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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-25-2015

Trunking From Brocade

Hi,

 

I have a Brocade ICX 6430 ,2 Cisco  Catalyst 3012 and a Netgear XS712T ProSafe 

 

On both the Cicso switches I have the below config

 

Cisco01# interface GigabitEthernet 0/16

Cisco01 (config-if)# description Connect to Brocade ICX 6430

Cisco01 (config-if)# switchport mode trunk

Cisco01 (config-if)# switchport trunk allowed vlan 4000

Cisco01 (config-if)# switchport nonegotiate

 

On the Brocade switch

 

Brocade01(config)#vlan 4000 name mgmt
Brocade01(config)#vlan 4000 by port
Brocade01(config-vlan-4000)#tagged ethernet 1/1/2 to 1/1/24

 

Brocade01(config)#interface ethernet 1/1/21                                                        Trunk to Cisco01

Brocade01(config-if)#port-name A TRUNK PORT

 

Brocade01(config)#interface ethernet 1/1/22                                                        Trunk to Cisco02
Brocade01(config-if)#port-name A TRUNK PORT

 

Additionally I have

 

Brocade01(config)#trunk ethernet 1/1/23 to 1/1/24                                              2 port Trunk group to 10 Gbps Netgear Switch.
Brocade01(config)#write memory
Brocade01(config)#trunk deploy

 

Question 1) Is my trunk config on Brocade for Cisco correct?

Question 2) Will my 2 port tunk between Brocade and Netgear work. Only doubt I am having is about port bandwith. Netgear has all 10 gbps ports and Brocade has 1 gbps ports.

 

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Posts: 37
Registered: ‎02-27-2015

Re: Trunking From Brocade

Hi,

 

I've no comment about Netgear side but can tell some on Cisco:

 

If Cisco is using native vlan you have to enter dual mode command on interfaces which are connected to Cisco switches.

Dual-Mode means "Accept both Tag and Untag traffic"

Example:




SSH@ICX7450-24P Router(config-mif-1/1/2-1/1/24)#dual-mode 4000

 

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Destan YILANCI
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-25-2015

Re: Trunking From Brocade

Thanks Destan,

 

I will not be using native vlan. I am looking to communicate to cisco switches using the vlan 4000 which works for the above config.

Finally i got it to work with the below config.

 

Brocade01#show vlan
Brocade01#configure terminal
Brocade01(config)#vlan 4000 name mgmt
Brocade01(config)#vlan 4000 by port
Brocade01(config-vlan-4000)#tagged ethernet 1/1/21 to 1/1/24 These are trunk ports
Brocade01(config-vlan-4000)#untagged ethernet 1/1/13 to 1/1/20 In other words switch access mode like cisco.
Brocade01(config-vlan-4000)#end

Brocade01#show vlan
Brocade01(config)#write memory

 

Create uplinks for Cisco switches

Brocade01#configure terminal
Brocade01(config)#interface ethernet 1/1/23 Trunk to Cisco01
Brocade01(config-if-e1000-1/1/23)#port-name Trunk to Cisco01 Description of the port using port-name command

Brocade01(config)#interface ethernet 1/1/24 Trunk to Cisco02
Brocade01(config-if-e1000-1/1/24)#port-name Trunk to Cisco02 Description of the port using port-name command

 

I haven't tested the Netgear side as yet. I shall update this post with my results once I am done.

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