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EVA 5000 and Brocade Silkworm 2800

 
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CA1212831
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EVA 5000 and Brocade Silkworm 2800

Hello:
Here we want to connect some servers (mostly Windows 2000 and HP-UX 11.11) to an EVA storage using a Brocade 2800 FC switch.

When I connect the host ports (1 on each controller) of the HSV100 controllers to the switch, I get a blinking yellow triangle in the Brocade Switch.

I have not the FC switch documentation, and I cannot guess what's happening there.

Does anybody had the same problem when configuring this brand of switches?

Thanks in advance

Ignacio

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Uwe Zessin
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Re: EVA 5000 and Brocade Silkworm 2800

A fast blinking amber light on a switch port indicates some failure. I have never seen such a problem before, sorry.

Please log in to the switch (default username/password is "admin"/"password"), capture the output of the following commands and make them available as a .TXT attachment. Do not simply copy&paste into the message box, please.

> switchShow
> version
> portErrShow
> portShow #
where '#' is the number of the port with the error indicator.
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CA1212831
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Re: EVA 5000 and Brocade Silkworm 2800

Uwe:
Unfortunately this switch is not connected to the LAN, it was installed by the year 2000/2001 and wasn't ever "touched" again.

The front panel display is not working, it´s "blind", and we have not the manuals or docs for this hardware.

I spent an hour this morning trying to connect from a laptop to the administrative ethernet port with no success (couldn't gather the mac address).

Well... this is a bit "dark", I'll appreciate very much if someone can point where to find the manuals for that switches.

Thanks a lot!

Ignac
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor
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Re: EVA 5000 and Brocade Silkworm 2800

Oops, understood. The Brocade 2800 was sold as the Compaq SANswitch 16.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&locale=en_US&docIndexId=179911&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=254591

The default IP address is 10.77.77.77 and can be changed from the OPC. It _should_ light up when you press one of the navigation buttons. See the Installation and Hardware Guide. Good luck!
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CA1212831
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Re: EVA 5000 and Brocade Silkworm 2800

Excellent answer!!
Thank you very much, I'll try that docs before other question.
Regards

Ignacio