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gc
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Registered: ‎08-31-2015

Does Brocade FC 16G Switch tries to login over wire ?

Hi Community,

 

We have systems (16G HBA) connected to Brocade 16G switch through FC cables, and noticed that brocade switch tries to login over the HBA. What made me notice is - there was a remote login on the subject system here which had the wwpn aligned with wwn of the switch. Curious to know more on this.

 

Thanks, 

GC

gc
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Re: Does Brocade FC 16G Switch tries to login over wire ?

Why does a switch logs into the system connected to its port ?

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Registered: ‎02-05-2014

Re: Does Brocade FC 16G Switch tries to login over wire ?

It should do this only during the initialisation phase. The PLOGI is being sent from the fabric nameserver to the hba to try and obtain some more information which it can use in reporting facilities. Nothing unusual.

Kind regards,
Erwin van Londen
Brocade Distinguished Architect
http://www.erwinvanlonden.net The Fibre Channel blog


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