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Registered: ‎09-18-2009

brocade 4gb ibm blade

Hi all.

i use an IBM blade with two brocade 4gb FC. I use this switch as passthrough, i use two san FC switchs Mc data.

I have to add a new server (lame ibm) and connect it to the EMC SAN CX3-20c.

Zoning is done in Mc data switchs, I have nothing to do with brocade switch, they can learn the news zones.

However  I have an issue, only one zone is OK in the brocade switch the second appears in Effective configuration: cfg:.

The good zone appears in Effective configuration: name_zone.

I have the same problem in the 2 brocade switchs from my IBM blade.

I have another blade (the same) I had add the 2 zones in the mc data and automatically the news zones appear in the brocade and no trouble between server an d SAN.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Alex

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Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

Alex,

--->> I have the same problem in the 2 brocade switchs from my IBM blade.

--->> I have another blade (the same) I had add the 2 zones in the mc data and automatically the news zones appear in the brocade and no trouble between server

1) McDATA Firmware Release ?

2) Brocade Fabric OS Release ?

3) Which Interop-Mode is current set both Switches McDATA's and Brocade ?

4) Which DomainID's ?

5) Are all Switch Parameter's in Brocade correct Set ?

6) Output's "switchshow" command from Brocade Blade

TechHelp24
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎09-18-2009

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

Switch 1:

Switch Information Report for brocade4Gb

List of Switches

Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
97: fffc61 10:00:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3  192.168.3.125   0.0.0.0         "brocade4Gb"
98: fffc62 10:00:08:00:88:e3:93:97                                >

The Fabric has 2 switches


Current Switch Information

Ethernet IP Address: 192.168.3.125
Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.255.255.0
Fibre Channel IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Fibre Channel Subnetmask: 0.0.0.0
Gateway Address: 192.168.3.10

Kernel:     2.4.19    
Fabric OS:  v5.0.5a
Made on:    Tue Jul 18 21:12:26 2006
Flash:        Sat Jul 7 04:29:43 2007
BootProm:   4.5.2

List of Inter-Switch Links

Local Domain ID: 97

Local Port     Domain     Remote Port     State
-------------------------------------------------------
    15         98           2    NB_ST_FULL

List of Ports

switchName:    brocade4Gb
switchType:    37.1
switchState:    Online  
switchMode:    Interop
switchRole:    Subordinate
switchDomain:    97
switchId:    fffc61
switchWwn:    10:00:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
zoning:            ON (ESX5_SPB1)
switchBeacon:    OFF

Area Port Media Speed State
==============================
  0   0   --    N4   No_Module
  1   1   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95
  2   2   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97
  3   3   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4
  4   4   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  5   5   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  6   6   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  7   7   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  8   8   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  9   9   cu    AN   No_Sync  
10  10   cu    AN   No_Sync  
11  11   cu    AN   No_Sync  
12  12   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96
13  13   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97
14  14   cu    AN   No_Sync  
15  15   id    N4   Online    E-Port  10:00:08:00:88:e3:93:97 (upstream)
16  16   id    N4   No_Light 
17  17   --    N4   No_Module
18  18   --    N4   No_Module
19  19   --    N4   No_Module

Name Server

{
  610100 610200 610300 610c00 610d00 620013 620113 620313
  620413 620513 620613
11 Nx_Ports in the Fabric }

{
Type Pid    COS     PortName                NodeName                 TTL(sec)
N    610100;      3;21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95;20:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:01:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
    Permanent Port Name: 21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95
N    610200;      3;21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97;20:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:02:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
    Permanent Port Name: 21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97
N    610300;      3;21:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4;20:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:03:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
    Permanent Port Name: 21:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4
N    610c00;      3;21:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96;20:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.26 DVR:v9.1.4.15"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:0c:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
    Permanent Port Name: 21:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96
N    610d00;      3;21:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97;20:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:0d:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
    Permanent Port Name: 21:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97
The Local Name Server has 5 entries }

Zoning Information

Defined configuration:
no configuration defined

Effective configuration:
cfg:    ESX5_SPB1   
zone:    ESX1LAB_SPAO   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97
zone:    ESX1LAB_SPB1   
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97
zone:    ESX1_SPA0   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95
zone:    ESX1_SPB1   
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95
zone:    ESX2LAB_SPA0   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:c5:95
zone:    ESX2LAB_SPB1   
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:c5:95
zone:    ESX2_SPA0   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97
zone:    ESX2_SPB1   
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97
zone:    ESX5_SPA0   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
        21:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4
zone:    SNC_HBA1_NBU_HBA1   
        20:01:00:30:8c:03:63:03
        21:00:00:e0:8b:81:4c:72
zone:    VCB_SPA0   
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    VCB_SPB1   
        21:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM2_P1_SPA_P4_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM2_P1_SPB_P5_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM3_P0_SPA_P4_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM3_P0_SPB_P5_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:72:a8


SFP Serial ID Information

port  0: --
port  1: cu
port  2: cu
port  3: cu
port  4: cu
port  5: cu
port  6: cu
port  7: cu
port  8: cu
port  9: cu
port 10: cu
port 11: cu
port 12: cu
port 13: cu
port 14: cu
port 15: id (sw) Vendor: FINISAR CORP.    Serial No: PBQ0BRW         
port 16: id (sw) Vendor: FINISAR CORP.    Serial No: PBP41QR         
port 17: --
port 18: --
port 19: --

------------------------------

Swicth2:

Switch Information Report for brocade4GbThe problème

List of Switches

Switch ID   Worldwide Name           Enet IP Addr    FC IP Addr      Name
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
97: fffc61 10:00:00:05:1e:05:9c:99  192.168.3.126   0.0.0.0         "brocade4Gb"
98: fffc62 10:00:08:00:88:e3:93:32                                >

The Fabric has 2 switches


Current Switch Information

Ethernet IP Address: 192.168.3.126
Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.255.255.0
Fibre Channel IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Fibre Channel Subnetmask: 0.0.0.0
Gateway Address: 192.168.3.10

Kernel:     2.4.19    
Fabric OS:  v5.0.5a
Made on:    Tue Jul 18 21:12:26 2006
Flash:        Sat Jul 7 04:59:08 2007
BootProm:   4.5.2

List of Inter-Switch Links

Local Domain ID: 97

Local Port     Domain     Remote Port     State
-------------------------------------------------------
    15         98           2    NB_ST_FULL

List of Ports

switchName:    brocade4Gb
switchType:    37.1
switchState:    Online  
switchMode:    Interop
switchRole:    Subordinate
switchDomain:    97
switchId:    fffc61
switchWwn:    10:00:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
zoning:            ON (ESX5_SPB0)
switchBeacon:    OFF

Area Port Media Speed State
==============================
  0   0   --    N4   No_Module
  1   1   cu    2G   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95
  2   2   cu    2G   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97
  3   3   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4
  4   4   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  5   5   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  6   6   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  7   7   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  8   8   cu    AN   No_Sync  
  9   9   cu    AN   No_Sync  
10  10   cu    AN   No_Sync  
11  11   cu    AN   No_Sync  
12  12   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96
13  13   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97
14  14   cu    AN   No_Sync  
15  15   id    N4   Online    E-Port  10:00:08:00:88:e3:93:32 (upstream)
16  16   id    N4   No_Light 
17  17   --    N4   No_Module
18  18   --    N4   No_Module
19  19   --    N4   No_Module

Name Server

{
  610100 610200 610300 610c00 610d00 620013 620113 620313
  620413
9 Nx_Ports in the Fabric }

{
Type Pid    COS     PortName                NodeName                 TTL(sec)
N    610100;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95;20:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:01:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95
N    610200;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97;20:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:02:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97
N    610300;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4;20:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:03:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4
N    610c00;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96;20:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.26 DVR:v9.1.4.15"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:0c:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96
N    610d00;      3;21:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97;20:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97; na
    FC4s: FCP
    NodeSymb: "QMI3472 FW:v4.00.18 DVR:v7.07.04.2vmw"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:0d:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
    Permanent Port Name: 21:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97
The Local Name Server has 5 entries }

Zoning Information

Defined configuration:
no configuration defined

Effective configuration:
cfg:    ESX5_SPB0   
zone:    ESX1LAB_SPA1   
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    ESX1LAB_SPB0   
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    ESX1_SPA1   
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95
zone:    ESX1_SPBO   
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95
zone:    ESX2LAB_SPA1   
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:c5:95
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    ESX2LAB_SPB0   
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:c5:95
zone:    ESX2_SPA1   
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97
zone:    ESX2_SPB0   
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    ESX5_SPA1   
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
        21:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4
zone:    VCB_SPA1   
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    VCB_SPB0   
        21:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM2_P0_SPA_P5_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM2_P0_SPB_P4_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:60:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM3_P1_SPA_P5_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:61:41:e0:72:a8
zone:    csamiens_DM3_P1_SPB_P4_CK200073800287   
        50:06:01:69:41:e0:76:ed
        50:06:01:68:41:e0:72:a8


SFP Serial ID Information

port  0: --
port  1: cu
port  2: cu
port  3: cu
port  4: cu
port  5: cu
port  6: cu
port  7: cu
port  8: cu
port  9: cu
port 10: cu
port 11: cu
port 12: cu
port 13: cu
port 14: cu
port 15: id (sw) Vendor: FINISAR CORP.    Serial No: PBP40X4         
port 16: id (sw) Vendor: FINISAR CORP.    Serial No: PBQ0EUN         
port 17: --
port 18: --
port 19: --

The problem is with ESX5.

switch1:

brocade4Gb:root> switchShow
switchName:     brocade4Gb
switchType:     37.1
switchState:    Online
switchMode:     Interop
switchRole:     Subordinate
switchDomain:   97
switchId:       fffc61
switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:1e:05:9c:f3
zoning:         ON (ESX5_SPB1)
switchBeacon:   OFF

Area Port Media Speed State
==============================
  0   0   --    N4   No_Module
  1   1   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95
  2   2   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97
  3   3   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4
  4   4   cu    AN   No_Sync
  5   5   cu    AN   No_Sync
  6   6   cu    AN   No_Sync
  7   7   cu    AN   No_Sync
  8   8   cu    AN   No_Sync
  9   9   cu    AN   No_Sync
10  10   cu    AN   No_Sync
11  11   cu    AN   No_Sync
12  12   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:1f:96
13  13   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:b8:97
14  14   cu    AN   No_Sync
15  15   id    N4   Online    E-Port  10:00:08:00:88:e3:93:97 (upstream)
16  16   id    N4   No_Light
17  17   --    N4   No_Module
18  18   --    N4   No_Module
19  19   --    N4   No_Module

swicth2

brocade4Gb:root> switchshow
switchName:     brocade4Gb
switchType:     37.1
switchState:    Online
switchMode:     Interop
switchRole:     Subordinate
switchDomain:   97
switchId:       fffc61
switchWwn:      10:00:00:05:1e:05:9c:99
zoning:         ON (ESX5_SPB0)
switchBeacon:   OFF

Area Port Media Speed State
==============================
  0   0   --    N4   No_Module
  1   1   cu    2G   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95
  2   2   cu    2G   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97
  3   3   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4
  4   4   cu    AN   No_Sync
  5   5   cu    AN   No_Sync
  6   6   cu    AN   No_Sync
  7   7   cu    AN   No_Sync
  8   8   cu    AN   No_Sync
  9   9   cu    AN   No_Sync
10  10   cu    AN   No_Sync
11  11   cu    AN   No_Sync
12  12   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:1f:96
13  13   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:b8:97
14  14   cu    AN   No_Sync
15  15   id    N4   Online    E-Port  10:00:08:00:88:e3:93:32 (upstream)
16  16   id    N4   No_Light
17  17   --    N4   No_Module
18  18   --    N4   No_Module
19  19   --    N4   No_Module

Thanks.

If you want something else you can ask me.

External Moderator
Posts: 5,041
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

Alex,

--->>> The problem is with ESX5.

ESX 5, your mean VMWare ?

I believe, I'm no 100% sure, Fabric OS 5.0.x ( is very old ) , is not Supported for ESX 5

--->>> If you want something else you can ask me.

which exact Firmware release is Loaded in the McDATA ?

TechHelp24
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎09-18-2009

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

ESX5 is the hostname. I use VMware ESX Server 3.02. It is the same FW as in the brocade where it works.

Mc DATA1:

Firmware 09.02.00 8

Domain ID 2

Mc DATA2:

Firmware 09.02.00 8

Domain ID 2

where it works I have an older version of mc data:  08.00.01 2

Thanks

External Moderator
Posts: 5,041
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

Eric,

This both McDATA Switches 1 and 2 are in the same fabric ? I ask why, both switch have the same Domain ID.

Two switch whit the same ID in the same Fabric can not Operated.

Mc DATA1:

Firmware 09.02.00 8

Domain ID 2

Mc DATA2:

Firmware 09.02.00 8

Domain ID 2

TechHelp24
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎09-18-2009

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

I confirm it works with my others lames and zone.

I have a problem only with the new lame and new zone very strange.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎09-18-2009

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

No ideas?

Thanks

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎09-18-2009

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

I notice that:

3. 125 :

Area Port Media Speed State

==============================

  0   0   --    N4   No_Module

  1   1   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:56:95

  2   2   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:04:ef:97

  3   3   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:00:00:1b:32:87:f7:b4

3. 126 :

Area Port Media Speed State

==============================

  0   0   --    N4   No_Module

  1   1   cu    2G   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:56:95

  2   2   cu    2G   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:24:ef:97

  3   3   cu    N4   Online    F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:a7:f7:b4


For ports 1 and 2 the speed is different (N4 and 2G), is it necessary to change port3 (where my new lame is) on the second switch to 2G?

Could it resolve my issue?

Thanks

Alex



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Posts: 5,041
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: brocade 4gb ibm blade

I,am ignorant.

what is "lame" ?

TechHelp24

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