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Brocade SAN swich

July 3, 2014
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Reset config:
switchdisable
cfgdisable (hit “y” at prompt)
cfgclear (hit “y” at prompt)
cfgsave (hit “y” at prompt)
configdefault
switchenable
reboot

New switch:

Rack mount it , power on the SW.Connect through serial port, default IP Add is 10.77.77.77./255.255.255.0 in case of Dir 10.77.77.74/75
with admin login:

Set the IPaddress(ipaddrshow/ipaddrset),
set the time with either NTP server IP:  tsclockserver 193.219.61.110; tstimezone +2,0
check the license(licenseshow)
add the license with licenseadd cmd

Atleast Full fabric / XX domain licenses to form ISLs.
Trunking licenses for trunking(trunks will be formed while connected through common speed, same quad/octet)
give a switch name(switchname XXX)
change the passwords and keep it in library
always ask one time password of root , while taking the new sw from any vendor and keep it in library for further troubleshooting
do a portstatsclear, portlogclear
disable the SW with switchdisable cmd
clear the configuration with cfgclear cmd
set the fabric.ops parameters through configure cmd(specially unique Domain ID(1-239), Pid format, data field size, )

fabric.domain:20
fabric.ididmode:0
fabric.ops.BBCredit:16
fabric.ops.E_D_TOV:5000
fabric.ops.R_A_TOV:10000
fabric.ops.bladeFault_on_hwErrlevel:0
fabric.ops.dataFieldSize:2048
fabric.ops.max_hops:7
fabric.ops.mode.fcpProbeDisable:0
fabric.ops.mode.isolate:0
fabric.ops.mode.longDistance:1
fabric.ops.mode.noClassF:0
fabric.ops.mode.pidFormat:1
fabric.ops.mode.tachyonCompat:0
fabric.ops.mode.unicastOnly:0
fabric.ops.mode.useCsCtl:0
fabric.ops.vc.class.2:2
fabric.ops.vc.class.3:3
fabric.ops.vc.config:0xc0
fabric.ops.vc.linkCtrl:0
fabric.ops.vc.multicast:7
fabric.ops.wan_tov:0
fabric.principalSwSelMode:0

then enable the switch with switchenable cmd.
reboot the switch with reboot cmd
take a config backup with configupload cmd

if you want to do an FOS upgrade, then do it.

For the new sw , while you first connect the hosts, check the hosts HBA driver and FW with Brocade compatibility matrix,
create a config file with cfgcreate to do the first time zoning
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For merging of the SWs, do the above activities but set the Fabric.ops parameters exactly same as the existing SWexcept Domain ID.

Then disable the new SW,
Connect the ISL ,
Enable the switch
check it with fabricshow, islshow, trunkshow.

check the utilization of the ISLs with portperfshow

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thanks http://community.brocade.com/

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