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MP8000B FC Long Distance [Solved]

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Hello,

 

I'm trying to connect two MP8000B (6km apart).

 

When I use the command "portcfglongdistance 3 LE 1 -distance 10" on the first switch port, I receive the "Command not supported on this platform".

 

I've been reading the forums and I've already unplugged the cable and applied the "portcfgdefault" on the port 3. I'm kinda lost here... Any help?

 

 

 

Information:

 

MP8000B_A:admin> version
Kernel:     2.6.14.2
Fabric OS:  v7.1.0b
Made on:    Tue Mar 26 22:45:35 2013
Flash:      Mon Jun 1 17:39:36 2015
BootProm:   1.0.15

 

 

MP8000B_A:admin> sfpshow 3
Identifier:  3    SFP
Connector:   7    LC
Transceiver: 5401001200000000 2,4,8_Gbps SM lw Long_dist
Encoding:    1    8B10B
Baud Rate:   85   (units 100 megabaud)
Length 9u:   10   (units km)
Length 9u:   100  (units 100 meters)
Length 50u (OM2):  0    (units 10 meters)
Length 50u (OM3):  0    (units 10 meters)
Length 62.5u:0    (units 10 meters)
Length Cu:   0    (units 1 meter)
Vendor Name: BROCADE
Vendor OUI:  00:05:1e
Vendor PN:   57-1000027-01
Vendor Rev:  A
Wavelength:  1310 (units nm)
Options:     001a Loss_of_Sig,Tx_Fault,Tx_Disable
BR Max:      0
BR Min:      0
Serial No:   UDA112331239852
Date Code:   120822
DD Type:     0x68
Enh Options: 0xf0
Status/Ctrl: 0xa2
Alarm flags[0,1] = 0x0, 0x0
Warn Flags[0,1] = 0x0, 0x0
                                           Alarm                  Warn
                                    low         high       low         high
Temperature: 53      Centigrade      -40        90         -10         85
Current:     53.134  mAmps           2.000      95.000     2.000       80.000
Voltage:     3327.2  mVolts          2700.0     3800.0     2970.0      3630.0
RX Power:    -19.4   dBm (11.6 uW)   4.4    uW  2240.0 uW  11.2   uW   1122.0 uW
TX Power:    -1.7    dBm (674.9 uW)  27.0   uW  2240.0 uW  67.0   uW   1122.0 uW

State transitions: 3
Last poll time: 08-01-2016 UTC Mon 20:41:43

 

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 66
Registered: ‎03-29-2010

Re: MP8000B FC Long Distance

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Not being facetious, but the MP8000 does not support the long distance(extended fabric) mode for FC protocol. This can be found in the Admin Guide under the Extended Fabrics chapter.

 

**edit: I forgot to offer you the solutions available. First, this switch is designed for extended ISLs using the FCoE protocol, or Fiber Channel over Ethernet. Here is a general theory document:

 

http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/technical-documentation/h6290-fibre-channel-over-ethernet-techbook.pdf

 

Case studies:

 

http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/technical-documentation/h6290-fibre-channel-over-ethernet-techbook.pdf

 

Brocade has for the most part forsaken the FCoE market, although FOS 7 still supports it. Most documentation will be found on EMC.

 

Sorry,

 

Best of luck.

doc

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-01-2016

Re: MP8000B FC Long Distance

Thanks a lot for the feedback.

 

Cheers

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 66
Registered: ‎03-29-2010

Re: MP8000B FC Long Distance

Happy, to help. Would be good if you could come back and share your resolution with the board.

 

Best of luck

doc

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