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Disabling or enabling ISL trunking
The trunking feature requires using Web Tools with the EGM license. If you attempt to use this feature without the EGM license, the following error message displays.

When the trunking license is activated, trunks are automatically established on eligible ISLs and trunking capability is enabled by default on all ports. Use the following procedure to disable trunking on a port or to re-enable trunking if it has been disabled. Trunking is not supported on logical ports or GbE ports. 1. 2. 3. 4. Click a port in the Switch View to open the Port Admin window. Click the FC Ports tab. Trunking mode does not apply to GbE ports. From the tree on the left, click the switch name or slot name. From the table, select the port that you want to trunk. You can select multiple ports from the table. You cannot select multiple ports from the tree. Trunking mode does not apply to logical ports. Click the Show Advanced Mode of Ports Admin. If the button is unavailable, the port is already in that state. Click Yes in the confirmation window

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Viewing trunk group information


Use the Trunking tab on the Switch Administration window to view trunk group information

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The following trunking attributes can be displayed from the Port Admin view by selecting Show Advanced Mode: Trunk port state, either master or slave. Trunk master port (does not apply to F_Port trunking). Trunk index (applies only to F_Port trunking).

F_Port trunk groups


F_Port trunking provides extra bandwidth and robust connectivity for hosts and targets connected by switches in Access Gateway mode. There are five general criteria for establishing F_Port trunking: The F_Port trunking feature requires installing the EGM license; otherwise if you attempt to use this feature in Web Tools without the license, the following error message displays.

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NOTE The EGM license is required only for 8 Gbps platforms, such as the Brocade DCX enterprise-class platform, the Encryption Switch, the 300, 5300, and 5100 switches. For non-8 Gbps platforms, all functionalities are available without EGM license. Trunking must be enabled on the ports. The trunking license must be enabled on the switch in Access Gateway mode. The ports should not be configured for long distance connections. The ports should not be port-swapped. When you create an F_Port trunk, you create a logical entity called a trunk index (TI), which represents the physical ports. The TI represents all ports in the trunk. If a master port fails, and a slave port takes over, the TI stays the same. NOTE If F_Port trunking is configured, a firmware downgrade is not allowed.

Creating and maintaining F_Port trunk groups


User this procedure to create an F_Port trunk group, and to add or remove member ports. NOTE The FS8 -18 Encryption blade provides trunk groups with a maximum of eight ports per trunk group. The trunk groups are in the following blade port ranges 0-7, 8-15, which are applicable to front end ports. On the Brocade Encryption Switch, the trunk groups are in the following port ranges 0-7, 8-15, 16-23, 24-31, which are applicable on the front end ports. 1. 2. 3. 4. Select Port Admin. Click Show Advanced Mode. Select any port from the port group in which you want to create the trunk group. Select F_Port Trunking.

The F_Port Trunking dialog box displays.

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Select one or more ports in the Ports for trunking pane. A dialog box displays, asking you to select a trunk index. Select the trunk index from the drop-down box populated with the index for all the ports. A trunk group is created, identified by the trunk index, and containing the port you selected. Select the trunk group you just created. Add Members becomes active. Additional ports can be added by selecting a port from Ports for trunking table and then clicking Add Members. To remove a port from the trunk group, select the port from Trunk Groups table and then click Remove Members. Click OK when you are finished.

FC-FC routing management


You can perform Fibre Channel Routing operations using Web Tools, Web Tools with the EGM license, and Integrated Routing license. You can manage FC-FC Routing through the FC Routing module. The FC Routing module has tabbed panes that display EX_Ports, LSAN fabrics, LSAN zones, LSAN devices, and general FCR information. The FC Routing module provides a dynamic display. Any changes in the FCR configuration on the switch are automatically updated in the FC Routing module within 30 to 90 seconds, depending on
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