05-10-2010 02:49 PM
i use brocade access gateway between HP blade Brocade 8G and DCX 4S edge connectrix.
Brocade Access gateway is usefull for simplify administration but i want more than a simply failover,
and i want a Trunking with F_port on the DCX.
it seem trunking is only possible inside a contiguous eight ports as one group ?
someone are some experience about this ?
05-12-2010 01:40 AM
If you switch is in AG mode it won't be possible to enable trunking. You will have to put it into switch mode. You will need a Fabrics License and also the Trunking license on that switch as well. The trunks can only be enabled inside a port group (8 ports)
Check the Brocade Access Gateway Administrator's Guide for more information:
BROCADE FEATURES IN ACCESS GATEWAY MODE
When using a Brocade switch in Access Gateway mode, most features are no longer applicable.
These features include Admin Domains, Advanced Performance Monitoring, direct connection to
SAN target devices, Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop support, Fabric Manager, FICON, IP over FC, ISL
trunking, extended fabrics, management platform services, name services (SNS), port mirroring,
Secure Fabric OS, SMI-S, and zoning. These switch features are available in the default switch mode of operation.
Access Gateway does not support any Secure Fabric OS features. All the security enforcement is
done in the enterprise fabric. DCC policy in the enterprise fabric should include N_Port WWN and
port WWNs of all F_Ports on Access Gateway mapped to that N_Port. In case of DCC policy
violation, the port in the enterprise fabric to which N_Port is connected will be disabled. This will
bring down the corresponding N_Port and F_Ports mapped to it on Access Gateway.