12-03-2013 11:14 AM
If these log are recent and captured the fabric merge (or attempt) as you described in your first post.
It looks like you got SCC enabled and the switch that tries to merge is denied because it is not on the ACL
2013/12/02-22:28:02, [SEC-1187], 1062, FID 128, INFO, sansw01, Security violation: Unauthorized switch 10:00:00:05:33:c7 :be:18 tries to join fabric.
sansw01 IBM_2005_16B (aka B200e) would then be the switch in the previous fabric.
That would make 10::05:33:c7:be:18 your b300.
Use fddcfg, distribute and secpolicy* command to get your SCC policy in order.
The quickest way to successfully merge would be to disable the SCC.
12-03-2013 11:16 AM
Oops way more output than I tought.
Anyway the last output from the b300
15 15 010f00 id N8 In_Sync FC Disabled (SW Security Violation)
Is also a hint that something with policies is misaligned
12-03-2013 02:24 PM
when i try to merge the fabrics (the 2 san switches) using net advisor i get this error:
Lossless DLS is not supported in this platform
One of the switches (200E) does not support DLS? I have deactivated it on the 300E switch but still i get the same error.
Is there a way to by pss this?
12-03-2013 02:27 PM
Depends on what else is configured that may interfer in the fabric merge.
If it's more than the SCC policy or not, but still there is no one command that will reset everything to the factory defaults, but it would be nice if you had one,.
Anyway try whether or not it is indeed an SCC policy
12-04-2013 05:52 AM
in the network advisor i have noticed this in the help file
NOTE: All switches in a fabric must be running Fabric OS version 5.3 or later and must be reachable. If a Fabric OS version earlier than version 5.3 is present in the fabric, the fabric is not listed.
Now, 300E has 6.4.3 while 200E has 6.2.2f. The strange thing is that i have another fabric, with exact type san switches, with exact same firmware versions and it is working.
Another thing is that even thou i disable the lossless DSL on 300E (because 200E does not support it) i stille cannot merge the fabrics.
I have deleted any policies and any other things. I have tried to configure the san switches exactly as the ones i have in the working fabric. I do not see where the problem could be.
Any tips would be appreciated.
12-04-2013 06:33 AM
i have managed to get the ports used for creating the fabric on line
but i still cannot create the fabric. I would like to know if there is a way to by pass that lessloss DLS.