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Registered: ‎04-26-2013

EX port configuration to McData 4500

Hello,

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.

Glenn

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Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: EX port configuration to McData 4500

-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 ?

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Registered: ‎04-26-2013

Re: EX port configuration to McData 4500

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.

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Re: EX port configuration to McData 4500

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 ?

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Re: EX port configuration to McData 4500

>>>>> 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.



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Re: EX port configuration to McData 4500

as fair as i remember EOS 7.x is not compatible with EOS 9.9.x

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