12-01-2011 06:00 AM
I'm trying to connect two Brocade 300s, recently upgraded to Fabric OS: v6.4.2a.
I installed 30km lw sfps in both switches, ports 9:
Vendor Name: BROCADE
Vendor PN: 57-1000020-01
And connected the ports. Currently the switches are located in the same rack; I'm just trying to confirm they work and can be ISL'd.
9 9 020900 id N4 In_Sync FC
9 9 010900 id N4 In_Sync FC
I'm sure it's something simple.
Is there a minimum distance needed for the ISL long wave to be valid?
Do I need an extended fabric license to use these 30km sfps? Even thought at the moment the distance is only a few feet?
What cable type should I use? Multi vs. single mode?
12-01-2011 11:34 AM
I switched to SM (single mode) cables and the ISL is working ok.
9 9 870900 id N4 Online FC E-Port 10:00:00:05:1e:bd:15:40 "ea-san-sw2" (upstream)
9 9 880900 id N4 Online FC E-Port 10:00:00:05:1e:c5:76:29 "ea-san-sw1" (downstream)