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Re: metrocluster with brocade 300

Babar,

If the switch is running FOS greater than 6.1.0 then there is no half-duplex setting any more (in spite of the Brocade documentation. Set all ports attached to disk loops to Locked L-Port by entering the following command for each port number:

portcfglport <disk_port>,1,0,2

To confirm the correct settings, they can use the following 2 commands:

portCfgShow

portcfglport

Result: ON is displayed in the Locked L_port and Locked Loop Fairness.

It is also recommended that they look the speed of the ports; shelves, FCVI, Initiators and E-Ports.

The MetroCluster Guide will be updated accordingly

Jim Lanson

Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer

Data Protection Solutions

NetApp

919-476-5573

lanson@netapp.com

www.netapp.com

Re: metrocluster with brocade 300

If the switch is running FOS greater than 6.1.0 then half-duplex is no longer available so set all ports attached to disk loops to Locked L-Port by entering the following command for each port number:
> portcfglport <disk_port>,1,0,2

To confirm the correct settings, they can use the following 2 commands:
> portCfgShow
> portcfglport
Result: ON is displayed in the Locked L_port and Locked Loop Fairness.

It is also recommended that the speed of the ports; shelves, FCVI, Initiators and E-Ports be set explicitly

The MetroCluster Guide will be updated accordingly.

Thanks.

Re: metrocluster with brocade 300

Thanks for explaination James.

Regards,

Babar

Re: metrocluster with brocade 300

Hello Jim!

Excuse my interference in this old discussion but why do MetroCluster Best Practices recommend to set all ports attached to disk loops to Locked L-port and Locked Loop Fairness?

Thank you if you answer.