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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-27-2015

4 node SAN fabric Switch change

hi there,

ı have to change a SAN switch which is very old (replace it with  a brand new  6505 switch) . (on the picture you can see as ıt is in the middle with domain ID 1)

But it is the lovest domain ID switch in the fabric. And also there are 2 different san switches connected to that san switch.

And one more thing is all switch FOS are diffeent.Those switches are connected to each other with 1 ISL link ,no trunking License installed

 

can anybody advise a proper way to do it

Thanks a lot.

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 318
Registered: ‎08-31-2009

Re: 4 node SAN fabric Switch change

Hello,

 

If you need to replace switch DID 1 and only 1 ISL is going to the 2 others switch, there is no other choice that creating a downtime for the 3 switches with a remove and replace of DID 1.

 

Recommendation is configure the new switch prior the operations.

Backup configuration of old DID switch.

Take a supportsave for have a good pickture prior the changes.

If you can have the switches at the same FOS level it could be good too or at the maximum FOS level for old products.

 

 

 

 

 

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-27-2015

Re: 4 node SAN fabric Switch change

Thanks a lot for the fast response

 

how can i prepare the new switch prior ? this stage is not very clear for me.

Also is there a document to follow these kind of operations?

 

by DID do you mean DomainId or something else ?

 

CAn we add the new switch to the loop ,and then change some ports from the old switch to new switch .And then interchange the first and last swithces domain ID s.Just guessing ??

 

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 318
Registered: ‎08-31-2009

Re: 4 node SAN fabric Switch change

FOS administrator guide describes the basic and advanced configuration tasks.

The goal for you will be to setup the switch with the same configuration than the old one concerning DID (Domain ID), ports configurations and others specifics configurations from your environment.

 

You can always add the new switch in the loop (use a different DID), but you will need to use extra ISLs and cut paths anyway, so it will be extra work for the same result. But always possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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