07-22-2016 05:35 AM
We are currently running two fabrics:
One with FOS versions ranging from FOS versions 3.2.1c to 6.2.0b (fabric #1) and another ranging from 5.3.2 to 6.2.0b (fabric #2) .
The goal here is to remove every switch that does not support FOS 7.x in our fabrics.
I am adding a new switch with FOS 7.3.1d in both fabrics to replace old ones. I plugged the new switch in the fabric #2 with the FOS 5.3.2 switch - No problem whatsoever.
Problem arose when i plugged the new switch in fabric #1 with the old FOS 3.2.1c switch. The ports shows up as E-PORT but was labeled as Segmented (Incompatible).
My guess is that i cannot use FOS 7.3.1d while that old 3.2.1c switch stays connected. Am i correct?
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07-23-2016 04:01 AM
09-01-2016 03:36 AM
Fabric.ops parameters must be consistent on all the switches.
CLI command to check is: configshow -pattern fabric.ops
Check if all are identical or change your settings.
Version is very old and potentials issues will be difficult to troubleshoot.
09-01-2016 04:57 AM
Fabric.ops was verified and are identical. We asked our Brocade representative and he said that v3 and v7 FOS can't coexist. We will have to retire the v3 switch before we can add the new v7 one. Thanks for the help everyone!