01-17-2018 03:57 AM
Can someone tell me why when i create a FCIP tunnel, it asks for a -b and -B parameter when AE is not even licensed?
FOS version 7.4.1c on a 7800 series FCIP switch - i have tried creating a tunnel without this parameter, just tried specifying a 0 after the comand, but it will not create
so i end up having to specify -b 1000000 -B 1000000
here is what i tried initially -
- portcfg fciptunnel 16 create --remote-ip 18.104.22.168 --local-ip 22.214.171.124 0 - the 0 at the end i thought represented a no commit rate, use what is available - did not work
i had to issue
- portcfg fciptunnel 16 create --remote-ip 126.96.36.199 --local-ip 188.8.131.52 -b 1000000 -B 1000000 to be able to create the tunnel - worked
by specifying the -b and -B to the same setting without AE licensed, is this the same as an uncommited rate?
01-19-2018 08:13 AM
The -b and -B parameters are the upper and lower boundaries of the ARL backoff algoritm. They are used to automatically adjust the bandwidth demand and rate limit the FCIP bandwidth depending on load. They are required parameters.
See the FCIP guide for further information on ARL and how to configure.
01-25-2018 11:14 AM
I guess i am wondering if Advanced Extension License is NOT licensed here, then the -b and -B parameters are not needed, but i cannot create a tunnel without specifying these parameters.
I know with the AE license activated, ARL is one of the features that comes with that license. Seeing that these switches do not have Advanced Extension, i was just more or less wondering how a tunnel can be created without specifying a set commit rate, ie just create the tunnel to use the full Gb link available to it.