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Brocade 4424 in Access Gateway mode, need more port licenses ?

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I have Dell M1000e chassis fully loaded with 16 x M610 blades  and Brocade 4424 configured in Access Gateway mode with NPIV. According to the  Brocade hardware manual this product comes with 12 port base license (8 internal and 4 external ports active). Dynamic  license mode is active. Now I am unable to connect more than 8 server blades to my  SAN due to port license restrictions. My Dell dealer says that you cannot buy  POD (port on demand) license when you use this switch in Access Gateway mode,  and I must have configured this switch the wrong way. The question is, do you need to buy more port licenses to activate all 24 ports when using Brocade 4424 in Access Gateway mode ?

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