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LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?

LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?  

 

what is the pre-requities for LSAN configuration ?

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Re: LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?

Hello,

for LSAN you have to configure FC-FC routing.

You need to have switch which is supporting FCR.

With DCX8510-8 and proper licenses (virtual fabric license, integraded routing license) you may create virtual router directly on your switch.

Then you have to physically connect default logical switch with base switch with FC cable.

Try to check topic bellow:

https://community.brocade.com/t5/Fibre-Channel-SAN-Forums/FC-to-FC-routing-in-combination-with-San-Extension-using-DCX/td-p/34885

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Marian Bezeg
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Re: LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?

Thanks 

 

we will plan to migrate DCX8510-8 to brocade x6 any documnet to for migration pre-requests ?

 

And this models support FC-FC routing with out physcial FC router?

 

how to configure the FC-FC routing for these model switches ?

 

It  will support LSAN zoning for these models ?

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Re: LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?

Hello,

see FAQ for X6 switches:

https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/GA-FAQ-5740-06?eula=true

Yes, X6 is supporting virtual fabrics and FCR routing.

For FCR configruation, you need to have proper background so try to google some information first.




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Marian Bezeg
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Re: LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?

FC- FC routing including LSAN zone concepts are covered in the FOS admin guide:

 

http://www2.brocade.com/en/backend-content/pdf-page.html?/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/administration-guide/fos-800-adminguide.pdf

 

Found in the documents library of my.brocade.com starting on page 475. FC-FC routing and LSAN zones are advanced configuration work, and they should be done by someone with Brocade fabric design credentials, or significant study. 

 

Also, there is a study course that I STRONGLY recommend prior to any routing configuration changes:

 

https://www.broadcom.com/support/fibre-channel-networking/education/courses/fibre-channel-routing

 

 

The entire task of performing FC-FC routing is beyond the scope of the community forum. But - get these two guides, and they will provide all the information you need to do IFL configuration and LSAN zone setup. 

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Re: LSAN require FC router for DCX8510-8 model ?

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@rdprrao

 

--->>>With DCX8510-8 and proper licenses (virtual fabric license....

 

there is nor VF License available neither required. VF is a Features available on all Gen4 / Gen5 and Gen6 platforms.

 

is here any technical reason why you want to create FCR and LSAN in order to Migrate from DCX to X6 ?

 

FCR on Gen6 Platforms with FOS 8.x is mandatory and required only by Old / unsupported in example 4Gb platforms.

 

to be honest ( saied with caution as I don't know you SAN environments ) I don't see any reason to made such a Migration complicated for such a simple migration.

 

 

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