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T H E O N L Y S O U R C E F O R M U L T I - V E N D O R I N T E R O P E R A B I L I T Y

Q L O G I C P R E S S

QLogic Switch

Interoperability Guide

Version 1.0

Copyright © 2002 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved.

QLogic Corporation and its strategic Partners, henceforth known as the "Partners," have agreed to provide a switch interoperability reference document. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, INTEROPERABILITY, OR COMPATIBILITY. All of the Partners' products are warranted in accordance with the agreements under which the warranty for the products are provided. Unless otherwise specified, the product manufacturer, supplier, or publisher of non-Partner products provides warranty, service, and support directly to you. THE PARTNERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE PARTNERS PRODUCTS OR NON-PARTNER PRODUCTS AND NO WARRANTY IS PROVIDED FOR EITHER THE FUNCTIONALITY OR PROBLEM RESOLUTION OF ANY PRODUCTS.

The inclusion of the Partners' switch interoperability is not a guarantee that they will work with the other designated storage products. In addition, not all software and hardware combinations created from compatible components will necessarily function properly together. The following document includes products developed or distributed by companies other than the Partners. The Partners do not provide service or support for the non-Partner products listed, but does not prohibit them from being used together with their storage products. During problem debug and resolution, the Partners may require that hardware or software additions be removed from products to provide problem determination and resolution on the supplied hardware/software. For support issues regarding non-Partner products, please contact the manufacturer of the product directly.

This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Partners do not assume any liability for damages caused by such errors as this information is provided "AS IS" for convenience only; the reader uses this information at its own risk, and should confirm any information contained herein with the associated vendor. Changes are periodically made to the content of this document. These changes will be incorporated in new editions of the document. The Partners may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this document at any time without notice.

Any references in this information to non-Partner Web sites are provided for convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Switch Interoperability Guide and the use of those Web sites is at your own risk. Information concerning non-Partner products was obtained from the suppliers of those products, their published announcements, or other publicly available sources. The Partners have not tested those products and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to those products. Questions about the capabilities of non-Partner products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.

All statements regarding the Partners' future direction or intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. This information is only for planning purposes, any use of the information contained herein is at the user's sole risk. The information herein is subject to change before the products described become available.

QLogic reserves the right to change specifications or other product information without notice. This publication could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. QLogic makes no representations nor warranties regarding non-QLogic products or services. References herein to QLogic products and services do not imply that QLogic intends to make them available to other countries.

Brocade, the Brocade logo, and SilkWorm are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Cisco, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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INRANGE and the INRANGE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inrange Technologies Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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McDATA, the McDATA logo, and Sphereon are trademarks or registered trademarks of McDATA Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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The QLogic home page on the Internet can be found at http://www.qlogic.com. Updated versions of this guide can be downloaded from the following QLogic Web site: http://www.qlogic.com/interopguide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

How to Use this Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

25

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

25

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

31

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

37

Brocade Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

37

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

38

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

38

Brocade SilkWorm 3900 and SilkWorm 12000 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

39

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

39

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

40

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

40

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

41

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

54

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

55

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

55

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

62

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

Brocade Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Merging QLogic and Cisco Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Cisco SN 5428 Storage Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Cisco Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Cisco Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Merging QLogic and IBM BladeCenter Fabrics. . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 119

IBM eServer BladeCenter Fibre Channel Switch Module . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

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Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

IBM BladeCenter Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Merging QLogic and INRANGE Fabrics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

INRANGE FC/9000 Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

INRANGE Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Merging QLogic and McDATA Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

McDATA Sphereon 4500 Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

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Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214

McDATA Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

McDATA Intrepid 6000 Series Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

McDATA Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

Merging QLogic and Sun Fabrics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

Sun StorEdge Network 2 Gb FC Series Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Configuration Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

Sun StorEdge Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

QLogic Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

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Table of Contents

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

Contacting QLogic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

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Introduction

The QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide provides the details needed to configure and deploy multi-vendor switched fabrics. Detailed switch configuration data and step-by-step configuration procedures are provided to merge QLogic switches into existing Brocade, Cisco, IBM, INRANGE, McDATA, and Sun Fibre Channel switched fabrics that comply with the second revision of the Fibre Channel switch standard (FC-SW-2).

FC-SW-2 is an open standard for switch-to-switch communication, allowing end users to choose best-in-class products with the assurance that these products can be deployed in multi-vendor storage area networks (SANs). Fibre Channel switches complying with this standard communicate connectivity and configuration information, path selection, and routing, as well as management and event services using the same language. FC-SW-2 also provides standardized mechanisms for SAN management. These applications can configure, manage, and monitor multi-vendor Fibre Channel SANs from any particular point in the fabric.

QLogic switches, along with switches from Brocade, Cisco, IBM, INRANGE, McDATA, and Sun can communicate across three specified FC-SW-2 levels, enabling end-users to deploy products that best suit their needs.

Level 1 addresses switch connectivity and configuration by allowing Fibre Channel switches to interoperate at the link level and by enabling switches to be configured as part of physical and logical configurations (such as Zoning). Fabric Zones allow customers to partition their storage network based on application requirements and to create virtual private SANs within a larger SAN.

Level 2 defines path selection and routing, which create interoperability at the operational level. The fabric shortest path first (FSPF) selection process, which is a key element of FC-SW-2, allows paths to be set up between end devices using multi-switch fabrics. This enables customers to design and implement Fibre Channel configurations based on their individual requirements.

Level 3 specifies management and event services. These services allow Fibre Channel services to be implemented using a distributed model, increasing availability and scalability throughout the entire fabric. The Name Server and Management Server allow the physical and logical SAN topology to be discovered through upper-level SAN management applications, thereby facilitating resource management and capacity planning. Event services create the means for SAN administrators to be notified in case of configuration changes, allowing them to take appropriate action.

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Supported Switches and Firmware Versions

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard.

QLogic Supported Switch and Firmware Versions

Switch Model

Firmware Version

SANbox2-8 Switch

1.3.x and above

SANbox2-16 Switch

1.3.x and above

SANbox2-64 Switch

1.5.x and above

 

 

The QLogic switches have been tested interoperable with the following switches from Brocade, Cisco, IBM, INRANGE, McDATA, and Sun that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. See the referenced page for detailed instructions on merging QLogic fabrics and these fabrics.

Brocade, Cisco, IBM, INRANGE, McDATA, and Sun

Supported Switch and Firmware Versions

Manufacturer

Switch Model

Firmware Version

Brocade (see page 7)

SilkWorm 3200 Switch

3.0.2g and above

 

SilkWorm 3800 Switch

3.0.2g and above

 

SilkWorm 3900 Switch

4.0.2c and above

 

SilkWorm 12000 Switch

4.0.2c and above

 

 

 

Cisco (see page 71)

SN 5428 Storage Router

2.3.1-k9 or above

 

MDS 9216 Switch

1.0(1) [build 1.0(0.281)]

 

MDS 9509 Director

1.0(1) [build 1.0(0.281)]

 

 

 

IBM (see page 119)

IBM eServer BladeCenter Fibre Channel

1.4.0.35.00 or above

 

Switch Module

 

 

 

 

INRANGE (see page 147)

FC/9000 Switch

Code set 3.0.3.2 or above

 

 

 

McDATA (see page 181)

Sphereon 4500 Switch

04.01.00 12 and above

 

Intrepid 6064 Director

04.01.02.4 and above

 

Intrepid 6140 Director

04.01.02.4 and above

 

 

 

Sun (see page 261)

Sun StorEdge Network 2 Gb FC Switch-8

1.3.x and above

 

Sun StorEdge Network 2 Gb FC Switch-16

1.3.x and above

 

 

 

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How to Use this Guide

The QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide provides detailed switch configuration data and step-by-step configuration procedures for merging QLogic Fibre Channel switched fabrics with Brocade, Cisco, IBM, Inrange, McDATA, and Sun Fibre Channel switched fabrics.

NOTE: Updated versions of this guide can be downloaded from the following QLogic Web site: http://www.qlogic.com/interopguide.

All chapters within the QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide are organized the same way. For a visual representation, see page 6.

Integration Checklist. Lists the steps that must be completed to successfully merge the fabrics.

Configuration Limitations. Details the configuration limitations, including features not supported by the vendor switches and QLogic switches.

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions. The supported switches and firmware versions for which this information applies.

For the vendor switch and the QLogic switch, this guide provides graphical user interface (GUI) and command line interface (CLI) information, as appropriate, for the following:

Domain ID Configuration

Timeout Values

Principal Switch Configuration

Zone Configuration

Operating Mode Configuration

Vendor and QLogic Specific Configuration

Successful Integration Checklist. Lists the steps to be taken after the E-port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.

In addition, refer to the Glossary (see page 293) for terms used in this guide, the Index (see page 299) for quick reference to key topics, and Contacting QLogic (see page 305) for QLogic locations, programs, sales, and technical support.

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Visual Representation of How the Chapters Are Organized

Integration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limitations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integration Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following steps must be completed to successfully merge Brocade and

 

 

QLogic fabrics. The

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.

 

 

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration Limitations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported

 

 

 

ATTENTION!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backup the current configuration prior to performing the following

 

 

steps so that the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions

 

 

 

 

 

 

configuration is available if something goes wrong.

 

 

 

Configuration Limitations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switches and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The configuration limitations are as follows:

 

 

 

 

Supported Switches

 

and Firmware Versions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following Brocade software implementations may not be supported in QLogic fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switches and Firmware Versions” on page 13).

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Existing Brocade switches retain all features that are available with

Brocade switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

once the IBM eServer BladeCenter Fibre Channel Switch Module is integrated into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firmware

 

 

 

Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a heterogeneous fabric. Brocade features do not generate interswitch traffic. As such,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(see “Domain ID Configuration” on page 14).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

they can be included in multi-vendor fabrics, but function on Brocade switches only.

QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions

 

 

 

 

 

Set all switches to the appropriate timeout values (see “Timeout Values” on page 21).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer

Switch Model

 

Firmware Version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure that all Zone set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards

 

Brocade QuickLoop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QLogic

SANbox2-8 Switch

 

1.3.x and above

 

 

 

 

 

Versions

 

 

 

 

Brocade QuickLoop Fabric Assist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(see “Active Zone Set Names” on page 28).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade Remote Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2-16 Switch

 

1.3.x and above

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure that all zone members are specified by WWPN (see “Zone Types” on page 34).

 

 

Brocade Extended Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2-64 Switch

 

1.5.x and above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade Trunking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade

SilkWorm 3200 Switch

 

3.0.2g and above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure that all Brocade switches are configured for Interoperability mode (see “Operating Mode

Brocade Advanced Performance Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration” on page 40).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SilkWorm 3800 Switch

 

3.0.2g and above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade Secure Fabric OS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure that Brocade’s Platform Management Server is disabled (see “Brocade Specific

 

 

Brocade Fabric Services

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION!!

 

When updating Brocade firmware, the switch may default to a proprietary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration” on page 40).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alias Server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

operating mode. Therefore, after a firmware update, verify that the switch is still

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on

 

 

Platform Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

set to Interoperability mode (see “Operating Mode Configuration” on page 40).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 41).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Zones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When merging Brocade and QLogic fabrics, a maximum of 31 switches can be configured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VERSION 1.0,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor GUI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor CLI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QLogic SANbox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manager GUI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain ID Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain ID Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QLogic CLI

 

 

 

 

 

switch and the QLogic switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain ID Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch

 

have an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the

Brocade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade CLI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The Domain ID should be locked and unique within the 97–127 (0x61–0x7f)

range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

Use the following CLI commands when Brocade’s Web tools are not available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain

ID Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade’s Web Tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Login: admin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Start Brocade’s Web Tools. The Fabric View dialog box displays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. From the Fabric View dialog box, click the Administration button.

 

 

 

Password: xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QLogic

SANbox Manager GUI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade3800:admin> switchdisable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Start

the SANbox Manager application. The SANbox Manager—Faceplate

dialog box

Brocade SilkWorm

3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade3800:admin> configure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain ID Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

displays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following options display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. From the SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no] yes

 

 

For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

 

 

Qlogic CLI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain: (1-239) [98] <97-127>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Use the CLI commands when the QLogic SANbox Manager GUI is not available. The

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

procedures are the same for the QLogic SANbox2-8, SANbox2-16, and SANbox2-64.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB credits: 91-27) [16]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R_A_TOV: (4000..120000) [10000]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Login: admin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E_D_TOV: (1000..5000) [2000]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Password: xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAN_TOV: (1000..120000) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2 #> admin start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAN_RTT_DLY_MAX: (100..5000) [200]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2 (admin) #> config edit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data field size: (256..2112) [2112]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2 (admin-config) #> set config switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sequence Level Switching: (0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following options display:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disable Device Probing: (0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AdminState (1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) [Online]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppress Class F Traffic:(0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BroadcastEnabled (True / False) [True]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNC IO mode: (0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InbandEnabled (True / False) [True]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VC Encoded Address Mode: (0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DefaultDomainID (decimal value, 1-239) [1] <choose a unique number>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Switch PID Format: (0..1) [1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DomainIDLock (True / False) [False] True

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per-frame Route Priority: (0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SymbolicName (string, max=32 chars) [QLogic SANbox 2-64]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Distance Fabric: (0..1) [0]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R_T_TOV (decimal value, 1-1000 msec) [100]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Channel parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R_A_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [10000]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoning Operation parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E_D_TOV (decimal value, 10-20000 msec) [2000]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSCN Transmission Mode (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [5000]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NS Operation Parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DS_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [5000]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbitrated Loop parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PrincipalPriority (decimal value, 1-255) [254]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System services (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ConfigDescription (string, max=64 chars) [Default Config]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portlog events enable (yes, y, no, n): [no]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2 (admin-config) #> config save

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade:3800:admin>SilkWormswitche3200 andableSilkWorm 3800 Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANbox2 (admin) #> config activate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY

 

GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The configuration will be activated.

Please confirm (y/n): [n] y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

ERSION1.0,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QLogic

Specific Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not applicable.

 

 

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY

GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful

 

Integration Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERSION

1.0,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perform the

following steps after the E-port connection has been established and the fabric has

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

had time to

update. If everything verifies, the Brocade and QLogic fabrics have successfully

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

merged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAGE 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful

 

 

 

Compare

and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.

 

 

VERSION 1.0,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGE 20

QLOGIC SWITCH I

 

VERSION1.0,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

NTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

Integration

 

 

 

be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabric merger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VERSION 1.0,

 

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from Brocade that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard.

QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions

Manufacturer

Switch Model

Firmware Version

QLogic

SANbox2-8 Switch

1.3.x and above

 

SANbox2-16 Switch

1.3.x and above

 

SANbox2-64 Switch

1.5.x and above

 

 

 

Brocade

SilkWorm 3200 Switch

3.0.2g and above

 

SilkWorm 3800 Switch

3.0.2g and above

 

SilkWorm 3900 Switch

4.0.2c and above

 

SilkWorm 12000 Switch

4.0.2c and above

 

 

 

The following chapters provide detailed information about merging Sun and Brocade fabrics:

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches (see page 9)

Brocade SilkWorm 3900 and SilkWorm 12000 Switches (see page 39)

QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

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Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Integration Checklist

The following steps must be completed to successfully merge Brocade and QLogic fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.

ATTENTION!!

Backup the current configuration prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong.

Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches and Firmware Versions” on page 10).

Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see “Domain ID Configuration” on page 11).

Set all switches to the appropriate timeout values (see “Timeout Values” on page 18).

Ensure that all Zone set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards (see “Active Zone Set Names” on page 25).

Ensure that all zone members are specified by WWPN (see “Zone Types” on page 31).

Ensure that all Brocade switches are configured for Interoperability mode (see “Operating Mode Configuration” on page 37).

Ensure that Brocade’s Platform Management Server is disabled (see “Brocade Specific Configuration” on page 37).

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 38).

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Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Configuration Limitations

Configuration Limitations

The configuration limitations are as follows:

The following Brocade software implementations may not be supported in QLogic fabrics.

NOTE: Existing Brocade switches retain all features that are available with Brocade switches once the IBM eServer BladeCenter Fibre Channel Switch Module is integrated into a heterogeneous fabric. Brocade features do not generate interswitch traffic. As such, they can be included in multi-vendor fabrics, but function on Brocade switches only.

Brocade QuickLoop

Brocade QuickLoop Fabric Assist

Brocade Remote Switch

Brocade Extended Fabric

Brocade Trunking

Brocade Advanced Performance Monitor

Brocade Secure Fabric OS

Brocade Fabric Services

Alias Server

Management Server

Platform Support

Virtual Channels

Broadcast Zones

When merging Brocade and QLogic fabrics, a maximum of 31 switches can be configured.

Supported Switches and Firmware Versions

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from Brocade that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard.

QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions

Manufacturer

Switch Model

Firmware Version

QLogic

SANbox2-8 Switch

1.3.x and above

 

SANbox2-16 Switch

1.3.x and above

 

SANbox2-64 Switch

1.5.x and above

 

 

 

Brocade

SilkWorm 3200 Switch

3.0.2g and above

 

SilkWorm 3800 Switch

3.0.2g and above

 

 

 

ATTENTION!! When updating Brocade firmware, the switch may default to a proprietary operating mode. Therefore, after a firmware update, verify that the switch is still set to Interoperability mode (see “Operating Mode Configuration” on page 37).

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

Domain ID Configuration

To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the Brocade switch and the QLogic switch.

NOTE: The Domain ID should be locked and unique within the 97–127 (0x61–0x7f) range.

Brocade’s Web Tools

1.Start Brocade’s Web Tools. The Fabric View dialog box displays.

2.From the Fabric View dialog box, click the Administration button.

QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

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VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

3.From the Switch Admin for Brocade dialog box, select the Switch Settings tab. Do the following:

a.In the Domain ID field, type or edit the Domain ID as appropriate.

b.Click OK.

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

Brocade CLI

NOTE: Use the following CLI commands when Brocade’s Web tools are not available.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

Brocade3800:admin> switchdisable

Brocade3800:admin> configure

The following options display.

Fabric parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no] yes

Domain: (1-239) [98] <97-127>

BB credits: 91-27) [16]

R_A_TOV: (4000..120000) [10000]

E_D_TOV: (1000..5000) [2000]

WAN_TOV: (1000..120000) [0]

WAN_RTT_DLY_MAX: (100..5000) [200]

Data field size: (256..2112) [2112]

Sequence Level Switching: (0..1) [0]

Disable Device Probing: (0..1) [0]

Suppress Class F Traffic:(0..1) [0]

SYNC IO mode: (0..1) [0]

VC Encoded Address Mode: (0..1) [0]

Core Switch PID Format: (0..1) [1]

Per-frame Route Priority: (0..1) [0]

Long Distance Fabric: (0..1) [0]

Virtual Channel parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Zoning Operation parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

RSCN Transmission Mode (yes, y, no, n): [no]

NS Operation Parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Arbitrated Loop parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

System services (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Portlog events enable (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Brocade:3800:admin> switchenable

QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

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VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

QLogic SANbox Manager GUI

1.Start the SANbox Manager application. The SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box displays.

2.From the SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Switch Properties. For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

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VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

 

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

3.From the Switch Properties—SANbox Manager dialog box, do the following:

a.In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID for the switch.

b.In the Domain ID Lock field, select Enable to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID.

c.Click OK.

For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

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QLOGIC SWITCH INTEROPERABILITY GUIDE

 

VERSION 1.0, MARCH 2003

Brocade SilkWorm 3200 and SilkWorm 3800 Switches

Domain ID Configuration

Qlogic CLI

NOTE: Use the CLI commands when the QLogic SANbox Manager GUI is not available. The procedures are the same for the QLogic SANbox2-8, SANbox2-16, and SANbox2-64.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

SANbox2 #> admin start

SANbox2 (admin) #> config edit

SANbox2 (admin-config) #> set config switch

The following options display:

AdminState (1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) [Online]

BroadcastEnabled (True / False) [True]

InbandEnabled (True / False) [True]

DefaultDomainID (decimal value, 1-239) [1] <choose a unique number>

DomainIDLock (True / False) [False] True

SymbolicName (string, max=32 chars) [QLogic SANbox 2-64]

R_T_TOV (decimal value, 1-1000 msec) [100]

R_A_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [10000]

E_D_TOV (decimal value, 10-20000 msec) [2000]

FS_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [5000]

DS_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [5000]

PrincipalPriority (decimal value, 1-255) [254]

ConfigDescription (string, max=64 chars) [Default Config] SANbox2 (admin-config) #> config save

SANbox2 (admin) #> config activate

The configuration will be activated. Please confirm (y/n): [n] y

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Timeout Values

As per FC-SW-2 Fibre Channel standards, set all switches to the following timeout values (TOV) in order to successfully establish an E-port connection:

R_A_TOV = 10 seconds E_D_TOV = 2 seconds

This section provides the steps to change these values.

Brocade’s Web Tools

ATTENTION!! The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

1.Start Brocade’s Web Tools. The Fabric View dialog box displays.

2.From the Fabric View dialog box, click the Administration button.

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3.From the Switch Admin for Brocade dialog box, select the Configure tab. Verify that R_A_TOV is set to 10000 and E_D_TOV is set to 2000. If the settings are not correct, do the following:

a.In the R_A_TOV box, change the setting to 10000.

b.In the E_D_TOV box, change the setting to 2000.

c.Click OK.

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Brocade CLI

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

Brocade3800:admin> configshow

Use the above command to verify that R_A_TOV is set to 10000 and E_D_TOV is set to 2000. If these timeout values are not correct, continue with this section. If the settings are correct, no changes need to be made; proceed with the next appropriate section.

Brocade3800:admin> switchdisable

Brocade3800:admin> configure

The following options display:

Fabric parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no] yes

Domain: (1-239) [98]

BB credits: 91-27) [16]

R_A_TOV: (4000..120000) [9000] 10000

E_D_TOV: (1000..5000) [1000] 2000

WAN_TOV: (1000..120000) [0]

WAN_RTT_DLY_MAX: (100..5000) [200]

Data field size: (256..2112) [2112]

Sequence Level Switching: (0..1) [0]

Disable Device Probing: (0..1) [0]

Suppress Class F Traffic: (0..1) [0]

SYNC IO mode: (0..1) [0]

VC Encoded Address Mode: (0..1) [0]

Core Switch PID Format: (0..1) [1]

Per-frame Route Priority: (0..1) [0]

Long Distance Fabric: (0..1) [0]

Virtual Channel parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Zoning Operation parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

RSCN Transmission Mode (yes, y, no, n): [no]

NS Operation Parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Arbitrated Loop parameters (yes, y, no, n): [no]

System services (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Portlog events enable (yes, y, no, n): [no]

Brocade:3800:admin> switchenable

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QLogic SANbox Manager GUI

ATTENTION!! The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

1.Start the SANbox Manager application. The SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box displays.

2.From the SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Switch Properties. For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

3.From the Switch Properties—SANbox Manager dialog box, verify that R_A_TOV is set to

10000 and E_D_TOV is set to 2000. If the settings are not correct, proceed to step 4. If the settings are correct, no changes need to be made; proceed to the next appropriate section.

For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

4.From the Switch Properties—SANbox Manager dialog box Administrative State list, select offline. Click OK.

5.Re-enter the Switch Properties—SANbox Manager dialog box (see step 2). Do the following:

a.In the R_A_TOV box, change the setting to 10000.

b.In the E_D_TOV box, change the setting to 2000.

c.Click OK.

6.Re-enter the Switch Properties—SANbox Manager dialog box (see step 2). In the

Administrative State list, select Online. Click OK.

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Principal Switch Configuration

QLogic CLI

NOTE: Use the CLI commands when the QLogic SANbox Manager GUI is not available. The procedures are the same for the QLogic SANbox2-8, SANbox2-16, and SANbox2-64.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

SANbox2 #> show config switch

Use the above command to verify that R_A_TOV is set to 10000 and E_D_TOV is set to 2000. If these timeout values are not correct, continue with this section. If the settings are correct, no changes need to be made; proceed with the next appropriate section.

SANbox2 #> admin start

SANbox2 (admin) #> config edit

SANbox2 (admin-config) #> set config switch

The following options display:

AdminState (1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) [Online]

BroadcastEnabled (True / False) [True]

InbandEnabled (True / False) [True]

DefaultDomainID (decimal value, 1-239) [1]

DomainIDLock (True / False) [True]

SymbolicName (string, max=32 chars) [QLogic SANbox2-64]

R_T_TOV (decimal value, 1-1000 msec) [100]

R_A_TOV (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) [9000]

10000

E_D_TOV (decimal value, 10-20000 msec) [1000]

2000

FS_TOV

(decimal

value,

100-100000

msec)

[5000]

 

DS_TOV

(decimal

value,

100-100000

msec)

[5000]

 

PrincipalPriority (decimal value, 1-255) [254]

ConfigDescription (string, max=64 chars) [Default Config] SANbox2 (admin-config) #> config save

SANbox2 (admin) #> config activate

The configuration will be activated. Please confirm (y/n): [n] y

Principal Switch Configuration

Brocade switches and QLogic switches negotiate for principal switch automatically. Therefore, there are no steps to take.

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Zone Configuration

This section discusses configuring active Zone Set names and Zone types.

Active Zone Set Names

The Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique. If not, change one of the duplicate names. All Zone Set and Zone names must conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone Naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3):

1.Must be 1–64 characters in length.

2.All characters are ASCII.

3.First character is [a–z] or [A–Z].

4.All other characters must be [a–z], [A–Z], [0–9], or the _ character. Other characters ($-^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

Brocade’s Web Tools

1.Start Brocade’s Web Tools. The Fabric View dialog box displays.

2.From the Fabric View dialog box, click the Zone Admin button.

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3.From the Zone Administration dialog box, select the WWN Config tab. Verify that all config names conform to the standards discussed under “Active Zone Set Names” and are unique between the switches.

Brocade CLI

NOTE: Use the following CLI commands when Brocade’s Web tools are not available.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

Brocade3800:admin> cfgshow

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QLogic SANbox Manager GUI

1.Start the SANbox Manager application. The SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box displays.

2.From the SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning. For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

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3.From the Edit Zoning—SANbox Manager dialog box, compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under “Active Zone Set Names” on page 25.

For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

QLogic CLI

NOTE: Use the CLI commands when the QLogic SANbox Manager GUI is not available. The procedures are the same for the QLogic SANbox2-8, SANbox2-16, and SANbox2-64.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

SANbox2 #> zone list

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Zone Types

All zone members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply with Fibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in the fabric. Below are steps to confirm the zone types.

NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.

Brocade’s Web Tools

1.Start Brocade’s Web Tools. The Fabric View dialog box displays.

2.From the Fabric View dialog box, click the Zone Admin button.

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3.From the Zone Administration dialog box, select the WWN Zone tab. Verify that all zone names conform to the standards discussed under “Active Zone Set Names” and are unique between the switches.

Brocade CLI

NOTE: Use the following CLI commands when Brocade’s Web tools are not available.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

Brocade3800:admin> zoneshow

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QLogic SANbox Manager GUI

1.Start the SANbox Manager application. The SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box displays.

2.From the SANbox Manager—Faceplate dialog box Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning. For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

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3.The Edit Zoning—SANbox Manager dialog box displays. Confirm that all zone members are listed as WWN.

For the QLogic SANbox2-8 and SANbox2-16, the following displays:

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For the QLogic SANbox2-64, the following displays:

QLogic CLI

NOTE: Use the CLI commands when the QLogic SANbox Manager GUI is not available. The procedures are the same for the QLogic SANbox2-8, SANbox2-16, and SANbox2-64.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

SANbox2#> zone list <zone name>

Confirm that only WWNs are listed.

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Operating Mode Configuration

The Brocade switch must be in Interoperability mode to be FC-SW2 compliant.

Brocade’s Web Tools

Interoperability mode cannot be set using Brocade’s Web Tools; use the Brocade CLI.

Brocade CLI

The Brocade switch must be in Interoperability mode to be FC-SW2 compliant. ATTENTION!! This procedure requires a reboot of the switch.

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

Brocade3800:admin> switchdisable

Brocade3800:admin> interopmode 1

Run this command without the 1 to see its current setting.

Brocade3800:admin> fastboot

QLogic SANbox Manager GUI

Not applicable.

QLogic CLI

Not applicable.

Brocade Specific Configuration

The Platform Management Server must be disabled.

Brocade’s Web Tools

This function cannot be done using Brocade’s Web Tools; use the Brocade CLI.

Brocade CLI

Login: admin

Password: xxxxxxxx

Brocade3800:admin> msplmgmtdeactivate

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QLogic Specific Configuration

Not applicable.

Successful Integration Checklist

Perform the following steps after the E-port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, the Brocade and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.

Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.

Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.

Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

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