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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-29-2011

For ISL

Hi,

i want to create ISL between 2 san switches, i have 8/8 san switch with below licenses, please confirm.

Enhanced Group Management

8Gig FC

Fabric

please confirm.

Regards, Sharjeel

Contributor
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: For ISL

Can you post output of licenseshow so we can confirm proper licenses? 

Do either of the switches have a zoning configuration applied?

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Registered: ‎04-29-2011

Re: For ISL

No zoning applied. its new san switches.

licenseshow ouptut is below,

swd77:admin>
swd77:admin> licenseshow
bececRySdbcfdfdO:
    Fabric license
NSWDQZGNgLrfYtFYYtSFN4KSr3rYK4JaBJr7H:
    Enhanced Group Management license
aY3NHYPfBQtMJZaFaW4fPHWLCDJ3BGLmB7EDR:
    8 Gig FC license
swd77:admin>

Regards,

Contributor
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Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: For ISL

You should be good to go,

Just make sure your Domain IDs are not identical, as well as making sure your Fabric.ops parameters like R_A_TOV, ED_TOV etc are identical (which they should be)

Then assuming your ports are enabled, you should be able to connect the two together and the ISL will form.

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Re: For ISL

we dont need full fabric license for isl?

i have connected fc cable on port 03 on this fabric and connected port 17 from blade enclosure san switc side. i have change the id but still facing problem.

anything else? please

Regards

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Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: For ISL

Sorry, you do need Full Fabric license.  I thought I saw it in your licenseshow output, but you're right, its not there. 

When you run switchshow, do you receive a message on port 03 saying a license is needed?

Can you post switchshow output?

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Re: For ISL

switchshow output is,

swd77:admin> switchshow
switchName:     swd77
switchType:     71.2
switchState:    Online
switchMode:     Native
switchRole:     Principal
switchDomain:   2
switchId:       fffc02
switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:33:3f:7b:8a
zoning:         OFF
switchBeacon:   OFF

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto
==============================================
  0   0   021700   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  50:00:1f:e1:50:1c:5a:88
  1   1   021500   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  50:00:1f:e1:50:1c:5a:8a
  2   2   021300   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  50:00:1f:e1:50:1c:5a:8c
  3   3   021100   id    N8   Online      FC  E-Port  10:00:00:05:33:51:32:52 "swd77" (downstream)
  4   4   021600   id    N8   Online      FC  F-Port  10:00:00:05:1e:fb:1f:61
  5   5   021400   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:58:9c:7d
  6   6   021200   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:12:58:9c:77
  7   7   021000   id    N4   Online      FC  F-Port  50:00:1f:e1:50:1c:5a:8e
  8   8   020f00   id    N8   In_Sync     FC  (No POD License) Disabled
  9   9   020d00   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
10  10   020b00   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
11  11   020900   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
12  12   020e00   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
13  13   020c00   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
14  14   020a00   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
15  15   020800   id    N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled
16  16   020700   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
17  17   020500   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
18  18   020300   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
19  19   020100   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
20  20   020600   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
21  21   020400   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
22  22   020200   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
23  23   020000   --    N8   No_Module   FC  (No POD License) Disabled
swd77:admin>

please confirm.

regards

Contributor
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: For ISL

You are connected via E_port on this switch. 

How about on the other switch, you should see the same.

3   3   021100   id    N8   Online      FC  E-Port  10:00:00:05:33:51:32:52 "swd77" (downstream)

You can also run "fabricshow" and it will tell you the fabric members.  So you do have the proper Fabric license…I thought I saw it there...

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Re: For ISL

swd77:admin>
swd77:admin> fabricshow
Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1: fffc01 10:00:00:05:33:51:32:52 192.168.0.13    0.0.0.0         "swd77"
  2: fffc02 10:00:00:05:33:3f:7b:8a 10.77.77.77     0.0.0.0        >"swd77"

The Fabric has 2 switches

swd77:admin>

please confirm do you need any thing from other side fabric?

Regards

Contributor
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: For ISL

I would change the switchname for at least one of these switches, just to eliminate confustion. 

If you can run switchshow from the other switch, and post, that should answer all our questions.

Thanks.

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