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Known issue with 8GBVCFC/20-port & 8GB connection to a 8 GB Brocade

Terri Harris
Honored Contributor

Known issue with 8GBVCFC/20-port & 8GB connection to a 8 GB Brocade

I have been seeing this consistently with any 8GBVCFC 20-port connecting at 8 GB to a Brocade. So far the solution below has fixed each incidence.

 

SYMPTOM: 8 GB VCFC/20-port module connectivity issues trying to connect to any 8 GB Brocade switch at 8 GB.

WORKAROUND: Lock port speeds down to 4 GB and connectivity issues do not appears

FIX: Enable the Brocade portcfgfillword mode 3 option to fix this. If the Brocade fw is not a version that has mode 3 for the portcfgfillword command, upgrade to a supported version, then enable mode 3.

 

c02576834: HP Virtual Connect SAN Module - Connectivity Problems on 8Gb Port Speed  Public

 

terri.harris@hp.com "c-class blades with SAN and Virtual Connect with SAN is what I do

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chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Re: Known issue with 8GBVCFC/20-port & 8GB connection to a 8 GB Brocade

Thanks Terri for the info and solution!