07-11-2011 12:45 PM
I have a SAN with the follow Components:
1 Brocade 48K. FOS 5.3.2c. Interop mode 1
2 Brocade3016 FOS 5.3.2c Interop mode 1
1 McData/Q-Logic 6-Port Fibre Channel Switch Module . V188.8.131.52.0. Switch Part Number: 26K6479
07-13-2011 07:52 PM
No, you cannot merge switches if their interop mode is different. They need to respond to a certain level of FC-SW (fibre-channel standard) ILS commands and responses before being able to merge.
My advice - ditch the McData and go to native mode on the brocades. It's not worth the hassle to try to fix and maintain your current setup.