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Need a Extended Fabric????

 
Xavi Segura_1
Frequent Advisor

Need a Extended Fabric????

I've 2 sites separated about 12km, now we want to connect both sites with DWDM. In a every site I've a brocade Silkworm 200 switch with same FabOS (6.0.0b).

Is mandatory the Extend Fabric License???

Best Regards
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Sivakumar MJ._1
Respected Contributor

Re: Need a Extended Fabric????

Check the attached document
Xavi Segura_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Need a Extended Fabric????

For distances about 10-12Km with DWDM is mandatory for technical reasons or only for play with buffers credits?
Stephen Kebbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Need a Extended Fabric????

Hi,

you can connect the switches, and if all necessary parameters are correct (Zoning Config, different Domain IDs, etc.), then the switches will form a fabric even without the Extended Fabric License. But since the distance is more than 10km, you should get the Extended Fabric, so it can allocate enough buffer credits. I don't know what will happen if you don't get the license.
It might report "Buffer Limited" on the E-Ports

Regards,
Stephen
Sivakumar MJ._1
Respected Contributor

Re: Need a Extended Fabric????

Its mandatory to have license for both reasons mentioned by stephen the Buffer and as well as Technical(Performancs and Vendor Support).