06-25-2013 01:48 AM
I'm looking to connect my 6510 to a Sphereon 4500 running in Open Fabric Mode 1.0.
My 6510 base switch has:
Domain ID = 115
Fabric ID = 69
The 4500 has:
Domain ID = 1
Fabric ID = ??????
When I run the portcfgexport command what should I put for the -f parameter?
1. I assume the -f parameter refers to the fabric ID of the 4500?
2. Looking at the 4500 config I don't see a fabric ID. Should I see one?
Thanks in advance.
06-25-2013 02:56 AM
-f = Fabric ID you assign as EX_Port to McDATA Port.
However, I'm not sure if IR from 6510 as EX Port configuration can work with McDATA.
what is the EOS Release installed in 4500 ?
06-25-2013 03:03 AM
4500 is at Firmware Version: 07.01.00 5
I've seen that this is not supported but I thought I'd give it a try.
This is a test unit. The customer has 07.01.00 5 and cannot upgrade. I'm testing to see if we can communicate so that I can look at migrating from 4500s to 6510s.
06-25-2013 03:07 AM
indeed, 7.x is very old.
You must upgrade to 9.9.5 or higher
--->>> The customer has 07.01.00 5 and cannot upgrade.
what is the reason you cannot upgrade to a new release ?
06-25-2013 03:14 AM
>>>>> what is the reason you cannot upgrade to a new release ?
As they are putting in new infrastructure (6510s) they do not have the time.
As this is a test McData I could upgrade this to 9.9.5+.
Could I then connect:
6510 EX-prt -->4500 9.9.5 E port --> 4500 7.x E port.
What we're trying to prove is that connecting via an EX port does NOT merge config data.
I know the manuals say the configs won't be merged but I have to prove this to the customer.