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Registered: ‎08-06-2011

Max no of trunk groups

Hi Champs !!!

Can anyone tell me the maximum number of Trunk groups can be configured in a SAN Switch and Fabric.

Thanks in advance.

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Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Max no of trunk groups

There is no limit, however you can Configure ONE Trunk Group each Octet.

eg, Brocade 5100 have 5 Octet, you can config 5 Trunk group.

TechHelp24
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Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Max no of trunk groups

The biggest trunk can contain 8 ISLs on 8Gbit platforms.

Within one octet you can have 4 trunks of each two ISL as well.

So within one Octet 1-4 tunks are possible.

The number if Ocetet depends on the switch or blade model.

Andreas

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Registered: ‎02-04-2011

Re: Max no of trunk groups

Hi

May I know how do we configure trunk group ..in brocade DCX

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Re: Max no of trunk groups

http://community.brocade.com/people/sonnathianil

trunking is enable by default and configured/formed out itself as soon, when TWO or more ISL cable are connected between two switch.

You can configure / formed more trunk, theoretically so many as you have port free.

In Example if you have a DCX with 8x 48 Port Blade total of 384 Port, you can formed Total 192 trunk each with 2 Port.

TechHelp24

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