08-28-2012 10:21 AM
Hi, I am new to this environment. I need your help. I have the following setup.
- Two sites ,each site has 7800 router
- connectivity will be through WAN.
- due to Link speed, we are not planning to merge the Fabric.
What steps has to be followed?
Do i need any licenses?
08-28-2012 11:44 AM
Mate, have a look at this guide. Should answer your questions.
08-29-2012 12:06 AM
you have to configure one of your B7800 as FC-Router.
You need the Integrated Routing License for one of your B7800.
Enable the FC-Router on the B7800 with the Integrated Routing License.
Create IP-Interfaces on both B7800. Verify the IP-Network between both B7800.
Create FCIP-Tunnel between VE and VEX Port.
Then you have to decide if you will use ARL (Adaptive Rate Limiting), compression, etc.
08-29-2012 12:58 AM
regarding your first question:
This depends on the quality of the WAN-Link. Is this link stable?
Do you have a commited information rate for the FCIP connection,
that means does the WAN-Link supports QoS to prevent other IP-Streams to reduce your bandwidth?
When you have a merged fabric and the WAN-Link is down the fabric segments.
When you have a merged fabric you do not need the IR license. You are using then VE-VE connection.
It is not easy to decide if you use a merged or not merged scenario.
It depends on your customer requierements and the quality of the WAN Link.
08-29-2012 03:02 AM
if you have FOS V7 you can use the following Document:
09-06-2012 01:59 AM
|As customer does not have IR licence, they have decided yo go with|
merged Fabric. As of now both PR and DR systems are in the same campus,
|connected through their IP network.|
Router has 2 Copper SFP's connected to GE0 and GE1. currently we are
|only using GE0. I have connected ethernet cable to the Ge0 port,|
assigned IP address and created IProute also, but GE0 does not come up.
|Port status shows online with no sync,no light on the port. I have|
changed eth cable, swapped SFP from GE1 to GE0, still does not help.
need your support in resolving the issue. If you have any suggestions pls let me know.