05-26-2011 05:06 PM
We currently have 2 4100b's and just got in 2 5100's. What is the easiest and safest way to get the configs from the 4100's into the 5100's
These are all emc rebadged switches.
I think we first need to add the port licenses to the 5100s first.
05-27-2011 03:03 AM
Are the 5100 ment as expansion on your current fabric or as replacement for your 4100's?
If its the first be sure to have identical fabric parameters expect for the domain id.
Then ISL the 4100 and 5100 and you should have merged the 5100 in your existing fabric.
If its an replacement you still want identical fabric parameters and indentical domain id's.
configupload the config from your 4100
configupload the config from your 5100
copy the zoning information from your 4100 into the 5100 config file.
configdownload the 5100 config file.
If done correctly you'll end up with a 5100 which can replace the 4100.
Check if thats the case and swap the cables.
05-27-2011 05:07 AM
They will be replacements,
How do we copy the zoning ?
That depends on how you're going to replace the switches.
You basically have 2 option (well 3 if you consider rebuidling from scratch) which I tried to explain in my first post.
Option 1 use an ISL to create e 2 switch fabric. The new switch will copy the zoning database when the merge succeeds. Make surge fabric paramaters are the same and domain id different or you'll get a segmented fabric
Option 2 download the config files from your old switch copy the zoning information, paste that into the new switch config file and upload that to the new switch. Command you're looking for are configupload configdownload
What needs to be done to create a isl trunk
An ISL is one methos of copying the zoning database as you'll link the 2 switches.
You don't need a trunk to do that, but that depend on your traffic.
If your going for an ISL, you'll need the fabric license.
If you want the ISL to be trunked you need the additional trunking license.
If you zoned in by Domain Port, you need to alter the zone whenever you move an node, this is not the case with pWWN zoning.