08-18-2010 03:34 AM
I have a newbie question, but, nevertheless a question
We are considering purchasing two 5100 switches, and are wondering what is included in default 24 enabled licence
The thing we are most interested in is E port, and NPIV port since these switches are going to be used in ESX blade environment, so the question is:
Does new 5100 switch have E ports enabled without additional licence purchase?
Does new 5100 switch have NPIV ports enabled without additional licence purchase, and how many?
P.S. I have seen this on 5100 datasheet, but still, need confirmation.
08-18-2010 04:19 AM
E_Port is License is the Fabric License.
NPIV is Native by all activated Port, additional License for this Feature is not required, and not available.
e.g. if you Purchase the Switch with 24 Activated Port all 24 Port are NPIV Capable.
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08-19-2010 12:53 AM
Thanks for the NPIV answer, but, just to be sure, the question is, do I have E_port enabled with only purchasing default 24 port enabled on 40 port 5100 FC switch, or should I buy some licence for E_port to be enabled on this switch?
08-19-2010 12:55 AM
Thank you for suggestion, but for now, there is no need for trunking, since there is no big traffic going on. THus we are considering only default 24 port enablement on this switch.
Later, if needed, we will purchase more licences, and Full fabric licence.
08-20-2010 06:13 AM
always check it with licenseshow cmd like this after installation:
First Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
Enhanced Group Management license
8 Gig FC license
Extended Fabric license
Fabric Watch license
Performance Monitor license
Adaptive Networking license
E port can be configured with fabric license only and in case of 5100 as somebody has mentioned , it comes with the SW.Only you have to buy trunking license, if u need later, but to tell you the truth, take it with the SW as it will be more costly if you buy it later.
BTW, while connecting ISL, connect atleast 2/3 for redundancy.