02-26-2014 07:12 AM
Just setup two DS4100-32 port 4GB Switches, they are connected together using the ISL, All working fine, But I want to connect one of the spare 200e 16 port switches that is in another comms room at the otherend of the building, to make it a 3 switch fabric,
the connection I was going to try and do was Unit-1 -> Unit-2 -> Unit-3 ( 200e )
But the problem I seem to have is that I connect the 200E back to Unit 1 set the ISL up, but it does not see the 3rd switch. when you run islshow n the 200E
1: 15-> (incompatible)
The 200e has no config on it, I was hoping that the 200e would get its config from the DS-4100 or at least some of it.
the all have different domain ID's and one of the DS-4100's is the principal switch
When you run islhow on the DS-4100:
1: 27-> 27 10:00:00:05:1e:04:26:d7 2 MicBroc_DS_4100 sp: 4.000G bw: 4.000G ( this is to the other DS-4100 )
2: 31-> (incompatible)
Is this down to the FW difference ?
Or is there som other config change on either the ds-4100 or the 200e ?
Any help or advice welcome
03-04-2014 11:50 AM
Could you paste the output of portcfgshow <port> for the isl ports?
Could you also post the message obtained in errdump?
Do the 3 switchs have the same interopmode?
I think that the fos version should not be an issue here.
03-05-2014 12:44 AM
Hi thanks for the reply
I have sorted the issue out it seems the Fabric segments because the 200e has a hidden zone configuration (no access) activated and the 4100 pair has an explicit zone configuration activated.
When you disable a CFG the defaultzone takes effect
Type ‘defzone – show’
Normally cfgdisable, cfgclear, cfgsave will normally do it…. and the switch will join but in this case it did not want to play
So on the 200e I set the defzone --allaccess, enabled the switch and it joined the fabric, all is now working
Not sure if this is the correct way of doing it but its worked