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Registered: ‎12-05-2008



ISL R_RDY Mode in what environments? Its main function is to what?


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Registered: ‎01-05-2005

Re: ISL R_RDY Mode

when you want to  connect 2 FC switches that are separated by a network into a single fabric thru a gateway.  By defaults, switch ports initialize links using ELP mode 1. However, gateways expect ELP mode 2  (ie ISL R_RDY mode on) therefore E-ports on both switches must be set to ISL R_RDY mode to on.

Hope this helps.

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Registered: ‎03-03-2010

Re: ISL R_RDY Mode

ISL R_RDY mode may be enabled in case of ISL distance.This can be set thorugh portCfgISLMode command. But through portcfgshow we can check whether it is enabled or not.Keeping the distance in mind we have to set it.

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