02-07-2012 01:35 AM
I have connected cisco mds with mcdata 3032 in interop mode 4. But, the link is down Isolation due to ELP failure. On mcdata, I have configured port as G and switch in MCDATA Fabric interop mode.
I do see on event log Code 81 WITH FOLLOWING DATA 0000 0000 0700 0000 203C 0800 881A 96C1. Invalid attachment. i have same Timers on both side of link.
R_A_TOV : 100
Any help would be great to fix this link.
02-07-2012 05:28 AM
I have attached a cisco doc explaining the different interop procedures.
02-07-2012 11:51 AM
Thanks for link, I followed this link, managed to get brocade working with cisco but not Mcdata. Cisco side config is fine , any other thoughts on mcdata side?
02-09-2012 01:45 AM
What is the output of command show port status in the Mcdata? There should be an 'Reason' for the Invalid Attachment error.
Bear in mind, that for connecting a Cisco with a Mcdata switch, several operatives need to be performed in addition to setting a vsan with interop mode 4. You need to do the following:
- Suspend the VSAN used for the merge.
- Add the desired ports.
- configure the ISL port as an e-port.
- Modify the VSAN wwn, so that is McData compliant.
- enable the vsan afterwards.
- enable the e-port connected to the mcdata.
with these steps, the two switchs should merge.