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ahe
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Is there a best practise to migrate the M48 to DCX? Thanks!

Hi,

We plan to upgrate the M48 to DCX. May I know the best way and procedure to do it? Thanks!

emh
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Re: Is there a best practise to migrate the M48 to DCX? Thanks!

Hi ahe.

You might like to have a look at the following Solution Guide from Brocade.

http://www.brocade.com/forms/getFile?p=documents/technical_briefs/M-EOS_Fabric_to_FOS_Using_DCX-IR_GA-SG-116-01.pdf

It suggests a strategy where you will be using fabric routing.

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Re: Is there a best practise to migrate the M48 to DCX? Thanks!

emh,

at netx time before you post here, are invited to read accurately the thread.

--->>> We plan to upgrate the M48 to DCX...

the Link / DOC you post here is inteded for migration from M-EOS ( aka McDATA ) based Switched to FOS ( Brocade ) based switches.

M48 ( IBM 2109-M48 ) is a Brocade 48000.

with other word this DOC is not applicable for the M48

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emh
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Re: Is there a best practise to migrate the M48 to DCX? Thanks!

TechHelp24:

Since you did not provide any solution your self, I don't see why you post in this thread?

And if you read the guide I posted, you should realize that the content is also applicable if you want to migrate from any other platform onto a DCX platform, as long as FC-to-FC routing is supported.

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Re: Is there a best practise to migrate the M48 to DCX? Thanks!

Three options:

1.) FC routing between both switches --> need additional License and make it complicated and difficult

2.) Configure the new DCX in the same way as the 48K and do a rip and replace approach.

3.) Connect both switches and do the recabling step by step

I hope this helps,
Andreas

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Re: Is there a best practise to migrate the M48 to DCX? Thanks!

--->>> Since you did not provide any solution your self,....

such migration are be discussed here at several time, i dont see a reason to post daily ther same aswer.

--->>> ....as long as FC-to-FC routing is supported.

sorry my ignorance, can you please explain me what is the reason to migrate beetwen the same Fabric with routing ?

Andreas give here a aswer, IR Migration is very complexed, and apart of that not make any kind of sense in such einvironment beetwen TWO FULL COMPATIBLE PLATTFORM to use IR.

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