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Brocade 4/12 c-Class SAN Switch - License Issue

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Brocade 4/12 c-Class SAN Switch - License Issue

Hey everyone,

We've recently purchased two Brocade 4/12 Brocade SAN switches to connect to our infrastructure. Both SAN switches came with Fabric OS 5.3.1a. I figured I was doing the right thing by upgrading to the latest firmware (6.1.0a) on both switches.

After upgrading to 6.0.1a (since you can't go straight to 6.1.0 from 5.3.1) I was still able to see our licensed features (Web, Zoning, Fabric) within the licensing tab.

So I moved on to 6.1.0a thinking we'd be in good shape, not so much. After I upgraded the firmware to 6.1.0a I went to the licensing tab and saw our key, but the licensed features showed up as "Unknown, Unknown, Fabric".

Any idea what gives and how I can resolve it?

Thanks in Advance
- Todd
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Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Brocade 4/12 c-Class SAN Switch - License Issue

From what I've read here (I think you are the 3rd or 4th person asking this question), those two license keys are no longer required/used. It is too bad that the programmer(s) did not simply keep the output or at least print an informal message.
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Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Brocade 4/12 c-Class SAN Switch - License Issue

The first reply is correct. With 6.1x Brocade firmware there is no longer a separate license for Web & Advanced Zoning. Hopefully Brocade will clean this up in a future release so the two licenses don't show up as "Unknown".
Super Advisor [Founder]

Re: Brocade 4/12 c-Class SAN Switch - License Issue

Hello

I have an issue that i have unlicensed ports on the switch. Only 12 ports are usuable, 4/12 i presume.

How do i get the other ports active ?

Thanks
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Brocade 4/12 c-Class SAN Switch - License Issue

Dave,

In the future you should create a new thread since this is not the same issue as posted by Todd.

Did you buy a 4/12 or 4/24? If you can provide the product # (or email me your SN#) I can look this up. If you buy the 4/12, you do only get 12 ports.

A 4/24 with the Brocade LICENSESHOW command will display the following:

"Full Ports on Demand license - additional 12 port upgrade"


terri.harris@hp.com