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Redundant ISL between Brocade switches

 
ACHCHGUY
Frequent Advisor

Redundant ISL between Brocade switches

Hi All,
I have 4 Brocade switches connected into 2 fabrics , via 1 ISL between the 2 swicthes in the fabric.

I would like to put a second ISL for redundancy (not for trunking as dont have license).

I tried plugging in the fibre but nothin happened, the ports did not chnage to an E port or anything...what am I missing.

Each fabric has

1 x silkworm 500 fabric os : 6.1.0c (32 port all licensed)
1 x Silkworm HP2 (embedded brocade that comes with EVA 4400) fabric OS:6.1.0_8e

Any help is much appreciated
2 REPLIES 2
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Redundant ISL between Brocade switches

Ensure that the ports are not member of any zone. Have you tried running the portdisable/portneable commands?
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Sivakumar MJ._1
Respected Contributor

Re: Redundant ISL between Brocade switches

Check the Port Speed, do a portenable and portdisable.

HP ISL trunking user guide
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/lpg29160.pdf