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fc ports on nexus 5548up.

Hi Guyz,

I have a pair of nexus 5548UP with expansion module N55-M16UP. both switches have below licensing.

Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
FCOE_NPV_PKG                  No    -   Unused             -
FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                Yes   -   Unused Never       -
FC_FEATURES_PKG               Yes   -   In use Never       -
VMFEX_FEATURE_PKG             Yes   -   Unused Never       -
ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           No    -   Unused             -
LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG         Yes   -   In use Never       -
LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   Yes   -   Unused Never       -

on first switch i made slot 2 as fc ports & after reload  i can see fc ports.

slot 2
  port 1-16 type fc

However with same procedure on switch 2 , i cant see any FC ports nor module 2 ports.

if i turn module 2 ports to ethernet i can see E2/1 - E2/16 , but no ports when they are configures as FC.

any idea ???

Confused as both switches have same lic installed.


Thanks in Advance.

VIP Green

After the port type has been

After the port type has been changed from Ethernet to FC, the FC port will not be enabled on the switch until FCOE feature is enabled:

N5K(config)#feature FCOE
C license checked out successfully
fc_plugin extracted successfully
FC plugin loaded successfully
FCoE manager enabled successfully
FC enabled on all modules successfully
Enabled FCoE QoS policies successfully


After that, we verify that the port type is changed successfully and the FC ports appear on the switch:

N5K# show interface brief

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