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how can I expand brocade 300 silkworm switches with cisco mds 9148.

Brocade 300 is a blade switch.Blade switch would needed to be exist as it  will serve blade servers and will interconnect to MDS switch. Port 0 to 15 are internal ports to enclosure and 16 to 23 are external ports to Servers, Tape library and EVA.

 

What are pre-requisties i need to take care of. What would be the migration approach? We have only one free prot on brocade which could be made as E-port.

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Re: how can I expand brocade 300 silkworm switches with cisco mds 9148.

hi,

 

small question: since when Brocade 300(type 71) is a blade switch?

 

but coming back to your topic , if you want connect Brocade and CIsco MDS then you need to use switch Access Gateway mode instead of native one, read about that before proceed

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Re: how can I expand brocade 300 silkworm switches with cisco mds 9148.

Actually those switches are Brocade 5480 Embedded Switch. Wrong information was taken from CMDB , sorry for that. 

 

I can see some free "disabled"ports on switches using switchshow command. However, field engineer confirmed that we have only one free port on each switch which could be used for extension. We can free some ports by moving connections to new Cisco MDS, and enable port trunking. So I am not sure if really we can enable trunking, and what are the requisites i need to take care of. 

Further, We are connecting a new VNX 5200 on both switches, and enable zoning to different server ports so that multipath could be established. Can we do that? what information do i need to keep in mind, before configuring zoning of same server on two different vendor switches.

 

I value your recommendation to enable switch access gateway mode, but that would require switch to get rebooted. We cannot afford downtime. Do we have some other method. I would be highly obliged if some redirection towards some documentation could be established.

 

Many thanks in advance. 

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