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Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

 
Ammad
Occasional Advisor

Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hi,

I am trying to connect HP-DL380(G6) to MSA 1000 using Brocade 8/24, using this i am unable to see storage via switch.

But when i directly connects MSA 1000 to Server (HP-DL 380) it works to access storage.

In Web interface of switch, the active ports displays

Port-Id = 0 F-port (DL-380)
Port-Id = 1 U
Port-Id = 2 F-port (DL-380)
Port-Id = 3 G-port (MSA 1000)

This is new switch.

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hey, so G-port on Port 3 means that switch sees something, but this something doesn't want to play.

What kind of i/o module do you have in the MSA1000?

Just two FC-ports per controller or a SAN switch?
Ammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hi,

MSA have 8 FC ports. i am connecting to Brocade switch.

when i am verifying ports in Brocade web interface. Port 3 have no WWN.

Is there any other type of FC cable to connect to MSA 1000 and brocade?


Is MSA 1000 is just like a switch, and switch to switch connectivity uses different cable?





Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hi, you are connecting a Brocade 2/8 Switch (that is the name of the embedded MSA1000 switch with 8 ports).

Do you have one switch in the back of each MSA1000 controller or just one behind one?

To connect them just use a normal fc-cable, no special cable required.

To connect the switches you need to merge them into a fabric.

To merge them into a fabric a lot of settings needs to be the same (fabric.ops, zoning).

Is this even supported together with a 8GB Brocade-switch? What FOS versions are you running on the two switches?
I checked the 6.4.0c release notes and it says that it requires 3.2.1c on the MSA1000 2/8 switch, do you have that on it?

What does it say if you do a "switchshow" on the port where the MSA is connected?
Does it say anything in the output of "errshow".
Ammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hi,
Thanks for reply & help, connection to MSA-1000 is changed to Port-id=1 on 8/24.

1. There are 2 switches. (one in each controller) on MSA1000.

2. How can i switches into fabric ?

3.Current Firmware on 8/24 is 6.1.0c

4. The output on 8/24 is

swd77:admin> switchshow
switchName: swd77
switchType: 71.2
switchState: Online
switchMode: Native
switchRole: Principal
switchDomain: 2
switchId: fffc02
switchWwn: 10:00:00:05:1e:86:82:e7
zoning: OFF
switchBeacon: OFF

Area Port Media Speed State Proto
=====================================
0 0 id N2 Online G-Port
1 1 id N4 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:03:ae:b5:ec
2 2 id N8 No_Light
3 3 id N4 Online F-Port 50:01:43:80:03:ae:b6:38





5. How do i verify the version of firmware on MSA1000. I can access this from browser.


Thanks
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hey, you need to connect to the SAN-switch in the MSA1000 - so you need to put an ethernet cable into the SAN-switch. You cannot see it from within the MSA1000 config (ACU).

Then it's the same way as on the 8/24.

How about the errdump, what does that say?
Ammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hi,

I logged in to MSA-1000 and the following are the results,



-switch1:root> switchshow
switchName: -switch1
switchType: 18.2
switchState: Online
switchMode: Native
switchRole: Principal
switchDomain: 1
switchId: fffc01
switchWwn: 10:00:00:60:69:ca:77:ea
switchBeacon: OFF
Zoning: OFF
port 0: cu N2 Online F-Port 50:08:05:f3:00:17:2f:71
port 1: id N2 Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:18:02:2e
port 2: id N2 No_Light
port 3: id N2 Online F-Port 10:00:00:e0:02:23:2d:a1
port 4: id N2 Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:85:41:18
port 5: id N2 Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:7a:8b:6f
port 6: id N2 Online G-Port
port 7: -- N2 No_Module
value = 8 = 0x8




-switch1:root> errdump

Error 03
--------
0x102c1790 (tShell): Jan 21 22:09:34 (5)
INFO SEC-SECVIOL_LOGIN, 4, Security violation: Login failure attempt via TEL
NET. Peer IP: 172.16.5.101

Error 02
--------
0x102deea0 (tTransmit): Jan 19 12:33:20 (2)
WARNING FABRIC-SEGMENTED, 3, port 6, domain IDs overlap

Error 01
--------
0x10321710 (tSwitch): Jan 2 01:28:03
INFO SYS-BOOT, 4, Restart reason: Power-on
value = 0
-switch1:root>
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hey,do you have any more switches in the fabric? Does any of them have domain ID 1? If so, the conflict is between that and the MSA-switch that also have DID1.

Changing the DID you may be able to do via the webtools - or the CLI command is: configure.

To get the firmware version type this: firmwareshow.
Ammad
Occasional Advisor

Re: Brocade 8/24 and MSA 1000

Hi,

The following on MSA-1000,

-switch1:root> firmwareshow

Header flash 0 flash 1
------ ------- -------
text off 00000040 00000040
text addr 10030000 10030000
text size 0001af00 0001af00
data off 0001af40 0001af40
data addr 1004af00 1004af00
data size 00001908 00001908
magic 2112 2112
text sum 74a0 OK 74a0 OK
data sum 74a7 OK 74a7 OK
hdr sum af16 OK af16 OK
file sum d74e OK d74e OK

value = 28 = 0x1c
-switch1:root>


Borcade 8/24

swd77:admin> firmwareshow
Appl Primary/Secondary Versions
------------------------------------------
FOS v6.1.0c
v6.1.0c
swd77:admin>


We dont have any fabric, there are two MSA-1000 connected directly to Servers and two MSA-2000 directly connected to Servers.



My aim is to have fabric, with two switches 8/24 and connect all servers to these 8/24 instead of connecting directly to Storage.

Can you please also provide a link, containing information about DID and how it should be.

Right now i have only one 8/24 to connect all server. later on i will make two switches.