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Brocade access gateway to cisco mds 9222i on qlogic as hba..disables internal ports

Team we are trying to install Brocade switch module in IBM Bladecenter H with Qlogic ciov card in the blades..

Brocade switch module details

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Part Number: 32R1818

FRU Number: 32R1820

We have enabled access gateway to connect it to cisco...Once we enable it, the internal ports will go disable randomnly and only few of the ports are getting enabled..

At present we have connected only one external port to cisco MDS 9222i..

LVBDCBLAD-BRCD2:USERID> SWITC                switchshow
switchName: LVBDCBLAD-BRCD2
switchType: 37.1
switchState: Online  
switchMode: Access Gateway Mode
switchWwn: 10:00:00:05:1e:73:f3:33
switchBeacon: OFF

Area Port Media Speed State     Proto
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  0   0   id    N4   No_Light        
  1   1   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
  2   2   cu    N4   Online           F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:bb:b9:ff 0x640800
  3   3   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
  4   4   cu    N4   Online           F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:be:ce:c5 0x640600
  5   5   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
  6   6   cu    N4   Online           F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:be:45:c9 0x640900
  7   7   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
  8   8   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
  9   9   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
10  10   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
11  11   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
12  12   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
13  13   cu    N4   In_Sync          Disabled (Fabric Login Failed)
14  14   cu    AN   No_Sync         
15  15   id    N4   No_Light        
16  16   id    N4   No_Light        
17  17   id    N4   No_Light        
18  18   id    N4   Online           N-Port  20:16:00:0d:ec:af:96:81 0x640002
19  19   id    N4   No_Light       

when we try to map all the ports to the same external port..we still face the "fabric login failed on the internal ports" and also the default ports mapped to the n ports are also shows disabled..only some of them shows enabled.

Cisco MDS OS version:-

system: version 4.2(3)

Brocade OS version:-

Firmware Version  : v6.1.1

Please suggest how do we make all the ports enable since we are unable to go live without this internal ports getting mapped..

Any inputs will be of great help...

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Re: Brocade access gateway to cisco mds 9222i on qlogic as hba..disables internal ports

Per default only a couple of Fports are mapped to each Nport.

Without making no changes only port mapped againt port 18 will function.

You said you remapped Fports to the one Nport with no succes.

Could you post an ag --mapshow and ag --show ?

Is there a reason why you only connected one Nport to you MDS switch?

With all Fports lit, you'll have an oversubscription of 14:1 when running all port in 4G and no failover capabilities.

With more Nports connected you'l have less oversubscription failover capabilities and if desired and supported F port Trunking.

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