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rlc
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Connect IBM 24E over Patchpanel with an IBM 24E (via long wave SFP)

Hey to those how able to help me *hopefully*,

 

I try to connect to IBM 24E over patchpannel and long wave SFPs from Brocade.

We have for both SAN switches Full Fabric licenses deployed.

 

But the actual situaltion is the following: the where the SFP is connectet to show the port status: no_light on both switches.

I already turned around the plugs, the LC/SC cables that are used are new one.

 

Concerning the fact that the patch panel cable was correctly assigned by the technician how installed the obtical cables (means: I assume that there is no failure between SAN switch #1 and #2).

 

For me it's the first time that I have to struggle with such a toppic. I hope you can support me somehow.

 

 

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Re: Connect IBM 24E over Patchpanel with an IBM 24E (via long wave SFP)

Hello rlc!

 

Can you share with us a switchshow and a sfpshow  of the ports on each switch ?

 

sfpshow can tell you if the sfp are working okay.

rlc
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Re: Connect IBM 24E over Patchpanel with an IBM 24E (via long wave SFP)

[ Edited ]

Thank you for your fast feedback!

 

 

SWITCH#1:

Now the result of sfpshow - seems to be good - port 0 is the port of interest:

 

Port  0: id (lw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UDA111011037241  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  1: id (lw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UDA108234000455  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  2: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF413150001KJF  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  3: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF413150001KH5  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  4: --
Port  5: --
Port  6: --
Port  7: --
Port  8: --
Port  9: --
Port 10: --
Port 11: --
Port 12: --
Port 13: --
Port 14: --
Port 15: --
Port 16: --
Port 17: --
Port 18: --
Port 19: --
Port 20: --
Port 21: --
Port 22: --
Port 23: --

 

And the result of switchshow:

 

switchName:     DERUNW2626
switchType:     71.2
switchState:    Online
switchMode:     Native
switchRole:     Principal
switchDomain:   11
switchId:       fffc0b

zoning:         OFF
switchBeacon:   OFF

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto
==============================================
  0   0   0b0000   id    N8   No_Light    FC
  1   1   0b0100   id    N8   No_Light    FC
  2   2   0b0200   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fd:5f:1c
  3   3   0b0300   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fd:5f:1a
  4   4   0b0400   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  5   5   0b0500   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  6   6   0b0600   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  7   7   0b0700   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  8   8   0b0800   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
  9   9   0b0900   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 10  10   0b0a00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 11  11   0b0b00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 12  12   0b0c00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 13  13   0b0d00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 14  14   0b0e00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 15  15   0b0f00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 16  16   0b1000   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 17  17   0b1100   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 18  18   0b1200   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 19  19   0b1300   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 20  20   0b1400   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 21  21   0b1500   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 22  22   0b1600   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 23  23   0b1700   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled

 

SWITCH#2:

 

sfpshow - Port 8 is the port of interest:

 

Port  0: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500002WY  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  1: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500002WT  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  2: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500002YM  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  3: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500002YF  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  4: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500002Z1  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  5: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF41205000039A  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  6: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500003CB  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  7: id (sw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UAF4120500003D0  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  8: id (lw) Vendor: BROCADE          Serial No: UDA111311005311  Speed: 200                                                                                        ,400,800_MB/s
Port  9: --
Port 10: --
Port 11: --
Port 12: --
Port 13: --
Port 14: --
Port 15: --
Port 16: --
Port 17: --
Port 18: --
Port 19: --
Port 20: --
Port 21: --
Port 22: --
Port 23: --

 

switchshow:

 

switchName:     DERUNW0079
switchType:     71.2
switchState:    Online
switchMode:     Native
switchRole:     Principal
switchDomain:   1
switchId:       fffc01

zoning:         ON (fabric_a)
switchBeacon:   OFF

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto
==============================================
  0   0   010000   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:05:07:68:02:10:f0:66
  1   1   010100   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:05:07:68:02:30:f0:66
  2   2   010200   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:00:c9:fa:e0:09
  3   3   010300   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:00:c9:f6:f5:f9
  4   4   010400   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:05:07:68:02:10:f0:67
  5   5   010500   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:05:07:68:02:30:f0:67
  6   6   010600   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:00:c9:fa:de:95
  7   7   010700   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  20:14:00:a0:b8:32:2d:6e
  8   8   010800   id    N8   No_Light    FC
  9   9   010900   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 10  10   010a00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 11  11   010b00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 12  12   010c00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 13  13   010d00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 14  14   010e00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 15  15   010f00   --    N8   No_Module   FC  Disabled
 16  16   011000   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 17  17   011100   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 18  18   011200   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 19  19   011300   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 20  20   011400   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 21  21   011500   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 22  22   011600   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
 23  23   011700   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled

rlc
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Registered: ‎07-24-2014

Re: Connect IBM 24E over Patchpanel with an IBM 24E (via long wave SFP)

Hey guys,

 

the problem is solved. I think I've done a very stupid mistake.The cable from the SAN switch was connected to a wrong patch panel port. But unfortunately our patch panles are not in the same order. That means in room #1 we do have: pp1, pp2, pp3.

In room #2: pp3, pp1, pp2. :-s

 

The problem was in front of the device not the device itself.

 

Thank you for supporting.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto
==============================================
  0   0   0b0000   id    N8   Online      FC  E-Port  segmented,(Eport Isolated)                     >>>>           It's working now. ;-)
  1   1   0b0100   id    N8   No_Light    FC
  2   2   0b0200   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fd:5f:1c
  3   3   0b0300   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fd:5f:1a
  4   4   0b0400   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  5   5   0b0500   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  6   6   0b0600   --    N8   No_Module   FC
  7   7   0b0700   --    N8   No_Module   FC

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Registered: ‎04-05-2011

Re: Connect IBM 24E over Patchpanel with an IBM 24E (via long wave SFP)

Hey lrc!

 

goot to know that you will not need to replace anything on your devices.

 

Keep in mind that the fabric is "segmented" this is because you need to do further configurations, like to "merge" the configuration database (if any), configure domain ID's and set security policy (if needed). Are you aware about this ?

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