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which switches support Integrated Routing ?

DCX, DCX-4S, 5300, 5100, 7800 or Brocade Encryption Switch ?

Do any of the 16Gb switches support Integrated Routing (IR)?

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Re: which switches support Integrated Routing ?

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300 not Support (IR) Intergrated Routing

 

IR is supported by 5100 and 5300, the same DCX and DCX-4S.

 

7800 is a Native Routing Switch.

 

new 16G Plattforms incl. DCX-8510 Series Support IR.

 

IR=Integrated Routing is a License features, additional License is required.

 

IR is a nice feature to reduced cost, but - is my opinion - in large and complexed environment should be used native Roting Switches like 7800 or NEW 7840, or Directors designed Routing Blade FX8-24.

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Re: which switches support Integrated Routing ?

 

If I understand correctly you stated that the 300, 5100 and 5300 do not support Intergrated Routing.

 

The FAQ below appears to say the 5x00 switches do, please clarify.


BROCADE 8 GBIT/SEC SAN SWITCH
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/faqs/Switches%20FAQ%201-7-2009%20Final.pdf


Q Are there scalability limitations with Integrated Routing?
A The Brocade 5300 and Brocade 5100 switches allow all ports to be EX_Ports and
support up to 32 front domains (connections to edge fabrics). The Brocade DCX®
Backbone supports up to 128 ports acting as EX_Ports and 48 front domains.

 

Also following doc seems to state 5x00 and DCX both support Integrated Routing (IR)?

 

Native Fabric Connectivity for Today’s SANs
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/white_papers/Native_Connectivity_for_Todays_SANs_WP_04.pdf



To implement Brocade FCR, two or more fabrics must be connected with a special router port,
such as those available on the Brocade 7500 Extension Switch or FR4-18i Extension Blade or
with Integrated Routing (IR) available on the Brocade DCX Backbone and Brocade 5300 and
5100 Switches.

 

Also if I understand correctly both the 65xx and the 85xx 16Gb switches support Integrated Routing (IR) with additional license - is that correct?

 

Please clarify.

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Re: which switches support Integrated Routing ?

Hi Felix,

 

sorry for later answer.

 

is a typo, and I've not review the answer after submit the Post.

 

Not Support is related to Brocade 300.

 

I've edit the answer.

Sorry again for a confusion.

TechHelp24

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