03-13-2012 12:36 PM
I need some help and recommendations on setting up and ISL link between DS 5000 B and DS 5100 SAN swtich. Here is more info.
DS5000B is presently the principal switch and is currently in production. The firmware version running is 6.1.0C. We want to connect ISL with new 5100 ( completely new , no zones....) having firmware version 6.4.2 . And we connect the ISL , we want make the new switch as principal one.
Please anyone can guide me the step wise process as well through some recommendations.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
03-13-2012 10:23 PM
Hey, why not upgrade the 5000 to 6.4.2 too?
You can use the command 'fabricprincipal' with -f to set priority on the principal switch election.
03-14-2012 06:12 AM
Thanks Guldmyr for the quick response. I do get to upgrade the 5000B to 6.4.2. Please can you tell me the step wise procedure how to set up the ISL once I upgrade the 5000B and how to make the new switch 5100 a principal one? Is there any documentation out there which describes the entire procedure?
Thanks in advance.
03-14-2012 08:11 AM
there are other posts about these subjects on the forum.
Check out the fabricprincipal CLI command (more details in the Command Reference Guide).
To ISL the switches the easiest way is usually to just connect the switches after only setting the basic settings (domain id, default zoning, etc) on the new switch. The procedure would depend on what your current settings are.
03-14-2012 09:17 AM
Here is the output of new switch
FC Router: OFF
FC Router BB Fabric ID: 128
Address Mode: 0
Index Port Address Media Speed State Proto
Here is the output of old switch:
zoning: ON (GAI_B)
Area Port Media Speed State Proto
0 0 id N2 Online F-Port 50:06:01:60:30:20:92:81
1 1 id N4 No_Light
2 2 id N4 No_Light
3 3 id N4 Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:76:11:dc
4 4 id N2 Online F-Port 50:06:01:69:30:20:92:81
5 5 id N4 No_Light
6 6 id N4 No_Light
7 7 id N4 No_Light
8 8 id N4 No_Light
9 9 id N4 No_Light
10 10 id N4 Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:61:ab:e3
11 11 id N4 Online F-Port 5 NPIV public
12 12 id N4 Online F-Port 4 NPIV public
13 13 id N4 Online F-Port 5 NPIV public
14 14 id N4 Online F-Port 4 NPIV public
15 15 id N4 Online F-Port 5 NPIV public
16 16 id N4 Online F-Port 4 NPIV public
17 17 id N4 Online F-Port 8 NPIV public
18 18 id N4 Online F-Port 20:0f:00:05:1e:ca:9a:4c
19 19 id N4 No_Light
20 20 id N4 No_Light
21 21 id N4 No_Light
22 22 id N4 No_Light
23 23 id N4 No_Light
24 24 id N4 No_Light
25 25 id N4 No_Light
26 26 id N4 No_Light
27 27 id N4 No_Light
28 28 id N4 No_Light
29 29 id N4 No_Light
30 30 id N4 No_Light
31 31 id N4 No_Light
I see the zoning parameter is off on new switch , more over the domain ID are different, the mode is native on both the switches but switchrole is principal on both of them
03-14-2012 09:18 AM
Any suggestions? I do get that once you connect the ISL, the zones will be seen through new switch. But unaware how to make use of Fabricprincipal command to make this new switch the principal switch? Does that require a reboot of old switch?
Thanks in advance
03-14-2012 09:59 AM
You can set the principal switch with the command: fabricprincipal -f 1
The switch that the command was issued on- will become principal.
The -f parameter is to do fabric rebuild- it's sounds scary, but actually it isn't - any addition of new switch or isl to existing fabric does the same.
Anyway, my sugestion to you is to do it not on working hours.
So here is the steps that you have to do:
1. Clear the new switch zoning configuration with the command: cfgclear
If an existion zoning configuration exist, issue the "cfgdisable" command. Otherwise issue the "cfgsave" command.
2. Verify this points:
a. Switches earlier 6.0.x must have valid zoning license.
b. Native operation mode must be the same on both switches.
c. Default zone policy must be the same (you can check it with defzone --show command).
3. Connect the ISL with (verify that the ports configured as E ports or AUTO).
4. Commit the fabricprincipal command as I described above.
In the end- the new switch will propogate all configuration from an active switch.
Any of that operations don't require switch reboot.
Hope I helped you.
03-14-2012 11:07 AM
Everything looks good in this procedure.
Let me know if you have any problems.
You can verify that the fabric OK - by the "fabricshow" command.
The proncipal switched marked by the ">" sign.