03-29-2011 01:42 AM
I have an existing fabric containing a McData switch (IBM - McData 4500) and IBM BladeCenter Brocade switch linked via ISL. I would like to replace the existing McData with a new Brocade 24 port switch.
Can someone please tell me the best way of swapping out the McData and transfering the Zone configuration?
04-05-2011 02:50 PM
Are you using DCFM to manage your fabric?
do you have redundant fabric?
if so, it is fairly easy.
1.You need to first create an offline copy of your fabric zoneset.
2. take outage on the fabric.
3. change mode from mcdata open mode to Brocade native mode.
4. restore the offline DB zoneset.
5. validate your zoneset is active
6. turn the fabric back on.