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Difference in Port Type

 
Ammad
Occasional Advisor

Difference in Port Type

Hello,

what is the difference in Port types, i have brocade 8/24 and 2/8 built-in to MSA-1000.
i have connected the 2/8 (MSA-1000) to Brocade 8/24.
On Brocade 8/24 it displays different type of ports.

Port 0: F
Port 1: F
Port 2: U
Port 3: F
Port 4: F
Port 5: E
Port 6: U
Port 7: U
Port 8: U
Port 9: U
Port 10: U
Port 11: U
Port 12: U
Port 13: U
Port 14: U
Port 15: U
Port 16: no interface (Gbic)
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Difference in Port Type

F-Port: A device is logged onto this fabric

U-Port: (universal) - waiting for connection

E-Port: Connection to another switch (ISL)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ammad
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Re: Difference in Port Type

thanks,

but i am unable to see the 2/8 Brocade switch in 8/24. here is the log from Brocade 8/24


Time Level Message Service Number Count Message ID Switch
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:57:21 GMT+00:00 Information Processor rebooted - Unknown Chassis 155 1 HAM-1004 Switch1
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:57:30 GMT+00:00 Information The effective configuration has changed to ConfigZone. Switch 155 1 ZONE-1022 Switch1
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:57:52 GMT+00:00 Information Initializing ports... Switch 156 1 BL-1000 Switch1
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:57:52 GMT+00:00 Information Port initialization completed. Switch 157 1 BL-1001 Switch1
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:24:32 GMT+00:00 Information essd0: RTWR retry 8 to domain 1, iu_data 31000000 Switch 158 1 RTWR-1003 Switch1
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:25:43 GMT+00:00 Information essd0: RTWR retry 12 to domain 1, iu_data 31000000 Switch 159 1 RTWR-1003
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:49:24 GMT+00:00 Information essd0: RTWR retry 92 to domain 1, iu_data 31000000 Switch 179 1 RTWR-1003 Switch1
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:50:35 GMT+00:00 Information essd0: RTWR retry 96 to domain 1, iu_data 31000000 Switch 180 1 RTWR-1003 Switch1
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:51:47 GMT+00:00 Information essd0: RTWR retry 100 to domain 1, iu_data 31000000 Switch 181 1 RTWR-1003 Switch1
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:52:00 GMT+00:00 Warning RTWR Maxretries exhausted: 0x5, 0x1, 0x65, 0x0, 0x5e9 Switch 182 1 RTWR-1002 Switch1
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:54:31 GMT+00:00 Information essd0: RTWR retry 8 to domain 1, iu_data 31000000 Switch 183 1 RTWR-1003
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Difference in Port Type

Better to check with switchshow or something similar. Are there different domain IDs configured?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ammad
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Re: Difference in Port Type

Yes 8/24 (switch A) is configured to domain id 11 and 2/8 (MSA 1000) is configured to domain id 1.

I am connecting to controller 2 of MSA-1000.

here is the o/p of brocade 8/24

Switch1:admin> switchshow
switchName: Switch1
switchType: 71.2
switchState: Online
switchMode: Native
switchRole: Principal
switchDomain: 11
switchId: fffc0b
switchWwn: 10:00:00:05:1e:86:82:e7
zoning: ON (ConfigZone)
switchBeacon: OFF

Area Port Media Speed State Proto
=====================================
0 0 id N8 Online L-Port 1 public
1 1 id N8 Online L-Port 1 public
2 2 id N8 No_Light
3 3 id N2 Online F-Port 10:00:00:e0:02:23:1f:c8
4 4 id N2 Online F-Port 21:00:00:e0:8b:85:78:67
5 5 id N2 Online G-Port
6 6 id N8 No_Light
7 7 id N8 No_Light
8 8 id N8 No_Light
9 9 id N8 No_Light
10 10 id N8 No_Light
11 11 -- N8 No_Module
12 12 id N8 No_Light
13 13 id N8 No_Light
14 14 id N8 No_Light
15 15 -- N8 No_Module
16 16 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
17 17 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
18 18 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
19 19 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
20 20 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
21 21 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
22 22 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
23 23 -- N8 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Difference in Port Type

Port 0 and 1 are L-Ports.

On some of the smaller switches (not sure about the internal MAS switch), ISL is a licensed feature - no license = no ISL). Licenseshow may help.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ammad
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Re: Difference in Port Type

here is the update for 8/24

Switch1:admin> licenseshow
Rzybc9cScRSGzcdn:
First Ports on Demand license - additional port upgrade license
XXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:
Fabric license
Enhanced Group Management license
8 Gig FC license

The o/p on 2/8 (built-in on MSA-1000)

-switch2:admin> licenseshow
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
Web license
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
Zoning license
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
Fabric license


Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Difference in Port Type

Can you post the output of...


fabricshow

version (or maybe versionshow)

for both switches in question.

and perhaps a switchshow from the 2/8 MSA switch..

Or, if you can log into the web gui for the 2/8, on the admin applet/tab/whatever, there is a button to show a report that you can save to html. post it.


Steven
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