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Occasional Visitor
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Registered: ‎04-25-2017

determining installed options for a Fastlron FCX648S

First of all, forgive me as I am not familiar with the Brocade line of switches and my initial attemps to find the answers I need have been unsuccesssful.  


I'm attempting to connect a 3 node vmware cluster using  10 GBe and my understanding is that the FCX648S will support up to 4 SFP+  transceivers. Pictures of the unit show that 2 transceivers are currently installed and two contain dust protectors.


My questions are:

  • what commands can be run to determine if the necessary 10 GBe ports are installed / active.
  • Is an advanced license required to activate said ports

Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Former Brocadian
Posts: 238
Registered: ‎06-30-2010

Re: determining installed options for a Fastlron FCX648S



Depending on options an FCX648 will have up to 4 x 10G ports see data sheet


Running show media should give you details of what SFP/SFP+ are installed


I do not believe that any licence is required to enable 10G ports




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