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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-14-2013

Unable to configure fcoe on Brocade VDX 6720

Hi,

I am new to brocade switches and I am unable to find exact steps to configure and manage FCoE on Brocade VDX 6720 switches.

Please let me know if is any KB or documentation that explains FCoE configuration.

Thanks

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-14-2013

Re: Unable to configure fcoe on Brocade VDX 6720


I tried configuring fcoe on interfaces 1/0/7 and 1/0/8 using the commands :

switch(config)#interface tengigabitethernet 1/0/7

switch(conf-if-te-0/7)# fcoeport default

switch(config)#interface tengigabitethernet 1/0/8

switch(conf-if-te-0/8)# fcoeport default

sw0(conf-if-te-1/0/7)# do show running-config interface tengigabitethernet 1/0/7

interface TenGigabitEthernet 1/0/7

fabric isl enable

fabric trunk enable

switchport

switchport mode trunk

fcoeport default

no shutdown

!

sw0(conf-if-te-1/0/8)# do show running-config interface tengigabitethernet 1/0/8

interface TenGigabitEthernet 1/0/8

fabric isl enable

fabric trunk enable

switchport

switchport mode trunk

fcoeport default

no shutdown

!

sw0(config)# do show fcoe fabric-map default
============================================================================
Fabric-Map            VLAN     VFID     Pri   FCMAP       FKA      Timeout
============================================================================
default               1002  128   3  0xefc00  8000  Enabled

Total number of Fabric Maps = 1


sw0(config)# do show vlan brief
VLAN       Name            State   Ports
(F)-FCoE                          (u)-Untagged, (t)-Tagged
                                  (c)-Converged
======== ================ ======= ===============================
1        default         ACTIVE  Te 1/0/7(t) Te 1/0/8(t)
1002(F)  VLAN1002        ACTIVE  Te 1/0/7(c)

I have the following questions with respect to the above configuration:

1. Even though port 1/0/8 has been configured as fcoeport, only port 1/0/7 shows up for VLAN1002 in "show vlan brief". Why is this so?

2. Even after configuring the above steps I observed that only the NIC port of the HBA is being detected where as the FCoE link is still down. Am I mising any configuration steps ?

3. Does the Brocade VDX 6720 support FCoE DCB in standalone mode ?

I obtained the above mentioned configuration steps from the NOS_CommandRef_v400.pdf http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brocade.com%2Fdownloads%2Fdocuments%2Fproduct_manuals%2FB_VDX%2FNOS_CommandRef_v400.pdf&ei=KA4OUq2oNcekyQHJsoEw&usg=AFQjCNFe-YbaUd57CzTaAV...

Any help is appreciated

Brocadian
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎10-05-2010

Re: Unable to configure fcoe on Brocade VDX 6720

FCoE is not supported in standalone mode for all VDX platforms.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-14-2013

Re: Unable to configure fcoe on Brocade VDX 6720

Thanks Smahadev for the reply.

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