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Step 1: Switches/Fabric Config Backup
Step 2: Firmware and Software Version Compatibility
A list all in Interopmode Supported Release will be available soon. In the meantime refer please the FabricOS Release Notes.
Step 3: Domain ID
Domain ID offset Mode
Domain ID offset default mode (McDATA Legacy domain ID mode) - The default mode of 0x60
(96) is used when you enable IM2 or IM3 without specifying a domain ID offset.
In this mode,the supported domain ID ranges are 1-31 for IM2 fabrics, and 97–127 for IM3 fabrics.
239 Domain ID offset mode - In this mode, the full range of domain IDs, 1-239, is available.
This mode is supported only in IM3. The Mi10K is the only M-Series switch that supports the
239 Domain ID mode. To enable 239 domain ID mode, specify a domain ID offset of 0xFF.
Avoid Duplicate Domain IDs
Domain ID (DID) Table
Step 4: Brocade Interopmode
IM0 - Brocade Native
IM1 - Open-Mode
( Notice: InteropMode 1 - former Open Mode - is no longer supported in Fabric OS v6.0 and above, but is continued supported in Fabric OS v2.x; v3.x; v4.x and v5.x )
IM2 - McDATA Fabric Mode
IM3 - Open fabric Mode
FOS features restrictions IM0 versus IM2 and IM3
Step 4a: McDATA Interopmode
McDATA Fabric Mode
Step 4b: Cisco Interopmode
IM0 = Cisco
IM1 = Standard Interop Mode = Open Fabric Mode by Brocade and Mcdata
IM2 = Brocade Mode with PID 0
IM3 = Brocade Mode with PID 1
IM4 = McData Fabric Mode
Step 4c-S: Interopmode for QLogic Switches Family
This step is moved to NEW WiKi "Interoperability in a mixed Fabric Brocade FabricOS to QLogic"
Step 4c-R: QLogic Interopmode for Intelligent Storage Router Family iSR6xxx
Step 5: Port Connectivity - Direct E_Port connectivity; EX_Port connectivity Fibre Channel Routing; N_Port connectivity Access Gateway NPIV;
Step 6: Supported Hardware in Interopmode
Chapter 1 - Merging Brocade Fabric OS switches and McDATA Enterprise OS switches (M-EOS).
Chapter 2 - Merging Brocade Fabric OS switches and Cisco swicthes (SAN-OS / NX-OS)
Chapter 3 - Merging Brocade Fabric OS switches and QLogic switches
This is a Command line version of the ConfigUpload and ConfigDownload. This utility makes it easy to do simple config (upload/download) to switches using a DOS command line interface. This executable has options to allow reboots after configdownload, filter the config files, and download some or all parameters depending on the reboot parameter.
Makes it easy to do simple configuration (upload/download) of switches using a DOS command line.
NT, DOS Command line tool, make sure you have all these files inside your path: nthapi_2.dll, xerces-c_1_7_0.dll, and brcdrpc.dll. Setting your path to the current directory, should work.
Usage: configuration <-upload | -download>
Converts McData zoning data to Brocade
This tool will allow you to migrate zoning data from a McData switch to a Brocade switch.
Supported Fabric OS One of the following at a minimum: 2.x; 3.x; 4.x
Chapter 4 - Interop-Mode is Obsolete in FOS 7
Since Brocade announce and released as GA Fabric Operating System Release 7.x, Interop-Mode is not longer in use.