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Registered: ‎04-02-2012

Ports are showing offline in Brocade 8GB SAN Switch for c3000

We are using Brocade 8GB SAN Switch on c3000 with bay connected in 4,6,7,8.  Switch is in dynamic POD mode.  By default i'm getting 7, 15 ports connected to Bay 7 but other ports are not.  I tried to reserve ports for other bays using licenseport --reserve command, it is successfull but showing it as offline with asterisk beside it.  How can i enable them as i already tried portenable but it is coming online.  Kindly help

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Posts: 931
Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Ports are showing offline in Brocade 8GB SAN Switch for c3000

showing it as offline with asterisk beside it.

This is normal behaviour for the licenseport command. It's just to tell you licenses are being held by offline ports.

Did you try a portcfgpersistentenable port# to enable a port?

Can you post output of switchshow and licenseport --show?

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-02-2012

Re: Ports are showing offline in Brocade 8GB SAN Switch for c3000

Yes i understand it is default behavior but how port 7 and 15 (Bay 7) is showing online without any configuration and 4 & 12 (Bay 4) is showing offline.

My physical connectivity is from 2 port on each SAN controller connected directly to 17,18,19,20 port and it is showing online.

I tried portcfgpersistentenable command also but it is same.

Here is the licenseport --show output:

swd77:admin> licenseport --show
  24 ports are available in this switch
   No POD licenses are installed
     Dynamic POD method is in use
  12 port assignments are provisioned for use in this switch:
        12 port assignments are provisioned by the base switch license
      *  6 port assignments are added if the first POD license is installed
      *  6 more assignments are added if the second POD license is installed
   8 ports are assigned to installed licenses:
         8 ports are assigned to the base switch license
  Ports assigned to the base switch license:
     4*, 7, 12*, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20
  Ports assigned to the first POD license:
     None
  Ports assigned to the second POD license:
     None
  Ports not assigned to a license:
     0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 21, 22, 23
   4 license reservations are still available for use by unassigned ports
   2 license assignments are held by offline ports (indicated by *)
Here is switchshow output:
swd77:admin> switchshow
switchName:     swd77
switchType:     72.3
switchState:    Online
switchMode:     Native
switchRole:     Principal
switchDomain:   1
switchId:       fffc01
switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:33:b9:63:61
zoning:         OFF
switchBeacon:   OFF
Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto
==============================================
   0   0   010000   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
   1   1   010100   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
   2   2   010200   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
   3   3   010300   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
   4   4   010400   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC
   5   5   010500   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
   6   6   010600   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
   7   7   010700   cu     N8   Online      FC  G-Port
   8   8   010800   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
   9   9   010900   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
  10  10   010a00   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
  11  11   010b00   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
  12  12   010c00   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC
  13  13   010d00   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet) D
isabled (Persistent)
  14  14   010e00   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
  15  15   010f00   cu     N8   Online      FC  G-Port
  16  16   011000   cu     AN   No_Sync     FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
  17  17   011100   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  20:70:00:c0:ff:12:e7:66
  18  18   011200   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  24:70:00:c0:ff:12:e7:66
  19  19   011300   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  21:70:00:c0:ff:12:e7:66
  20  20   011400   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  25:70:00:c0:ff:12:e7:66
  21  21   011500   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
  22  22   011600   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
  23  23   011700   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (POD License Not Assigned Yet)

Kindly clarify

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Posts: 931
Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Ports are showing offline in Brocade 8GB SAN Switch for c3000

The port should come online when power is applied to the blade belonging the that particular port.

The internal ports that are online are not properly online as the are stil G port/ don't show a wwn

Do you have the ability to put the blade in another bay? If so try it.

Can you post output from portshow port# for port in question aswell?

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-02-2012

Re: Ports are showing offline in Brocade 8GB SAN Switch for c3000

I really cannot change the blades as they are already configured and in production.  Here is the output of portshow:

swd77:admin> portshow 4
portIndex:   4
portName: port4
portHealth: No Fabric Watch License
Authentication: None
portDisableReason: None
portCFlags: 0x1
portFlags: 0x4001        PRESENT U_PORT LED
LocalSwcFlags: 0x0
portType:  18.0
POD Port: Port is licensed
portState: 2    Offline
Protocol: FC
portPhys:  5    No_Sync         portScn:   0
port generation number:    0
state transition count:    0
portId:    010400
portIfId:    43020011
portWwn:   20:04:00:05:33:b9:63:61
portWwn of device(s) connected:
Distance:  normal
portSpeed: Negotiating
LE domain: 0
FC Fastwrite: OFF
Interrupts:        0          Link_failure: 0          Frjt:         0
Unknown:           0          Loss_of_sync: 1          Fbsy:         0
Lli:               1          Loss_of_sig:  0
Proc_rqrd:         5          Protocol_err: 0
Timed_out:         0          Invalid_word: 0
Rx_flushed:        0          Invalid_crc:  0
Tx_unavail:        0          Delim_err:    0
Free_buffer:       0          Address_err:  0
Overrun:           0          Lr_in:        0
Suspended:         0          Lr_out:       0
Parity_err:        0          Ols_in:       0
2_parity_err:      0          Ols_out:      0
CMI_bus_err:       0

swd77:admin> portshow 12

portIndex:  12

portName: port12

portHealth: No Fabric Watch License

Authentication: None

portDisableReason: None

portCFlags: 0x1

portFlags: 0x4001        PRESENT U_PORT LED

LocalSwcFlags: 0x0

portType:  18.0

POD Port: Port is licensed

portState: 2    Offline

Protocol: FC

portPhys:  5    No_Sync         portScn:   0

port generation number:    0

state transition count:    0

portId:    010c00

portIfId:    43020010

portWwn:   20:0c:00:05:33:b9:63:61

portWwn of device(s) connected:

Distance:  normal

portSpeed: Negotiating

LE domain: 0

FC Fastwrite: OFF

Interrupts:        0          Link_failure: 0          Frjt:         0

Unknown:           0          Loss_of_sync: 1          Fbsy:         0

Lli:               1          Loss_of_sig:  0

Proc_rqrd:         5          Protocol_err: 0

Timed_out:         0          Invalid_word: 0

Rx_flushed:        0          Invalid_crc:  0

Tx_unavail:        0          Delim_err:    0

Free_buffer:       0          Address_err:  0

Overrun:           0          Lr_in:        0

Suspended:         0          Lr_out:       0

Parity_err:        0          Ols_in:       0

2_parity_err:      0          Ols_out:      0

CMI_bus_err:       0

Port part of other ADs: No

Working portshow for 7 also shown below:

swd77:admin> portshow 7

portIndex:   7

portName: port7

portHealth: No Fabric Watch License

Authentication: None

portDisableReason: None

portCFlags: 0x1

portFlags: 0x4003        PRESENT ACTIVE G_PORT LED

LocalSwcFlags: 0x0

portType:  18.0

POD Port: Port is licensed

portState: 1    Online

Protocol: FC

portPhys:  6    In_Sync         portScn:   1    Online

port generation number:    8148

state transition count:    4073

portId:    010700

portIfId:    4302000b

portWwn:   20:07:00:05:33:b9:63:61

portWwn of device(s) connected:

Distance:  normal

portSpeed:  N8Gbps

LE domain: 0

FC Fastwrite: OFF

Interrupts:        0          Link_failure: 2036       Frjt:         0

Unknown:           0          Loss_of_sync: 1          Fbsy:         0

Lli:               6111       Loss_of_sig:  0

Proc_rqrd:         5          Protocol_err: 0

Timed_out:         0          Invalid_word: 98

Rx_flushed:        0          Invalid_crc:  0

Tx_unavail:        0          Delim_err:    0

Free_buffer:       0          Address_err:  0

Overrun:           0          Lr_in:        2037

Suspended:         0          Lr_out:       0

Parity_err:        0          Ols_in:       0

2_parity_err:      0          Ols_out:      2037

CMI_bus_err:       0

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