01-19-2011 04:25 AM
I have cascaded two brocade 300 switches ( switch12 <---> switch13 ) using ISL links with long distance SFPs. I can see the correct port states
zoning: ON (config_1)
Index Port Address Media Speed State Proto
How can see the ports of switch "switch13" from "switch12" 's CLI console ?
How can I zone switch ports of cascaded switch with local switch from CLI? (say I need to put ports 'switch12:3' and 'switch13:5' in the same zone)
01-19-2011 06:00 AM
First question > you cannot, in the old days you could use webtools but that has been removed in favor of DCFM.
If you wish you can get a free copy to do so, if i'm not mistaking.
Sec Q > You can zone any port or wwn from any switch on any switch in CLI, if you don't have security in place.
01-19-2011 08:25 AM
The commands TechHelp24 gives will only show port where devices are logged in.
If that's what you want those are helpful indeed.
If you're looking for output from comands like switchshow and portshow those are not possible.
You'll have to log on the other switch to execute
01-19-2011 10:51 PM
Thats just a matter of how someone understands or interpert a question.
Either way topicstarter has an answer. If he ment something completely different he can ask a specific question.
01-19-2011 11:27 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm another opinion.
A Switch Port is to see and to understand as "End Point" , and this is the reason that such features or functionality will be never existing.
And this is my Interpretation.
01-22-2011 02:49 AM
to see the "remote" ports is not possible but you can see the remote devices which are logged in with nscamshow
From the commandline you can create zone and aliases without any problems.
cfgadd and cfgenable are the most important commands for zoning.
Run zonehelp to see all related zoning commands.
With the command nodefind PID,WWN or ALAISname you can find out if a device is online or not somewhere in the fabric.
I hope this helps.
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