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Registered: ‎09-14-2009

Brocade 320 with 4 and 8G sfp's

I have a customer who has a Broacade 320 talking to a Brocade 200e with the appropiate licenses. When the switches use the 4G 10km LW sfp's everthing works fine, but when he introduces the (2) 8G  10km LW sfp's into the 320, he cannot pass traffic on the 8G ones. I had him lock the port speed on the (2) 8G sfp's to 4G and still nothing. They are trying to talk to 4G sfp's in the 200e. When we try the 8G in the same slot as the working 4G, traffic stops.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated...

Cheers

Andy

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Brocade 320 with 4 and 8G sfp's

1 - Are the 8G SFP Brocade Certified ?

and

2 - if yes, some 8 GB SFP have othe Specification Protocol as the 4 GB

what is the exact Model and Manufactory both 4 and 8 GB SFP ?

Contributor
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎09-14-2009

Re: Brocade 320 with 4 and 8G sfp's

They are official Brocade SFP's, I can get exact model number if necessary.

Super Contributor
Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Brocade 320 with 4 and 8G sfp's

as mentioned in my preview post, some 8 GB SFP have other spec. as the 4 GB, this can be the reason that the both switch not operate correct.

I assuming you have check to exclude any behavior for compatible FOS ( which FOS rel. is loaded ? )

and both switch are correct configured ?

what happened when you set the 8G SFP a speed FIX to 4G ?

is the BB-credit correct set ?

what say nsshow ?

Contributor
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎09-14-2009

Re: Brocade 320 with 4 and 8G sfp's

When they fix the ports to 4G they still get no traffic to pass...

FOS  v6.2.0g on both switches

SFP part numbers xbr000144 and xbr000153

portbuffershow

User     Port     Lx           Max/Resv    Buffer Needed          Link   Remaining

Port     Type    Mode          Buffers     Usage  Buffers     Distance  Buffers

----     ----    ----          -------     ------ -------     --------- ----------

  0        F      -               8          8       -             -

  1        F      -               8          8       -             -

  2               -               8          0       -             -

  3               -               8          0       -             -

  4        F      -               8          8       -             -

  5        F      -               8          8       -             -

  6        E      -               8         17      17            <2km

  7        E      -               8         17      17            <2km

  8               -               8          0       -             -

  9               -               8          0       -             -

10               -               8          0       -             -

11        E      -               8         17      17            <2km

12               -               8          0       -             -

13               -               8          0       -             -

14        E      -               8         17      17            <2km

15        E      -               8         17      17            <2km

16               -               8          0       -             -

17               -               8          0       -             -

18               -               8          0       -             -

19               -               8          0      -             -

20               -               8          0       -             -

21               -               8          0       -             -

22               -               8          0       -             -

   23                                  -                                  8                       0                 -                              -        439

CWHFCSWA4:admin> nsshow

{

Type Pid    COS     PortName                NodeName                 TTL(sec)

N    010000;      3;50:0a:09:82:99:fa:d6:01;50:0a:09:80:89:fa:d6:01; na

    FC4s: FCP

    Fabric Port Name: 20:00:00:05:1e:7f:19:db

    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:82:99:fa:d6:01

    Port Index: 0

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

N    010100;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:20:9e:39;20:01:00:1b:32:20:9e:39; na

    Fabric Port Name: 20:01:00:05:1e:7f:19:db

    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:20:9e:39

    Port Index: 1

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

N    010400;      3;50:0a:09:81:89:fa:d6:01;50:0a:09:80:89:fa:d6:01; na

    FC4s: FCP

    Fabric Port Name: 20:04:00:05:1e:7f:19:db

    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:81:89:fa:d6:01

    Port Index: 4

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

N    010500;      3;21:03:00:1b:32:60:2b:3a;20:03:00:1b:32:60:2b:3a; na

    Fabric Port Name: 20:05:00:05:1e:7f:19:db

    Permanent Port Name: 21:03:00:1b:32:60:2b:3a

    Port Index: 5

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

The Local Name Server has 4 entries }

CWHFCSWB4:admin> nsshow

{

Type Pid    COS     PortName                NodeName                 TTL(sec)

N    010000;      3;50:0a:09:82:89:fa:d6:01;50:0a:09:80:89:fa:d6:01; na

    FC4s: FCP

    Fabric Port Name: 20:00:00:05:1e:64:59:e3

    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:82:89:fa:d6:01

    Port Index: 0

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

N    010100;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:20:2b:3a;20:01:00:1b:32:20:2b:3a; na

    PortSymb: "NetApp FC adapter 1."

    Fabric Port Name: 20:01:00:05:1e:64:59:e3

    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:20:2b:3a

    Port Index: 1

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

N    010400;      3;50:0a:09:81:99:fa:d6:01;50:0a:09:80:89:fa:d6:01; na

    FC4s: FCP

    Fabric Port Name: 20:04:00:05:1e:64:59:e3

    Permanent Port Name: 50:0a:09:81:99:fa:d6:01

    Port Index: 4

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

N    010500;      3;21:03:00:1b:32:60:9e:39;20:03:00:1b:32:60:9e:39; na

    Fabric Port Name: 20:05:00:05:1e:64:59:e3

    Permanent Port Name: 21:03:00:1b:32:60:9e:39

    Port Index: 5

    Share Area: No

    Device Shared in Other AD: No

    Redirect: No

The Local Name Server has 4 entries }





Super Contributor
Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Brocade 320 with 4 and 8G sfp's

see BB Table

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