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Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

Hi,
I have a problem with the connection Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch to an existing FC Fabric. When I connect the SAN Brocade 8Gb / 24c switch to the SanBOX 5602 FC switch, the following errors occur:
Errors on SanBOX:
[35][Sat Aug 19 13:48:15.505 EEST 2017][A][1003.003C][Port: 6][Incompatible Zoning mode, Isolating link]
[36][Sat Aug 19 13:48:15.516 EEST 2017][A][1003.002F][Port: 6][Interop Zoning Not Supported by remote switch]
[37][Sat Aug 19 13:48:15.519 EEST 2017][A][1004.000F][Port: 6][Eport Isolating due to Merge Zone Failure]
Errors on Brocade:
port 17, Mode incompatible4.

Our FC Fabric scheme in attachment.

Notes on the scheme:
We have two optical circuits. The first is connected through a SanBOX 5602 FC switch. 2nd through the HP StorageWorks 8/20q FC Switch
Brocade 8Gb / 24c SAN Switch (firmware version 7.4.1e) - new (clean configuration) blade switches that are going to be connected to the existing FC Fabric.
HP B-series 8 / 12c switch (firmware version 6.4.3f) is an old blade switch that is already connected to the existing FC Fabric.

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

@AlexKast

 

FOS 7.4 not longer support Interop-Mode, for this reason you cannot ISL to such old SANbox switches.

 

 

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

What are the options for connecting Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch to the existing FC Fabric?

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

@AlexKast

 

you can try to set the 8/24c in AG mode, but I'm not sure if this will work with.

 

a realistic options is to dismiss 5602

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

Maybe, try connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch to the HP B-series 8/12c switch?
Or downgrade firmware Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch on 6.4.3 version?

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

donwgrade from 7.4 to 6.4 is NOT !!! easy, an dyou get a risk to corrupted the switch.

 

connect to 8/12 is a option, but from you design the 8/24 would not have access to Storage/LUN's because this are connected to SANbox, unless you can access from /24 via /12 to the LUN's ????

 

 

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

If I disconnect 8/24 from SanBox and connect to 8/12 I would have access to Storage/LUN's ?

 

8/12 have McDATA Open Fabric Mode.

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

FOS 7.4 cannot interop with other switch where are set in McData open Fabrc Mode.

 

 

 

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

I disable SanBox and connect 8Gb/24c to 8/12c. Which interoperability mode chose on 8/12c?

8/12c have 3 options interoperability mode:
Brocade Native Fabric Mode
McDATA Fabric Mode
McDATA Open Fabric Mode

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Re: Problem with the connect Brocade 8Gb/24c SAN Switch

brocade native mode is IM0

 

see this Solution guide how you can migrate a config.

 

https://community.brocade.com/dtscp75322/attachments/dtscp75322/fibre/5707/1/Migration_Interop_to_NativeMode_GA-SG-261-00.pdf

 

 

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