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cascading MDS9124e blades

 
dominic_7
Advisor

cascading MDS9124e blades

Hi,
I have two HP C7000 blade enclosures with two Cisco MDS9124e SAN blades in each enclosure.

I have cascaded the Left hand MDS 9124e on the first enclosure to the Left HAnd MDS 9124e on the second Enclsure.

I had ensured that the VSAN domain IDs were different on both the blades , i.e 25 n the first and 3 on the second.

The status of the ISL (external) ports on both the blades show as "Status: up,Multi-VSAN ISL"

and the show fcdomain cmmand on the first switch which has the zones :

show fcdomain

VSAN 1
The local switch is the Principal Switch.

Local switch run time information:
State: Stable
Local switch WWN: 20:01:00:0d:ec:47:67:81
Running fabric name: 20:01:00:0d:ec:47:67:81
Running priority: 2
Current domain ID: 0x19(25)

Local switch configuration information:
State: Enabled
FCID persistence: Enabled
Auto-reconfiguration: Disabled
Contiguous-allocation: Disabled
Configured fabric name: 20:01:00:05:30:00:28:df
Optimize Mode: Disabled
Configured priority: 128
Configured domain ID: 0x00(0) (preferred)

Principal switch run time information:

Running priority: 2

Interface Role RCF-reject
---------------- ------------- ------------
ext4 Downstream Disabled
---------------- -------------

While the show fcdomain on the second switch shows

show fcdomain

VSAN 1
The local switch is a Subordinated Switch.

Local switch run time information:
State: Stable
Local switch WWN: 20:01:00:0d:ec:b0:74:01
Running fabric name: 20:01:00:0d:ec:47:67:81
Running priority: 128
Current domain ID: 0x03(3)

Local switch configuration information:
State: Enabled
FCID persistence: Disabled
Auto-reconfiguration: Disabled
Contiguous-allocation: Disabled
Configured fabric name: 20:01:00:05:30:00:28:df
Optimize Mode: Disabled
Configured priority: 128
Configured domain ID: 0x00(0) (preferred)

Principal switch run time information:

Running priority: 2

Interface Role RCF-reject
---------------- ------------- ------------
ext4 Upstream Disabled
---------------- -------------


When i try to use Cisco "device manager " to access "quick configuration" i get the error

"This Wizard only supports a Single Switch Fabric Following ISL port must be disabled e4"

e4 is the ext 4 port t which i have connected the ISL on both the SAN blades.

Kindly let me know if i am missing out anything

Thanks in Advance

Dominic