06-04-2015 08:07 AM
I am trying to connect a Brocade switch to a Cisco MDS 9710. Rather than use interop mode on the MDS, I was thinking about using Access Gateway mode on the Brocade.
How do you enable AG mode on a brocade switch? Are there any guides that explain the configuration on both the Brocade and MDS switch?
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06-05-2015 08:34 AM
The switch is an HP branded Brocade. I got this from the CLI.
Brocade SwitchType: 58.2 (I think this is a Brocade 5000 switch)
Trying to connect this to a Cisco MDS9710 running NX-OS 6.2(11).
Let me know if you need any additional info.
06-05-2015 09:21 AM
Here is what I found in the documentation:
Q: What switches support Access Gateway mode?
A: The Brocade 200E, Brocade 300, Brocade 5100, and Brocade VA-40FC switches, as well as the Brocade 40xx and 50xx blade server switches support Access Gateway mode. Access Gateway support in the Brocade 5100 was added in Brocade Fabric OS® 6.2. The Brocade VA-40FC is the only Brocade switch that runs in Access Gateway mode by default.
Thanks @alexey.stepanov for the help!
06-05-2015 09:42 AM
Thanks for all your replies! This has been really helpful. It sounds like I'm going to have to use interop mode 3 on the MDS switches to create an ISL between the Brocade 5000 switches. Good to know ahead of performing the cutover.