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Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

Hi , 

 

Not sure why the virtual fabrics is not supported on our switch (brocade 300 series). I've checked the switch admin guide, but no details regarding this.

 

Inorder to support the virtual fabrics on the swtich , what should be done. can you please let know. thanks.

 

Brocade300-1:user - fosconfig --show

FC Routing service: Service not supported on this platform

iSCSI service: Service not supported on this Platform

iSNS client service: Service not supported on this Platform

Virtual Fabric: Service not supported on this Platform

Ethernet Switch Service: Service not supported on this Platform

 

 

 

switch version info...

Brocade300-1:admin -  version

Kernel:     2.6.14.2   

Fabric OS:  v7.2.1a

Made on:    Thu Mar 6 22:25:36 2014

Flash:     Fri Nov 14 14:49:22 2014

BootProm:   1.0.11

 

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Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

Virtual Fabric is supported only of VF Capable Switches.

 

Brocade 300 is not VF Capable.

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

what brocade switches are capable of VF  ? is it VDX series?

 

I thought Brocade 300 is VF capable, as  in Brocade Nework Advisor 12.3 SAN User manual it's mentioned -

 

"Virtual Fabrics requires that you have at least one Virtual Fabrics-enabled physical chassis running

Fabric OS 6.2.0 or later in your SAN."

 

My switch is running Fabric OS 7.2.

 

 

Thanks

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Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

--->>>Virtual Fabrics requires that you have at least one Virtual Fabrics-enabled physical chassis...

 

that meanig for Virtual Fabric capable Switches.

 

--->>>....running Fabric OS 6.2.0 or later in your SAN

 

VF was introduced by FOS 6.2.0

 

VF capable Switeches are i.e. Brocade 6510, 6520, DCX Class Directors

 

Brocade 300 have no VF Support, same i.e.  ( Brocade 8000 - this is end of life )

 

 

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

> Virtual Fabric: Service not supported on this Platform
- it is the answer to your question right inside your question.
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Re: Brocade switch - Virtual Fabric

Thank you. 

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