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Ethernet Fabric (VDX, CNA)

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Registered: ‎02-17-2011

Brocade BR1741M-k 10 Gbps CNA connect to Dell Mk8428-k. Help?

Hi All

I got an Windows 2008 R2 server on a blade in my M1000-e chassis with 2 x Dell MK8428-k (Brocade 8000

derivative) with FOS v6.3.1_del switches in the back. The 2 switches is connected to a FC Brocade Frabric each and is set in ag (Access Gateway) mode . The Blades connect with switch internal ports via Brocade BR1741M-k 10 Gbps CNA's with dual ports. CNA Port A connect to switch A and CNA Port B connect to switch B.

So here is my problem if I look at CEE interfaces both interface is enable and  live for both ports. But under FCoE only one of the interfaces A for Port A is Online.  Interface B on switch B show status as Offline.

Should be like that if you using AG or not. I would have thought like with HBA's you will have redundant paths.

I'm new to FCoE and Access Gateways. Please help.


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