FC Brocades / IBM Branded Brocades / EMC Branded Brocades ISL Connection
i accept that you are adding new fc switch to fabric, this document do not related with merge something
Be sure no configuration on new switch, if it has then clear it
no configuration defined
no configuration in effect
You do not have to deal with DomainID, default every switch have DomainID 1 and when you join the new switch to new existing fabric need to be restart because need to be election if without reboot you connect two fc switch via ISL link, you will get incompatible …
1: 0-> (incompatible)
Try to reboot new switch you will see that it will join to new fabric like below (to reboot fc switch type “reboot” to go )
Savage_Opress:FID128:admin> islshow 1: 0-> 4 10:00:00:05:33:55:ef:af 2 Chewbacca sp: 8.000G bw: 8.000G
1: 0-> 3 10:00:00:05:1e:d6:5c:19 1 R2D2 sp: 8.000G bw: 8.000G
2: 4-> 0 10:00:00:05:33:ab:b9:95 3 Savage_Opress sp: 8.000G bw: 8.000G
Now this configuration is cascade base installation , Chewbacca connected to R2D2 , Savage connected to Chewbacca , if you want you can connect Savage to R2D2 for ring topology
Also maybe you have a question on your mind, domain name is not important on this configuration.
Posted on 03/07/2012, in Fiber and tagged 3 switch isl connection, Brocade, Brocade 6510, cascade, cascade topology, connect more then 2 fc switch together, DomainID, Fabric, ISL, isl connection between more then two switch, islshow, ring, ring topology. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.