06-03-2013 07:20 AM
I am setting up new fabric consisting of SAN80B's located across 2 Site that are separated by distance of more then 300 miles ,setup plan is like:
site 1 (Prod SAN80B) <.....................WDM.......................> Site 2 ( DR SAN80B )
i want to connect 2 sites using integrated routing feature available for SAN80B to avoid merging of SAN so that i can have separate fabric for Prod and DR site to minimize any interruption to Prod Site.licenses installed on both switches are
Fabric Watch license
Full Ports on Demand license
Enhanced Group Management license
8 Gig FC license
Performance Monitor license
Adaptive Networking license
My Question is
1 : Can i use SAN80B as routers so that i can have connection between 2 SAN80B via WDM without using any other routing device in between?
2 : From the above license list i do see i dont have integrated routing and extended fabric license installed , so do i need to buy both these license
3 : if yes , do i need integrated routing and extended fabric license on each switch or just one switch.
Thanks in advance
06-03-2013 07:36 AM
I've create similarly configuration around 4-5 Mounths ago as follow:
DR Site have 2x Brocade 5300 = IBM SAN80B, with default License, no Extended Fabric no IR
In Production Site is 6510 with Integrated Routing, connected to DWDM.
Port on 6510 is configure as EX Port ISL to Productions SAN Fabric.
06-03-2013 07:53 AM
--->>>but i dont have 6510 in my setup...
was just as example.
--->>>....and i need to rely on SAN80B for routing if its supported ?
Yes, IR is support in Brocade 5300 = SAN80B