not reach/break any of these limits.

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Re: which version Fabric OS switch of the rule config

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Thanks for the answer.

Apologies for possibly stupid questions, but if i understood correctly, you need to look and compare different versions of the specification Fabric OS?

And do the correct setting that understanding both old and new Fabric OS.

 

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Registered: ‎01-28-2010

Re: which version Fabric OS switch of the rule config

 

 http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/product_manuals/B_SAN/FOS_AdminGd_v720.pdf

page 343

 

Best practices for zoning
The following are recommendations for using zoning:
Always zone using the switch with
the latest Fabric OS release level.
Switches with earlier Fabric OS versions do not have the capability to view all the functionality
that a newer Fabric OS version provides, as fu
nctionality is backwards-compatible but not
forwards-compatible.
Zone using the core switch versus an edge switch.
Zone using a Backbone rather than a switch.
A Backbone has more resources to hand
le zoning changes and implementations.

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