07-30-2014 11:07 PM - edited 07-30-2014 11:07 PM
I'm having some difficulty setting up ISL between two Brocade M5424s. They are connected to the same Admin domain (with differnt IDs) and share the same zone configuration but I don't see how to actually configure the ISL?
There are two fibre cables running between both switches, the ports are configured and showing as E-Ports.
Both switches are licensed for "Fabric" which I'm led to believe includes the ISL licenses.
Other than plug int the cables I'm not sure what else is involved. From what i've read it should "just work"? How do I know when the configuration is successful?
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07-31-2014 12:13 AM
When connecting two switches together, you need to verify that the following parameters are different:
You must also verify the following fabric parameters are identical on each switch for a fabric to merge:
(these parameters are usually not modified, so a priori, don't bother with them)
Now, you just have to connect a cable between the two E-ports and see if the switchs merge. If the zoning is the same one in both ends, you shouldn't have any issues. but to confirm it, try the following commands:
07-31-2014 04:33 PM
Below is the output of the islshow command, does this indicate it is working?
1: 17-> 19 10:00:50:eb:1a:04:cc:5d 1 SW03 sp: 8.000G bw: 8.000G QOS
2: 18-> 20 10:00:50:eb:1a:04:cc:5d 1 SW03 sp: 8.000G bw: 8.000G QOS
The cabling layout is;
SW01 port 17 <-> SW03 port 19
SW01 port 18 <-> SW03 port 20