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SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Cisco SN 5428 v.2.3.1-K9 (fc8 gl-port, blinks green light)

Brocade Silkworm 2800 v.2.4.1c (port 15, E-port, blinks green light)

Source: "SN5428 Interoperability Whitepaper, for internal use only...)

I have done as Cisco white paper says but still Silkworm and SN5428 cannot see each other with fibrechannel and Cisco can't see any devices connected to Silkworm.

Mission impossible?

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Cisco Employee

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Is the Brocade apply to see the SN5428? Please post a switchShow from the Brocade.

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Silkworm:> switchshow

switchName: sw1

switchType: 2.4

switchState: Online

switchRole: Principal

switchDomain: 99

switchId: fffc63

switchWwn: 10:00:00:60:69:15:0d:b7

switchBeacon: OFF

port 0: sw In_Sync

port 1: id Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:07:ad:70

port 2: sw Online L-Port 1 public

port 3: sw Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:07:5a:70

port 4: sw Online L-Port 1 private, 8 phantom

port 5: sw Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:07:5d:70

port 6: -- No_Module

port 7: sw No_Light

port 8: -- No_Module

port 9: sw Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:06:39:90

port 10: sw Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:07:ae:70

port 11: sw Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:2e:c9:88

port 12: sw Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:2e:c5:8d

port 13: id No_Light

port 14: -- No_Module

port 15: sw Online E-Port (unknown)

Port 15 is connected to the Cisco fc8...And I have tried to change port/module/cables. Brodade will show some traffic between ports,

Brocade Port Informatiom

4-byte Word Transmited: 61117548

4-byte Word Recieved: 1395351

Frames Transmitted: 5093125

Frames Reveived: 106

C2 Rames: 0

C3 Frames Received: 90

Link Control Frames: 8

portlogshow

Oct 18 task event port cmd args

----------------------------------------------

00:12:04.216 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:12:04.216 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:12:06.333 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:12:06.333 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:12:06.333 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:12:06.333 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:12:08.449 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:12:08.449 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:12:08.449 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:12:08.449 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:12:10.566 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:12:10.566 tReceive pstate 0 LF2

00:12:12.099 tFcph loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:12:12.099 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:12:12.099 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:12:14.199 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:12:14.199 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:12:14.199 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:12:14.199 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

Portlogdump

00:22:26.583 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:22:28.699 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:22:28.699 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:22:28.699 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:22:28.699 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:22:30.816 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:22:30.816 tReceive pstate 0 LF2

00:22:32.349 tFcph loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:22:32.349 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:22:32.349 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

00:22:34.466 tReceive loopscn 0 TMO 11010000

00:22:34.466 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP 8001

00:22:34.466 tReceive loopscn 0 LIP f7f7

00:22:34.466 tTransmit Tx3 0 12 22000000,00000000,ffffffff,11010000

Brocade can't see Cisco and Cisco can't Brocade.

I tried in Brocade add manually Cisco WWN (all WWNs) addresses but Brocade still can't see Cisco.

From Cisco:

Domain ID 100

Error Detect Timeout 2000

Domain ID lock True

Resource Allocation Timeout 10000

Buffer to Buffer Credit 12

Zoning Merge Brocade

Node WWN 100000065338cf01

Zoning Default All

Initiator WWPN1 280000065338cf00

Zoning Autosave True

Initiator WWPN2 290000065338

Active Zone 23

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Blinking light still says the fabrics are segmented for reasons of timers not matched, zoning not configured correctly or cable issue. portlogShow and portLogDump on the brocade can give you the reason for the segmentation.

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Can you set the Zoning Merge to SW2

interface fc zoning merge sw2

Then capture a :

show interface fc

Thanks, Mike

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

switch3]# int fc zoning merge sw2

switch3]# show interface "fc8"

Operational Data

Interface Stat IP/Netmask MAC Options

--------- ---- ------------------------ ------------ -------

fc8 down type Fibre Channel

OperState disabled

PortID 640800

WWN 200800065338cf01

LinkSpeed 1Gb/s

LinkState Active

SyncState SyncAcquired

LoginStatus NotLoggedIn

Loopback Status Not Runnin

MaxCredit 12

RunningType e-port

PendingType gl-port

SFPType xxx-xx-xx-x

SFPVendor CISCO-TYCO

SFPVendorID 764000

SFPPartNumber 1511168-1

SFPRev 0000

Configuration Data

Al- Fan- Link Loopback Mfs- Time Port- Port-

Interface Status fairness enable speed type bundle out type mode

--------- -------- -------- -------- ----- -------- -------- ---- ------- -----

fc8 enabled disabled enabled 1Gb/s Unknown enabled 10 gl-port

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

I am am trying to locate a 2800 switch to test with.

I need you to do a couple more items for me.

Can you change the link speed on the SN5428 to 1 gb

int fc1 linkspeed 1gb

Also can I have a show log off the sn5428

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

i am having the exact same problem. I am using compaq el16 which are just rebadged brocades. They told me to change my domain id's to above 97. My storage works guys tell me that we will loose all 300 connections definded on the 10 controllers we have. Any suggestions?

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

What do you mean by same problem. Connecting a Compaq switch to a SN5428? Or connecting a Brocade 2800 to a Compaq? Is it Compaq telling you to change the Domain ID

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

I am connected a compaq switch to a sn5428. Cisco via the white paper and tac have told me to change the domain is to above 97. Problem is Compaq tells me this changes WWN address and call my defined connections will have to be redefined. Major issue in a production envirment. Any advice?

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

I agree, it is to bad Brocade has this type of limit with Domain addresses when it comes to connecting non Brocade Switches to the network but is the way they have implemented FC-SW2, this selection of domain numbers is not the choice of the SN5428 . For what it is worth the MDS switches do not have this type of restricted Domain numbering use when connecting unlikt switches to the fabric.

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

You should try using a Nishan switch as it has no problem connecting to Brocades 28xx and 38xx switches. www.nishansystems.com.

Bronze

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Hopefully the following link will be helpful . I just tried it in the lab and it worked.

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/5420/ps2162/prodlit/fibre_ds.htm

New Member

Re: SN5428 and Silkworm 2800

Original problem discription stated user had followed the instructions from this link. I have since tested the SN5428 connected to a Brocade 2800 and I had no problems.

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