Ethernet Fabric (VDX, CNA)

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Registered: ‎05-24-2010

Brocade Blade IBM Switch 69Y1909 Not Showing CEE Host in Fabric

Environment: IBM Blade H chassis with Brocade 8470  69Y1909

Fabos Version 6.3.1_cee

Blade Slot 3: HS22 Blade with Brocade CFFH adapter 81Y1650 firmware and boot code 3.0.0 UEFI settings set to default values.

Blade Slot 4: HS22 Blade with QLogic CFFH adapter 42C1830 firmware and boot code 5.03.05 UEFI settings set to default values.

According to the IBM / Brocade Installation guide ( the only configuration needed, to get CEE from the host ports to bridge the to Fibre Channel switch, is to enable the host facing port for FCOE. The rest of the switch configuration is "fabric switch as usual"...



Display Current State

Enable CEE Priorities

(Defaults from factory)

sw28#sho cee maps

CEE Map default
    Precedence 1
    Priority Group Table
      1:  Weight 40, PFC Enabled, TrafficClass 3, BW%   40
      2:  Weight 60, PFC Disabled, TrafficClass 6,   BW% 60
      15.0: PFC Disabled
      15.1: PFC Disabled
      15.2: PFC Disabled
      15.3: PFC Disabled
      15.4: PFC Disabled
      15.5: PFC Disabled
      15.6: PFC Disabled
      15.7: PFC Disabled
    Priority Table
       CoS:    0      1    2    3      4    5    6    7
      PGID:    2      2    2    1      2    2    2    2
    FCoE CoS: 3
    Enabled on the following interfaces
      InT 0/4

Enable CEE on Host port on ports 3   and 4

interface InTengigabitEthernet 0/3
  description bch203
  switchport mode access
  no shutdown

interface InTengigabitEthernet 0/4
  description bch204
  switchport mode access
  no shutdown

sw28#sho interface intengigabitethernet 0/4
InTengigabitEthernet 0/4 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
Hardware is Ethernet, address is 0005.33a9.9321
     Current address is 0005.33a9.9321
Tracking status: Disabled
Tracked interfaces:  None
Pluggable media not present
   Description: bch204
Interface index (ifindex) is 1745092612
MTU 2500 bytes
LineSpeed: Auto - 10000 Mbit, Duplex: Full
Flowcontrol rx: on, tx: on
Last clearing of show interface counters: 6w2d19h
Queueing strategy: fifo
Arp ageing timeout value is 04:00:00 (Default)

Review VLAN with CEE enabled

(This seems to be a set option and   can NOT be changed from factory: VLAN 1002 with CEE profile called   "default")

fcoe-map default
  fcoe-vlan 1002

sw28#show fcoe-map

fcoe-map default
     cee-map      : default
     fcoe-vlan    : 1002
     interface(s) : InT 0/3, InT 0/4

Display Fibre Fabric


sw28:admin> fabricshow
Switch ID   Worldwide   Name           Enet IP   Addr    FC IP Addr      Name
   1: fffc01 50:00:51:e4:11:45:9f:3f            "fcr_xd_1_26"
   2: fffc02 50:00:51:e4:11:45:9f:40            "fcr_xd_2_27"
   3: fffc03 50:00:51:e4:11:45:9f:3e            "fcr_xd_3_11"
   4: fffc04 50:00:51:e4:11:45:9f:41            "fcr_xd_4_1"
   5: fffc05 50:00:51:e4:11:45:9f:56            "fcr_xd_5_9"
  10: fffc0a 10:00:00:05:1e:5e:50:25        >"fc10"
  13: fffc0d 10:00:00:05:1e:5d:92:32         "fc13"
  14: fffc0e 10:00:00:05:1e:35:50:0e         "FC14"
  18: fffc12 10:00:00:05:1e:04:53:e9         "fc18"
  22: fffc16 10:00:00:05:33:a9:92:f9         "sw28"
160: fffca0 50:00:51:e3:64:22:ee:0a            "fcr_fd_160"

The Fabric has 11 switches

Display Local WWPN on switch


sw28:admin> nsaliasshow
There is no entry in the Local Name Server


1) Why when review the name server do I not see host WWPN showing up in the switch?

2) Where is the binding of VLAN 1002 to the FC external ports (External : 30-23 Fiber Ports) defined?

3) Why on this switch can you not build a new CEE porfile (forces only 'default") and bind to a user defined VLAN?


Below shows in BIOS on two different CNA Adapter types, scanning the Fabric which should then show the devices up in the local name server listings:

Any ideas, or others with working systems that can post their configurations / notes would be appreciated.

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