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StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

 
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JonDur
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StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

Hi,

is it possible to configure an HP StorageWorks 8/16 as an edge siwtch og an HP StorageWorks 8/24?

IS yes, can somebody let me know how?

Thanks
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

I understand that both are Brocade switches. You must check what firmware version each one has.

Then look at the firmware release notes, there's a table specifying with which firmwares it's compatible.
JonDur
Occasional Advisor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

yes they are both Brocades switch
the 4/16 firmnware is 6.2.2a and the 8/24 firmware is 6.3.0c.

I need to know if i need a licence to do it and if i only have to do an ISL beetween both sawitches?

Thanks
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

Hello,

you not need any license for that. Only if you want to use ISLs between the switches or if you have a long distance connection, then you would need a license.

Keep both switches at the same firwmare level.

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
JonDur
Occasional Advisor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

Well,

i need to connect the 2 switch together so how can i do it without an ISL.
How i configure my port on each switches

Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

ISL (inter-switch link) is just another name for "connection between two switches".
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Marcus Schack
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Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

As far as I know if you need to connect the switches together to form one fabric, you will need and ISL. But, and ISL is just a standard fibre cable plugged into the a port on each switch. If I need to create an ISL, I usually connect the least port on one switch to the last port on the other switch. Also make sure that the IP addresses and Domain IDs are different on the switches.
JonDur
Occasional Advisor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

Ok let me resume because PAtrick told:
you not need any license for that. Only if you want to use ISLs between the switches

My question is : can i connect one new edge switch in my core switch ( i imagine i need an ISL for that or let me know if i'm wrong) without using any specific licence?

Thanks
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

No, ISL/switch-switch connections do not work without a license.
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JonDur
Occasional Advisor

Re: StorageWork 4/16 edge swith on StorageWorks 8/24

Ok, so now, can anybody tell me wich licence i need to use ISL?