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what utility do I use to add a new license to a brocade switch?

 
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Jacques Carriere
Regular Advisor

what utility do I use to add a new license to a brocade switch?

 Can someone guide me on the correct procedure to enable me to add an "8 Port extension license"  to an AM869A HP 8/40 SAN Switch?

 

thanks

 

Jacques

 

 

 

P.S.This thread has been moved from Switches, Hubs, Modems (Legacy ITRC forum) to Storage Area Networks (SAN) (Enterprise)- HP Forums Moderator

 

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Richard Brodie_1
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Re: what utility do I use to add a new license to a brocade switch?

I would ask under Storage/San rather than here...

Jacques Carriere
Regular Advisor

Re: what utility do I use to add a new license to a brocade switch?

I have an HP 8/40 "32 enabled" port Brocade switch that I need to enable another 8 ports.  Why should I post this question with SAN/Storage?

 

Jacques

Johan Guldmyr
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Re: what utility do I use to add a new license to a brocade switch?

"Switches, Hubs, Modems" is for other switches, like ethernet.

If you already have the license key:

Via CLI:

licenseadd "yourlicensekeyhere"

licenseshow
tbone654
Occasional Advisor

Re: what utility do I use to add a new license to a brocade switch?

After adding that license you will have to activate the ports...  It suggests switchdisable/switchenable or portdisable/portenable...  but don't let that confuse you...  It will look something like this...

 

Index Port Address Media Speed State     Proto ==============================================    0   0   0b0000   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:11:39:b0:99     1   1  

0b0100   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:11:39:b0:9b     2   2  

0b0200   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:11:39:b0:9d     3   3  

0b0300   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:11:39:b0:9f     4   4  

0b0400   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  50:01:43:80:21:e2:b1:82     5   5  

0b0500   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:bf:b2:48     6   6  

0b0600   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:bf:5d:48     7   7  

0b0700   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:bf:3f:49     8   8  

0b0800   id     N8   Online      FC  F-Port  21:01:00:1b:32:bf:3d:4a     9   9  

0b0900   id     N4   Online      FC  F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:8a:cd:d9    10  10  

0b0a00   id     N4   Online      FC  F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:8a:14:d6    11  11  

0b0b00   id     N8   No_Light    FC     12  12  

0b0c00   id     N8   No_Light    FC     13  13  

0b0d00   id     N8   No_Light    FC     14  14  

0b0e00   id     N8   No_Light    FC     15  15  

0b0f00   id     N8   No_Light    FC     16  16  

0b1000   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   17  17  

0b1100   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   18  18  

0b1200   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   19  19  

0b1300   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   20  20  

0b1400   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   21  21  

0b1500   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   22  22  

0b1600   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled   23  23  

0b1700   id     N8   No_Light    FC  (No POD License) Disabled

 

DO NOT USE SWITCHDISABLE/SWITCHENABLE unless it's a new install or you feel like you can take that fabric down for a moment...

 

So just do this:

portenable 16

portenable 17

portenable 18

etc.