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tb1
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Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Brocade 3250 FC Switch - Commands

Hi at all!

I need to configure my Fibre-Channel Switch - Brocade 3250.

I have to execute these commands:

  • Portcfglongdistance
  • Portcfgislmode               
  • Portcfglongdistance      

  • Portcfgtrunkport           
  • Switchcfgtrunk 

Can I execute these commands through working-hours? Will the ports shutdown for a moment to use the configurations?

Do I need to shutdown the serversystems on the other side?

Thanks!           

Super Contributor
Posts: 635
Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Brocade 3250 FC Switch - Commands

These commands will be disruptive for the traffic which is passing the ISL.

You will notice IO errors on the affected traffic flows. If you have alternate routes you can do it online but keep in mind that you will loose frames and IO.

It can happens that servers/application crashes. This is a risk.

It is unclear why you plan to use switchcfgtrunk command.

I hope this helps. If you are satisfy with this answer please rate it.

Andreas

tb1
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: Brocade 3250 FC Switch - Commands

OK, thanks for your helpful answer.

Do I need to reboot the switch after executing these commands? Is there anything more to do?

Thanks!

Super Contributor
Posts: 635
Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Brocade 3250 FC Switch - Commands

No reboot is required.

Andreas

tb1
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Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: Brocade 3250 FC Switch - Commands

Thank you!

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