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QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide

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Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 11
FC-SW-2 Standard....................................................................................................................... 11 QLogic SANbox Switch Support ............................................................................................... 11 Contacting QLogic Support .................................................................................................... 12 Contacting Other Storage Vendors ........................................................................................ 12

Statement of Support ............................................................................................. 13 Supported Switches and Firmware Versions....................................................... 15 How to Use this Guide............................................................................................ 19
How the Guide Is Organized ...................................................................................................... 19 CLI Documentation Conventions .............................................................................................. 22

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics .................................................................. 23


Integration Checklist................................................................................................................... 24 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................... 25 Before You Configure ................................................................................................................. 26 Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names .................................................... 26 Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types....................................................................... 27 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ............................................. 27 Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore............................................................... 27 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................. 28 Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches ................................................ 29 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 30 Timeout Values Configuration ................................................................................................ 33 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ................................................. 34 Brocade-Specific Configuration .............................................................................................. 38

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches................................................................................................... 40 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 41 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ................................................. 43 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration .............................................................. 46 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................... 48

Merging QLogic Switches with a Brocade Native Fabric.................................... 49


Integration Checklist................................................................................................................... 50 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................... 51 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ............................................. 52 Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore............................................................... 52 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................. 53 Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches ................................................ 54 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 55 Timeout Values Configuration ................................................................................................ 58 Brocade-Specific Configuration .............................................................................................. 59 Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches................................................................................................... 61 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 62 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration .............................................................. 64 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................... 66

Merging QLogic and Cisco Fabrics....................................................................... 67


Integration Checklist................................................................................................................... 67 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................... 69 Before You Configure ................................................................................................................. 69 Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names .................................................... 69 Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types....................................................................... 69 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ............................................. 69 Cisco Switch Configuration Backup and Restore ................................................................... 70 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................. 70

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Using Cisco Device Manager and Fabric Manager to Configure Cisco Switches ................ 71 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 72 Timeout Values Configuration ................................................................................................ 73 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ................................................. 74 Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches................................................................................................... 75 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 76 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ................................................. 78 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration .............................................................. 81 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................... 83

Merging QLogic and IBM BladeCenter Fabrics.................................................... 85


Integration Checklist................................................................................................................... 85 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................... 86 Before You Configure ................................................................................................................. 87 Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names .................................................... 87 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ............................................. 87 IBM BladeCenter Switch Module Configuration Backup and Restore .................................... 87 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................. 88 Using SAN Utility or SAN Browser to Configure IBM BladeCenter Switch Modules............ 89 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 89 Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification ..................................................................... 91 Timeout Values Configuration ................................................................................................ 93 Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to Configure QLogic Switches........................... 95 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 96 Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification ..................................................................... 98 Timeout Values Configuration .............................................................................................. 100 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................. 102

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Merging QLogic and McDATA Fabrics ............................................................... 103


Integration Checklist................................................................................................................. 103 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................. 105 Before You Configure ............................................................................................................... 105 Domain ID Configuration ...................................................................................................... 105 Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names .................................................. 106 Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types..................................................................... 106 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ........................................... 106 McDATA Switch Configuration Backup and Restore............................................................ 106 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore............................................................... 107 Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Switches ................................................ 107 Domain ID Configuration ...................................................................................................... 108 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ............................................... 112 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration ............................................................ 114 Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches................................................................................................. 117 Domain ID Configuration ...................................................................................................... 118 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ............................................... 120 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration ............................................................ 123 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................. 125

Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches.......... 127
Configuring QLogic SANbox Switches for FC-SW-2 Standard Fabrics............................... 127 Establishing a Connection .................................................................................................... 128 Verifying Zone Set and Zone Names ................................................................................... 128 Verifying Zone Members on All Zones ................................................................................. 129 Ensuring Domain ID, Timeout, and Interoperability Mode Values ........................................ 129 Configuring QLogic SANbox Switches for Brocade Native Fabrics .................................... 131 Establishing a Connection .................................................................................................... 131 Ensuring Domain ID, Timeout, and Interoperability Mode Values ........................................ 132

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Glossary................................................................................................................. 135 Index....................................................................................................................... 139 Revision History.................................................................................................... 143 QLogic Press Review ........................................................................................... 147 QLogic Company Information ............................................................................. 149

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Introduction
The QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide provides the details needed to configure and deploy multi-vendor switched fabrics. Detailed switch configuration data and step-by-step configuration procedures are provided to merge QLogic switches with Brocade, Cisco, IBM BladeCenter, and McDATA switched fabrics that comply with the second revision of the Fibre Channel switch standard (FC-SW-2).

FC-SW-2 Standard
FC-SW-2 is an open standard for switch-to-switch communication, allowing end users to choose best-in-class products with the assurance that these products can be deployed in multi-vendor storage area networks (SANs). Fibre Channel switches complying with this standard communicate connectivity and configuration information, path selection, and routing, as well as management and event services using the same language. FC-SW-2 also provides standardized mechanisms for SAN management. These applications can configure, manage, and monitor multi-vendor Fibre Channel SANs from any particular point in the fabric. QLogic switches, along with switches from Brocade, Cisco, IBM, and McDATA can communicate across three specified FC-SW-2 levels, enabling end-users to deploy products that best suit their needs. Level 1 addresses switch connectivity and configuration by allowing Fibre Channel switches to interoperate at the link level and by enabling switches to be configured as part of physical and logical configurations (such as Zoning). Fabric Zones allow customers to partition their storage network based on application requirements and to create virtual private SANs within a larger SAN. Level 1 addresses switch connectivity and configuration by allowing Fibre Channel switches to interoperate at the link level and by enabling switches to be configured as part of physical and logical configurations (such as Zoning). Fabric Zones allow customers to partition their storage network based on application requirements and to create virtual private SANs within a larger SAN. Level 2 defines path selection and routing, which create interoperability at the operational level. The fabric shortest path first (FSPF) selection process, which is a key element of FC-SW-2, allows paths to be set up between end devices using multi-switch fabrics. This enables customers to design and implement Fibre Channel configurations based on their individual requirements. Level 3 specifies management and event services. These services allow Fibre Channel services to be implemented using a distributed model, increasing availability and scalability throughout the entire fabric. The Name Server and Management Server allow the physical and logical SAN topology to be discovered through upper-level SAN management applications, thereby facilitating resource management and capacity planning. Event services create the means for SAN administrators to be notified in case of configuration changes, allowing them to take appropriate action.

QLogic SANbox Switch Support


This guide is limited to stating vendor switch interoperability with QLogic SANbox switches using the FC-SW-2 open standard and Brocade Native mode for switch-to-switch communication. This guide is not intended to provide interoperability support statements for other Fibre Channel storage vendor products of SAN configurations.

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Introduction QLogic SANbox Switch Support

For interoperability and technical support information for QLogic products, please use the support and interoperability URLs for QLogic or other vendor products listed below.

Contacting QLogic Support


For more information about merging the QLogic SANbox switches with other switched fabrics, please contact QLogic customer service. Resources can be found at the following QLogic websites: QLogic Switches http://www.qlogic.com/products/fc_san_switchs.asp QLogic Embedded Switches http://www.qlogic.com/products/embedded_fc_switch.asp QLogic HBAs http://www.qlogic.com/products/fc_san_hostadapers.asp QLogic Support http://www.qlogic.com/support/

Contacting Other Storage Vendors


Brocade
Brocade SilkWorm Switches Brocade SilkWorm Directors http://www.brocade.com/products/switches.jsp

Cisco
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Multilayer Fabric Switches Cisco MDS 9000 Family Multilayer Directors http://www.cisco.com/go/storagenetworking

IBM
IBM BladeCenter Switch Modules http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/

McDATA
McDATA Intrepid Directors http://www.mcdata.com/products/hardware/director/index.html McDATA Sphereon Fabric Switches http://www.mcdata.com/products/hardware/switch/index.html

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Statement of Support
The QLogic SAN Pro Service and Support Program allows customers to choose from a variety of service plans designed to meet specific business requirements. SAN Pro covers a diverse range of services, including remote technical assistance, on-site support and advanced hardware replacement. Best of all, no matter which plan is selected, customer satisfaction is guaranteed by QLogic and its network of authorized service partners. QLogic switch products allow a wide range of organizations to exploit the power of a SAN. Whether it's a fast growing small firm implementing a network with 10 20 devices or a Fortune 100 Corporation creating a large infrastructure with thousands of devices, QLogic SANtrack Service and Support Program effectively addresses either set of business requirements. The SAN Pro Service and Support Program offers a diverse range of services including SAN Pro Prime, SAN Pro Select, and SAN Pro Exchange. Customers may choose among the services that best meet the demands of their business. Most importantly, customers are assured complete satisfaction since QLogic and its qualified partners fully guarantee all products and services. For additional information on support, please visit QLogic at: http://support.qlogic.com/support/warranty_expertlink.asp. For warranty information, please visit QLogic at http://support.qlogic.com/support/warranty.asp.

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Supported Switches and Firmware Versions


The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. The QLogic switches are the SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x (SANbox 5200 and SANbox 5202), SANbox 560x (SANbox 5600 and SANbox 5602), and SANbox 9000 series. QLogic Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Switch Model
SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x SANbox 9000

Firmware Version
5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 6.2.1.0.00

The QLogic switches have been tested interoperable with the following switches from Brocade, Cisco, IBM, and McDATA that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. See the referenced page for detailed instructions on merging QLogic fabrics and these fabrics. Brocade, Cisco, IBM, and McDATA Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
Brocade (see page 23) SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3850 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 SilkWorm 12000 SilkWorm 24000 SilkWorm 48000 Cisco (see page 67) MDS 9020 MDS 9120 MDS 9140 MDS 9216 MDS 9216a MDS 9216i MDS 9506 MDS 9509 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

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Brocade, Cisco, IBM, and McDATA Supported Switch and Firmware Versions (Continued)
Manufacturer
IBM (see page 85)

Switch Model
QLogic 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter QLogic 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter QLogic 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter

Firmware Version
5.5.1.10 5.5.1.10 5.5.1.10 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OSn 6.3

McDATA (see page 103)

Sphereon 3232 Sphereon 4300 Sphereon 4400 Sphereon 4700 Intrepid 6064 Director Intrepid 6140 Director Intrepid 10000 Director

QLogic SANbox 9000 Switches


Brocade (see page 23) SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 Cisco (see page 67) MDS 9216 MDS 9216i MDS 9509 McDATA (see page 103) Sphereon 4300 Sphereon 4400 Sphereon 4500 Sphereon 4700 Intrepid 6140 Director 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 4.4.0e, 5.1.0b 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 2.1.2b, 2,1.2d 2.1.2b, 2,1.2d 2.1.2b, 2,1.2d E/OS 9.00.00 build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 build 76

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Supported Switches and Firmware Versions

For Brocade switches only, you can also disable FC-SW-2 compliance and merge a QLogic switch into an existing Brocade Native fabric. See Merging QLogic Switches with a Brocade Native Fabric on page 49 for detailed instructions on merging QLogic and Brocade Native fabrics. QLogic Supported Switch and Firmware Versions for a Brocade Native Fabric
Switch Model
SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x SANbox 9000

Firmware Version
5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 6.2.1.0.00

QLogic and Brocade Native Mode Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
Brocade (see page 49) SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3850 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 SilkWorm 12000 SilkWorm 24000 SilkWorm 48000 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1

QLogic SANbox 9000 Switches


Brocade (see page 49) SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 4.4.0e, 5.1.0b 5.0.1b, 5.1.0

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How to Use this Guide


The QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide provides detailed switch configuration data and step-by-step configuration procedures for merging QLogic Fibre Channel switched fabrics with Brocade, Cisco, IBM BladeCenter, and McDATA switched fabrics. NOTE: Updated versions of this guide can be downloaded from the following QLogic website: http://www.qlogic.com/interopguide. This section discusses:
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How the Guide Is Organized (page 19) CLI Documentation Conventions (page 22)

How the Guide Is Organized


All chapters within the QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide are organized the same way. For a visual representation, see page 21.
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Supported Switches and Firmware Versions. The supported switches and firmware versions for which this information applies. Integration Checklist. Lists the steps that must be completed to successfully merge the fabrics. Configuration Considerations. Details the configuration considerations, including features not supported by the vendor switches and QLogic switches. Before You Configure. Provides Domain ID configuration and zone verification considerations. Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings. The procedures for backing up and restoring the current switch configuration data. Configuration Procedures. For the vendor switch and the QLogic switch, this guide provides graphical user interface (GUI) for the following, as appropriate. CLI information is provided when the GUI does not perform the function.
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Domain ID Configuration Timeout Values Configuration Zone Verification Operating Mode Configuration Vendor-Specific Configuration

Successful Integration Checklist. Lists the steps to be taken after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.

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How to Use this Guide How the Guide Is Organized

In addition, refer to the following:


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Supported Switches and Firmware Versions (page 15) for a summary of the supported switch and firmware versions for QLogic, Brocade, Cisco, IBM, and McDATA. Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches (page 127) for configuration procedures when the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI is not available Glossary (page 135) for terms used in this guide Index (page 139) for quick reference to key topics Revision History (page 143) for a summary of the changes made since the previous QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide. QLogic Press Review (page 147) to provide contact information and feedback QLogic Company Information (page 149) for general and contact information

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How to Use this Guide How the Guide Is Organized

Visual Representation of How the Chapters Are Organized


Supported Switches and Firmware Versions Integration Checklist Configuration Considerations Before You Configure

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Configuration Considerations

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics


Brocade

Configuration Considerations
The configuration considerations: When merging Brocade and QLogic fabrics, be sure to enable Interoperability mode on all Brocade switches in the fabric. Brocade switches that are not in Interoperability mode are unable to communicate with QLogic FC-SW-2 fabrics and Brocade fabrics in proprietary mode. Existing Brocade switches retain the following features that are available once the QLogic switch is merged into a heterogeneous fabric. The features will function on Brocade switches that are in Interoperability mode: Trunking. Operates on all Brocade switches configured with this feature. Additionally, traffic submitted to and from a QLogic-attached device (initiator/target) can pass through Brocade Trunked ISL ports. Aliasing. Operates on all Brocade switches configured with this feature. Can only be managed by the originating switch vendors management utility or CLI. Aliased names do not propagate between vendors. management utilities, but when an Alias is created and entered into a zone, the WWPNs that were in the Alias propagate correctly. Brocade proprietary features that may not function in multi-vendor fabrics include: Brocade QuickLoop Brocade Fabric Assist Brocade Remote Switch Brocade Extended Fabric Brocade Advanced Performance Monitor Brocade Secure Fabric OS Brocade Fabric Services Management Server Platform Support Virtual Channels Broadcast Zones When merging Brocade and QLogic fabrics, a maximum of 31 switches can be configured.

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Before You Configure

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from Brocade that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer
QLogic

When forming an ISL between these larger port Brocade switches and another vendor in the Interoperability mode, Brocade switches no longer have default zones. Therefore, the attached switches, without extended addressing, cannot adequately address the higher Brocade switch ports without Name Server propagation. To enable upper port connectivity, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. Establish the ISL between switches with a port lower than 16. Apply any required zones in ports lower than 16. After applying zones in the lower numbered ports, the devices in port greater than 16 should be visible for zoning or establishing an ISL.

Switch Model
SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x

Firmware Version
5.0.0.31 and above 4.2.0.20 and above 5.0.0.31 and above 5.0.0.31 and above 5.0.1 and above 3.2.1 and above 5.0.1 and above 3.2.1 and above 5.0.1 and above 5.0.1 and above 5.0.1 and above 5.0.1 and above 5.0.1 and above 5.0.1 and above

Brocade

SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3850 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 SilkWorm 12000 SilkWorm 24000 SilkWorm 48000

When zones are merged upon connecting a QLogic switch to any Brocade fabric operating in Interoperability mode or when zones are modified using the QLogic SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI after the connection is made, Brocades Web Tools do not display the zones. To verify that a successful zone merge has occurred, use the Brocade CLI zoneshow command. It is recommended that you use Brocades Web Tools or the Brocade CLI to create and manage zones with an active Zone Set that contains 450 or more zone members. If you are using the QLogic SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or QLogic CLI, note the following: If there is an active Zone Set on the QLogic switch that contains 450 or more zone members, the Brocade switches and QLogic switches will not connect. If the Brocade and QLogic fabrics are connected and you create a Zone Set on the QLogic switch that contains 450 or more zone members, the Zone Set will not activate when connected to the Brocade switch. NOTE: When making zone changes in a multi-vendor environment, use the QLogic SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI for all zone changes.

ATTENTION:

When updating Brocade firmware, the switch may default to Brocade proprietary mode. Therefore, after a firmware update, verify that the switch is still set to Interoperability mode (see Enabling Interoperability Mode on page 35).

Integration Checklist
The following steps must be completed to successfully merge Brocade and QLogic fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. ATTENTION: Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (procedures provided). Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours. Review the following:

Before You Configure


Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names
The Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique and conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Must be 1 64 characters in length. All characters are ASCII. First character is [a z] or [A Z]. All other characters must be [a z], [A Z], [0 9], or the _ character. Other characters ($ ^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

Configuration Considerations on page 21 Before You Configure on page 22

NOTE: If Zone and Zone Set names do not meet the above requirements, refer to the documentation that comes with the switch.

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Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings

Configuring Vendor Switches Using Vendor GUI

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings

Configuring QLogic Switches Using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI

Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types


All zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply with Fibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in the fabric. NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.
Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches

Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the QLogic switch settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings


Back up the current switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge Brocade and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This section discusses: Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 23) QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 24)

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to Configure QLogic Switches

Using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to Configure QLogic Switches


Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure QLogic SANbox switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics involves: Domain ID Configuration (page 37) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 39) Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration (page 42) NOTE: To configure the QLogic SANbox switch using the QLogic CLI interface, please refer to Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches on page 123. NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate windows varies depending on the QLogic switch model being configured. The examples below use the QLogic SANbox 5000 series faceplate.

Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches


Using Brocades Web Tools to configure Brocade switches to configure Brocade SilkWorm switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics involves: Domain ID Configuration (page 26) Timeout Values and BB Credits Configuration (page 29) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 30) Brocade-Specific Configuration (page 34) NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the Brocade Switch Explorer windows varies depending on the Brocade switch model being configured.

Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


Backup Procedure
Do the following to create a software copy backup of the switch configuration. NOTE: This procedure requires access to an FTP server for Fabric OS 4.x, and an FTP or RSHD server for Fabric OS 3.x. 1. 2. 3. 4. Verify that the FTP (or RSHD, as appropriate) service is running on the host workstation. Log into the switch as the admin user. Enter the configupload command. Provide the information requested at the prompts.

For example:
switch:admin> configupload Server Name or IP Address [host]: 192.168.15.42 User Name [none]: user21 File Name [config.txt]: config-switch.txt Password: xxxxxx upload complete switch:admin>

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Successful Integration Checklist

Successful Integration Checklist


Perform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, Brocade and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

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Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.
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How to Use this Guide CLI Documentation Conventions

CLI Documentation Conventions


The following is a sample CLI. Note the following:
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Items in brackets (such as [Online]) indicate the default value. Items in bold (such as config save and 97) indicate the value or one of the values that can be entered. Login. As each line displays, type the value or accept the default value. Then press the ENTER key.

Linux 2.4.18_mvl30-amazon (switch) (09:40 on Sunday, 19 February 2006) switch login: admin Password: xxxxxxxx

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AdminState BroadcastEnabled InbandEnabled FdmiEnabled FdmiEntries DefaultDomainID DomainIDLock SymbolicName R_A_TOV E_D_TOV PrincipalPriority ConfigDescription InteropMode

(1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) (True / False) (True / False) (True / False) (decimal value, 0-1000) (decimal value, 1-239) (True / False) (string, max=32 chars) (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) (decimal value, 10-20000 msec) (decimal value, 1-255) (string, max=64 chars) (0=Standard, 1=Interop_1)

[Online ] [True ] [True ] [True ] [1000 ] [1 ]97 [False ]true [QLGC42 ] [10000 ]10000 [2000 ]2000 [254 ] [Default Config] [Standard ]0

QLGC42 (admin-config) #> config save config save

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Brocade

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from Brocade that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
QLogic SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x Brocade SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3850 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 SilkWorm 12000 SilkWorm 24000 SilkWorm 48000 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1

QLogic SANbox 9000 Switches


QLogic Brocade SANbox 9000 SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 6.2.1.0.00 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 4.4.0e, 5.1.0b 5.0.1b, 5.1.0

ATTENTION:

When updating Brocade firmware, the switch may default to Brocade proprietary mode. Therefore, after a firmware update, verify that the switch is still set to Interoperability mode (see Enabling Interoperability Mode on page 39).

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Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Integration Checklist

Integration Checklist
The following steps must be completed to successfully merge Brocade and QLogic fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. ATTENTION:
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Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (procedures provided). Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

Review the following:

Configuration Considerations on page 25 Before You Configure on page 26


When using Brocades Web Tools to configure Brocade switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 27). switches on page 23).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 30). Configuration on page 33).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values (see Timeout Values Ensure that all Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards and all
zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification on page 34). Brocade-Specific Configuration on page 38).

Ensure that the Platform Management feature is disabled and Interoperability mode is enabled (see
When using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 27). switches on page 23).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 41).

Ensure that all Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards and all
zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification on page 43). to Standard (see Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration on page 46).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values and Interoperability mode is set

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Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Configuration Considerations

When you have configured the Brocade and QLogic switches:

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see Successful Integration Checklist on
page 48).

Configuration Considerations
The configuration considerations:
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When merging Brocade and QLogic fabrics, be sure to enable Interoperability mode on all Brocade switches in the fabric. Brocade switches that are not in Interoperability mode are unable to communicate with QLogic FC-SW-2 fabrics and Brocade fabrics in proprietary mode. Existing Brocade switches retain the following features that are available once the QLogic switch is merged into a heterogeneous fabric. The features will function on Brocade switches that are in Interoperability mode:
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Trunking. Operates on all Brocade switches configured with this feature. Additionally, traffic submitted to and from a QLogic-attached device (initiator/target) can pass through Brocade Trunked ISL ports. Aliasing. Operates on all Brocade switches configured with this feature. Can only be managed by the originating switch vendors management utility or CLI. Aliased names do not propagate between vendors. management utilities, but when an Alias is created and entered into a zone, the WWPNs that were in the Alias propagate correctly.

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Brocade proprietary features that may not function in multi-vendor fabrics include:
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Brocade QuickLoop Brocade Fabric Assist Brocade Remote Switch Brocade Extended Fabric Brocade Advanced Performance Monitor Brocade Secure Fabric OS Brocade Fabric Services
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Management Server Platform Support Virtual Channels Broadcast Zones

When merging Brocade and QLogic fabrics, a maximum of 31 switches can be configured.

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Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Before You Configure

When forming an ISL between these larger port Brocade switches and another vendor in the Interoperability mode, Brocade switches no longer have default zones. Therefore, the attached switches, without extended addressing, cannot adequately address the higher Brocade switch ports without Name Server propagation. To enable upper port connectivity, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. Establish the ISL between switches with a port lower than 16. Apply any required zones in ports lower than 16. After applying zones in the lower numbered ports, the devices in port greater than 16 should be visible for zoning or establishing an ISL.

When zones are merged upon connecting a QLogic switch to any Brocade fabric operating in Interoperability mode or when zones are modified using the QLogic SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI after the connection is made, Brocades Web Tools do not display the zones. To verify that a successful zone merge has occurred, use the Brocade CLI zoneshow command. It is recommended that you use Brocades Web Tools or the Brocade CLI to create and manage zones with an active Zone Set that contains 450 or more zone members. If you are using the QLogic SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI, Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI, or QLogic CLI, note the following:
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If there is an active Zone Set on the QLogic switch that contains 450 or more zone members, the Brocade switches and QLogic switches will not connect. If the Brocade and QLogic fabrics are connected and you create a Zone Set on the QLogic switch that contains 450 or more zone members, the Zone Set will not activate when connected to the Brocade switch.

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NOTE: When making zone changes in a multi-vendor environment, use the QLogic SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI for all zone changes.

Before You Configure


Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names
The Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique and conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Must be 1 64 characters in length. All characters are ASCII. First character is [a z] or [A Z]. All other characters must be [a z], [A Z], [0 9], or the _ character. Other characters ($ ^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

NOTE: If Zone and Zone Set names do not meet the above requirements, refer to the documentation that comes with the switch.

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Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types


All zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply with Fibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in the fabric. NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.

Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings


Back up the current switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge Brocade and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This section discusses:
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Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 27) QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 28)

Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


Backup Procedure
Do the following to create a software copy backup of the switch configuration. NOTE: This procedure requires access to an FTP server for Fabric OS 4.x, and an FTP or RSHD server for Fabric OS 3.x. 1. 2. 3. 4. Verify that the FTP (or RSHD, as appropriate) service is running on the host workstation. Log into the switch as the admin user. Enter the configupload command. Provide the information requested at the prompts.

For example:
switch:admin> configupload Server Name or IP Address [host]: 192.168.15.42 User Name [none]: user21 File Name [config.txt]: config-switch.txt Password: xxxxxx upload complete switch:admin>

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Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings

Restore Procedure
If you need to restore the Brocade configuration settings that you backed up, do the following: ATTENTION: This procedure requires a reboot of the switch.

NOTE: This procedure requires access to an FTP server for Fabric OS 4.x, and an FTP or RSHD server for Fabric OS 3.x. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Verify that the FTP (or RSHD, as appropriate) service is running on the host workstation. Log into the switch as the admin user. Shut down the switch by entering the switchdisable command. Enter the configdownload command. Provide the information requested at the prompts. Reboot the switch by entering the reboot command:

For example:
switch:admin> configdownload Server Name or IP Address [host]: 192.168.15.42 User Name [None]: user21 File Name [config.txt]: config-file.txt Password: xxxxxx download complete switch:admin> switch:admin> reboot

QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


This QLogic switch configuration backup and restore process uses the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite function. Note the following:
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The archive file can be used for restoring the configuration on the same switch or a replacement switch, and as a template for configuring new switches to add to a fabric. The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored. For example, you cannot restore a SANbox2-64 with a SANbox 5200 archive.

Backup Procedure
Do the following to create an .XML archive file containing the QLogic switch configuration settings. 1. 2. 3. Open the Switch menu and select Archive. In the Save window, enter a file name. Click the Save button.

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Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the QLogic switch settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches


Using Brocades Web Tools to configure Brocade switches to configure Brocade SilkWorm switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 30) Timeout Values Configuration (page 33) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 34) Brocade-Specific Configuration (page 38)

NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the Brocade Switch Explorer windows varies depending on the Brocade switch model being configured.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range. 1. 2. Start Brocades Web Tools. The Switch Explorer window displays. From the Switch Explorer window, click the Admin button.

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3.

From the Switch Admin dialog: a. Select the Switch tab. b. Select the Switch Status: Disable radio button. c. Click Apply.

4.

The Switch: Confirm Action box warns that disabling the switch may reconfigure the fabric. Click Yes to continue.

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From the Switch Admin dialog, select the Switch tab: a. In the Domain ID field, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Click Apply.

6.

The Switch: Confirm Action box warns that changing the Domain ID can affect port-level zoning. Click Yes to continue.

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Timeout Values Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values: ATTENTION: 7. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Switch Admin dialog, select the Configure tab, then do the following: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Click Apply.

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Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification


Do the following to verify:
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Active Zone Set and Zone names Zone members are specified by a world wide port name (WWPN)

8.

From the Switch Explorer window, click the Zone Administration button at the bottom of the window.

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9.

From the Zone Admin dialog View menu, select WWN Zoning.

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From the Zone Admin dialog, select the Config tab. Compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 26.

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From the Zone Administration dialog, select the Zone tab. Confirm that all zone members are listed as WWN (see Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types on page 27).

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Brocade-Specific Configuration
For the Brocade SilkWorm series switches, the following parameters must be modified:
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Disabling Platform Management (page 38) Enabling Interoperability Mode (page 39)

NOTE: These functions cannot be done using Brocades Web Tools; use the Brocade CLI.

Disabling Platform Management


Do the following to disable Platform Management: 12. Enter the following command to verify that Platform Management is disabled:
Fabric OS (brcd37) brcd37 login: admin Password: xxxxxxxx brcd37:admin> msPlatShow *MS Platform Management Service is NOT enabled. brcd37:admin>

13.

If Platform Management is enabled, enter the following command to disable Platform Management:
brcd37:admin> msPlMgmtDeactivate MS Platform Service is currently enabled. This will erase MS Platform Service configuration information as well as database in the entire fabric. Would you like to continue this operation? (yes, y, no, n): [no] y Request to deactivate MS Platform Service in progress...... *Completed deactivating MS Platform Service in the fabric! brcd37:admin>

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Enabling Interoperability Mode


The Brocade switch must be in Interoperability mode to be FC-SW2 compliant. Note the following:
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InteropMode = 0 (disabled, which is Brocade proprietary mode) InteropMode = 1 (enabled, which is FC-SW-2 compliant mode)

Verify that InteropMode is enabled (set to 1): ATTENTION: 14. This procedure requires a reboot of the switch.

Enter the following command to verify that the current operating status is InteropMode:
brcd37:admin> interopmode InteropMode: Off Usage: InteropMode 0|1 0: to turn it off 1: to turn it on brcd37:admin>

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If InteropMode is already enabled, proceed to step 17. If InteropMode is disabled, enter the following commands to disable InteropMode:
brcd37:admin> switchdisable brcd37:admin> interopmode 1 The switch effective configuration will be lost when the operating mode is changed; do you want to continue? (yes, y, no, n): [no] y Interopmode is enabled Note: It is recommended that you reboot this switch for the new change to take effect.

16. 17.

Enter the following command to reboot the switch for the new change to take effect:
brcd37:admin> fastboot

Ensure the switch is enabled:


brcd37:admin> switchenable

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches
Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics. Which QLogic GUI to use depends upon on the SANbox switch that you are configuring.
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Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x

Use the Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox 9000

Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic SANbox switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 41) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 43) Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration (page 46)

NOTE: To configure the QLogic SANbox switch using the QLogic CLI interface, please refer to Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches on page 127. NOTE: The procedures when using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI are essentially the same.
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The examples below use the dialogs and procedures for the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI. Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI dialogs and procedures display only when the procedures differ. The switch hardware depicted in the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate windows and Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 Faceplate windows vary depending on the QLogic switch model being configured. The examples below use the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate for the SANbox 5000 series.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range. 1. 2. Start the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite application. The Faceplate window displays. From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

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The Switch Properties dialog procedures differ based on the QLogic GUI. From the SANsurfer Switch Manager, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock: Enable radio button to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

From the Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

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Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification


Do the following to verify:
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Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards Zone members are specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) From the Faceplate window Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.

4.

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5.

From the Edit Zoning dialog, compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 26.

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From the Edit Zoning dialog, confirm that all zone members are listed as WWN (see Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types on page 27).

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Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values and the operating mode: ATTENTION: 7. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties. NOTE: The Advanced Switch Properties menu selection is available only from the entry switch.

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8.

From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Select the InteropMode: Standard radio button (FC-SW-2 compliant mode). d. Click OK.

9.

Click OK to the Continue with Changes Confirmation message. This temporarily sets the switch offline as the changes are made.

10. 11.

Click OK to the Updating Switch Properties message when the switch is finished making the changes. The Faceplate window redisplays. Repeat step 7 to redisplay the Advanced Switch Properties dialog. Verify your changes (see step 8).

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Successful Integration Checklist


Perform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, Brocade and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

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Merging QLogic Switches with a Brocade Native Fabric


Brocade Native

The following QLogic and Brocade switches have tested interoperable within a Brocade Native fabric. QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
QLogic SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x Brocade SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3850 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 SilkWorm 12000 SilkWorm 24000 SilkWorm 48000 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 3.2.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1 5.0.1

QLogic SANbox 9000 Switches


QLogic Brocade SANbox 9000 SilkWorm 200E SilkWorm 3200 SilkWorm 3250 SilkWorm 3800 SilkWorm 3900 SilkWorm 4100 6.2.1.0.00 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 5.0.1b, 5.1.0 3.2.0 4.4.0e, 5.1.0b 5.0.1b, 5.1.0

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Integration Checklist
The following steps must be completed to successfully merge a QLogic switch set to non-FC-SW-2 compliant mode into the proprietary Brocade Native fabric. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. ATTENTION:
!

Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (procedures provided). Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

Review the following:

Configuration Considerations on page 51


When using Brocades Web Tools to configure Brocade switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 52). switches on page 49).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 55). Configuration on page 58).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values (see Timeout Values Ensure that both the Platform Management feature and Interoperability mode are disabled (see
Brocade-Specific Configuration on page 59). When using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 52). switches on page 49).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 62).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values, Interoperability mode is set to
Interop_1, and Legacy Address Format is disabled (see Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration on page 64).

When you have configured the Brocade and QLogic switches:

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see Successful Integration Checklist on
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Configuration Considerations
The configuration considerations:
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The following Brocade features continue to function when a QLogic switch is merged into a heterogeneous fabric.
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Trunking. Functions as described by Brocade between Brocade switches. Trunking cannot be established from Brocade to QLogic. Aliasing. Operates on either vendors switch and can be configured or modified using either vendors management application. For example, an alias can be configured using Brocades Web Tools and modified using QLogics SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Fabric Watch. Functions as described by Brocade between Brocade switches. Advanced Performance Monitor. Functions as described by Brocade. Additionally, when monitoring a SID/DID (Source ID/Destination ID), the SID or DID can be located on the QLogic switch. One limitation to this feature is that the Brocade switch does not display QLogic ports greater than 16. Zoning. Functions as described by Brocade with the exception that Brocade switches do not display QLogic switch ports greater than 16. Zoning devices located on QLogic ports greater than 16 need to be added to the zone by their WWN. It is strongly recommended that QuickLoop zones are not implemented while a QLogic switch is in the fabric. Zone configuration is not required for Brocade Native fabric operation since you can accept the default settings and have complete control over the Brocade switch in the Brocade Native environment. Remote Switch. Continues to function as described by Brocade. Secure Fabric OS. Continues to function as described by Brocade. Fabric Manager. Continues to function as described by Brocade.

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When connecting a QLogic switch to a Brocade Native fabric, the QLogic switch port type must be set to G_port.

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Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings


Back up the current switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge Brocade Native and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This section discusses:
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Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 52) QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 53)

Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


Backup Procedure
Do the following to create a software copy backup of the switch configuration. NOTE: This procedure requires access to an FTP server for Fabric OS 4.x, and an FTP or RSHD server for Fabric OS 3.x. 1. 2. 3. 4. Verify that the FTP (or RSHD, as appropriate) service is running on the host workstation. Log into the switch as the admin user. Enter the configupload command. Provide the information requested at the prompts.

For example:
switch:admin> configupload Server Name or IP Address [host]: 192.168.15.42 User Name [none]: user21 File Name [config.txt]: config-switch.txt Password: xxxxxx upload complete switch:admin>

Restore Procedure
If you need to restore the Brocade configuration settings that you backed up, do the following: ATTENTION: This procedure requires a reboot of the switch.

NOTE: This procedure requires access to an FTP server for Fabric OS 4.x, and an FTP or RSHD server for Fabric OS 3.x. 1. 2. 3. Verify that the FTP (or RSHD, as appropriate) service is running on the host workstation. Log into the switch as the admin user. Shut down the switch by entering the switchdisable command.

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4. 5. 6.

Enter the configdownload command. Provide the information requested at the prompts. Reboot the switch by entering the reboot command:

For example:
switch:admin> configdownload Server Name or IP Address [host]: 192.168.15.42 User Name [None]: user21 File Name [config.txt]: config-file.txt Password: xxxxxx download complete switch:admin> switch:admin> reboot

QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


This QLogic switch configuration backup and restore process uses the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite function. Note the following:
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The archive file can be used for restoring the configuration on the same switch or a replacement switch, and as a template for configuring new switches to add to a fabric. The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored. For example, you cannot restore a SANbox2-64 with a SANbox 5200 archive.

Backup Procedure
Do the following to create an .XML archive file containing the QLogic switch configuration settings. 1. 2. 3. Open the Switch menu and select Archive. In the Save window, enter a file name. Click the Save button.

Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the QLogic switch settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

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Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches


Using Brocades Web Tools to configure Brocade SilkWorm switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade Native fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 55) Timeout Values Configuration (page 58) Brocade-Specific Configuration (page 59)

NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the Brocade Switch Explorer windows varies depending on the Brocade switch model being configured.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. 1. 2. Start Brocades Web Tools. The Switch Explorer window displays. From the Switch Explorer window, click the Admin button.

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3.

From the Switch Admin dialog, select the Switch tab: a. Select the Switch Status: Disable radio button. b. Click Apply.

4.

The Switch: Confirm Action box warns that disabling the switch may reconfigure the fabric. Click Yes to continue.

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5.

From the Switch Admin dialog, select the Switch tab: a. In the Domain ID field, type a unique Domain ID in the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range for the switch. b. Click Apply.

6.

The Switch: Confirm Action box warns that changing the Domain ID can affect port level zoning. Click Yes to continue.

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Timeout Values Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values: ATTENTION: 7. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Switch Admin dialog, select the Configure tab, then do the following: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Click Apply.

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Brocade-Specific Configuration
For the Brocade SilkWorm series switches, the following parameters must be modified:
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Disabling Platform Management (page 59) Disabling InteropMode (page 60)

NOTE: These functions cannot be done using Brocades Web Tools; use the Brocade CLI.

Disabling Platform Management


Do the following to disable Platform Management: 8. Enter the following command to verify that Platform Management is disabled:
Fabric OS (brcd37) brcd37 login: admin Password: xxxxxxxx brcd37:admin> msPlatShow *MS Platform Management Service is NOT enabled. brcd37:admin>

9.

If Platform Management is enabled, enter the following command to disable Platform Management:
brcd37:admin> msPlMgmtDeactivate MS Platform Service is currently enabled. This will erase MS Platform Service configuration information as well as database in the entire fabric. Would you like to continue this operation? (yes, y, no, n): [no] y Request to deactivate MS Platform Service in progress...... *Completed deactivating MS Platform Service in the fabric! brcd37:admin>

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Disabling InteropMode
The Brocade switch must be in Interoperability mode to be FC-SW-2 compliant. Note the following:
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InteropMode = 0 (disabled, which is Brocade proprietary mode) InteropMode = 1 (enabled, which is FC-SW-2 compliant mode)

Verify that InteropMode is disabled (set to 0): ATTENTION: 10. This procedure requires a reboot of the switch.

Enter the following command to verify that the current operating status is InteropMode:
brcd37:admin> interopmode InteropMode: Off Usage: InteropMode 0|1 0: to turn it off 1: to turn it on brcd37:admin>

11.

If InteropMode is already disabled, proceed to step 13. If Interopmode is enabled, enter the following commands to disable Interopmode:
brcd37:admin> switchdisable brcd37:admin> interopmode 0 The switch effective configuration will be lost when the operating mode is changed; do you want to continue? (yes, y, no, n): [no] y Interopmode is disabled Note: It is recommended that you reboot this switch for the new change to take effect.

12.

Enter the following command to reboot the switch for the new change to take effect:
brcd37:admin> fastboot

13.

Ensure the switch is enabled:


brcd37:admin> switchenable

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches
Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics. Which QLogic GUI to use depends upon on the SANbox switch that you are configuring.
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Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x

Use the Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox 9000

Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic SANbox switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 62) Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration (page 64)

NOTE: To configure the QLogic SANbox switch using the QLogic CLI interface, please refer to Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches on page 127. NOTE: The procedures when using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI are essentially the same.
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The examples below use the dialogs and procedures for the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI. Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI dialogs and procedures display only when the procedures differ. The switch hardware depicted in the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate windows and Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 Faceplate windows vary depending on the QLogic switch model being configured. The examples below use the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate for the SANbox 5000 series.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. 1. 2. Start the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite application. The Faceplate window displays. From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

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3.

The Switch Properties dialog procedures differ based on the QLogic GUI. From the SANsurfer Switch Manager, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock: Enable radio button to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

From the Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

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Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values and the operating mode: ATTENTION: 4. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties. NOTE: The Advanced Switch Properties menu selection is available only from the entry switch.

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5.

From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Select the InteropMode: Interop_1 radio button (Brocade proprietary mode). d. Select the Legacy Address Format: Disable radio button (disables Platform Management). e. Click OK.

6.

Click OK to the Continue with Changes Confirmation message. This temporarily sets the switch offline as the changes are made.

7. 8.

Click OK to the Updating Switch Properties message when the switch is finished making the changes. The Faceplate window redisplays. Repeat step 4 to redisplay the Advanced Switch Properties dialog. Verify your changes (see step 5).

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Successful Integration Checklist


Perform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, Brocade and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

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Cisco

The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from Cisco that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic and Cisco Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
QLogic SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x Cisco MDS 9020 MDS 9120 MDS 9140 MDS 9216 MDS 9216a MDS 9216i MDS 9506 MDS 9509 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

QLogic SANbox 9000 Switches


QLogic Cisco SANbox 9000 MDS 9216 MDS 9216i MDS 9509 6.2.1.0.00 2.1.2b, 2,1.2d 2.1.2b, 2,1.2d 2.1.2b, 2,1.2d

Integration Checklist
The following steps must be completed to successfully merge Cisco and QLogic fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. ATTENTION:
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Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (procedures provided). Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

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Review the following:

Configuration Considerations on page 69 Before You Configure on page 69


When using Cisco Device Manager and Fabric Manager to configure Cisco switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 69). switches on page 67).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 72). Configuration on page 73).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values (see Timeout Values Verify that all Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards and all
zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification on page 74).

When using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 69). switches on page 67).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 76).

Verify that all Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards and that
all zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification on page 78). to Standard (see Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration on page 81).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values and Interoperability mode is set
When you have configured the Cisco and QLogic switches:

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see Successful Integration Checklist on
page 83).

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Configuration Considerations
No limitations exist when merging Cisco and QLogic fabrics; all features are fully supported and comply with industry standards.

Before You Configure


Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names
The Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique and conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Must be 1 64 characters in length. All characters are ASCII. First character is [a z] or [A Z]. All other characters must be [a z], [A Z], [0 9], or the _ character. Other characters ($ ^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

NOTE: If Zone and Zone Set names do not meet the above requirements, refer to the documentation that comes with the switch.

Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types


All zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply with Fibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in the fabric. NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.

Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings


Back up the current switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge Cisco and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This section discusses:
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Cisco Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 70) QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 70)

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Cisco Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


Backup Procedure
Do the following to save the Cisco configuration settings: 1. 2. 3. Start Cisco Device Manager. The Device Manager dialog displays. From the Device Manager dialog Admin menu, select Save Configuration. A dialog prompts whether you want to copy the running configuration to the startup configuration. Click Yes to save the configuration.

Restore Procedure
If you need to restore the Cisco configuration settings that you backed up, do the following: 1. 2. 3. Start Cisco Device Manager. The Device Manager dialog displays. From the Device Manager dialog Admin menu, select Copy Configuration. The Copy Configuration dialog displays. Specify the following:
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Server address from which you want to copy the file File name of the file you want to copy Protocol you want to use User name and password for the switch from which you want to copy the file (if required)

4.

Do one of the following:


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To copy the configuration, click Apply. To close the Copy Configuration dialog without downloading, click Cancel.

QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


This QLogic switch configuration backup and restore process uses the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite function. Note the following:
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The archive file can be used for restoring the configuration on the same switch or a replacement switch, and as a template for configuring new switches to add to a fabric. The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored. For example, you cannot restore a SANbox2-64 with a SANbox 5200 archive.

Backup Procedure
Do the following to create an .XML archive file containing the QLogic switch configuration settings. 1. 2. 3. Open the Switch menu and select Archive. In the Save window, enter a file name. Click the Save button.

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Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the QLogic switch settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

Using Cisco Device Manager and Fabric Manager to Configure Cisco Switches
Using Cisco Device Manager and Fabric Manager to configure Cisco MDS series switches to successfully merge QLogic and Cisco fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 72) Timeout Values Configuration (page 73) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 74)

NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the Cisco Device Manager windows depends on the Cisco switch model being configured.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. 1. 2. Start Cisco Device Manager. Log in using your login ID and password. The Device Manager window displays. From the Device Manager window FC menu, select Domain Manager:

3.

From the Domain Manager dialog, select the Configuration tab. For the VSAN to which you will connect the E_port: a. In the ConfigDomain Domain ID field, type a unique Domain ID in the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range for the switch. b. Set the ConfigDomain Type drop-down to static. c. Click Apply.

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Timeout Values Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values: 4. From the Device Manager window FC menu, select Advanced, then select VSAN Timers:

5.

From the VSAN Timers dialog, for the applicable VSAN ID: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Click Apply.

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Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification


Do the following to verify the Zone configuration: 6. From the Fabric Manager window left panel: a. Expand the VSAN to which you plan to connect the E_port. b. Select the active Zone Set, and ensure the Active Zones tab is selected. c. Verify that the Zone Set names and Zone names in the Zone column conform to the standards discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 69 and are unique between the switches. NOTE: If Default Zoning is enabled on the Cisco switch, zone $default_zone$ may display in the zone list for the switch. Although this Zone name is a proprietary Cisco convention and does not adhere to the naming standards, it will not affect merging the Cisco fabric with the QLogic fabric. d. Verify that all entries in the Type column display WWN (see Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types on page 69).

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches
Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to successfully merge QLogic and Cisco fabrics. Which QLogic GUI to use depends upon on the SANbox switch that you are configuring.
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Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x

Use the Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox 9000

Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic SANbox switches to successfully merge QLogic and McDATA fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 76) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 78) Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration (page 81)

NOTE: To configure the QLogic SANbox switch using the QLogic CLI interface, please refer to Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches on page 127. NOTE: The procedures when using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI are essentially the same.
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The examples below use the dialogs and procedures for the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI. Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI dialogs and procedures display only when the procedures differ. The switch hardware depicted in the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate windows and Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 Faceplate windows vary depending on the QLogic switch model being configured. The examples below use the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate for the SANbox 5000 series.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. 1. 2. Start the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite application. The Faceplate window displays. From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

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3.

The Switch Properties dialog procedures differ based on the QLogic GUI. From the SANsurfer Switch Manager, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock: Enable radio button to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

From the Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

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Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification


Do the following to verify:
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Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards Zone members are specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) From the Faceplate window Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.

4.

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5.

From the Edit Zoning dialog, compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 69.

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From the Edit Zoning dialog, confirm that all zone members are listed as WWN (see Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types on page 69).

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Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values and the operating mode: ATTENTION: 7. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties. NOTE: The Advanced Switch Properties menu selection is available only from the entry switch.

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From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Select the InteropMode: Standard radio button (FC-SW-2 compliant mode). d. Click OK.

9.

Click OK to the Continue with Changes Confirmation message. This temporarily sets the switch offline as the changes are made.

10. 11.

Click OK to the Updating Switch Properties message when the switch is finished making the changes. The Faceplate window redisplays. Repeat step 7 to redisplay the Advanced Switch Properties dialog. Verify your changes (see step 8).

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Successful Integration Checklist


Perform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, Cisco and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

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The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following IBM BladeCenter switch modules that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic and IBM Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version
IBM BladeCenter

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
QLogic SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x IBM QLogic 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter QLogic 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter QLogic 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.5.1.10 5.5.1.10 5.5.1.10

Integration Checklist
The following steps must be completed to successfully merge IBM BladeCenter and QLogic fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. ATTENTION:
!

Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (procedures provided). Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

Review the following:

Configuration Considerations on page 86 Before You Configure on page 87


When using SAN Utility or SAN Browser to configure the IBM BladeCenter switch modules:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 87). switches on page 85).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 89).

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Verify that all Zone Set names and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards
and all zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification on page 91). Configuration on page 93).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values (see Timeout Values
When using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure QLogic switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 87). switches on page 85).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 96).

Verify that all Zone set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards and that Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values (see Timeout Values
Configuration on page 100). When you have configured the IBM BladeCenter switch modules and QLogic switches:

all zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification on page 98).

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see Successful Integration Checklist on
page 102).

Configuration Considerations
There are no QLogic configuration considerations. No limitations exist when merging QLogic and IBM BladeCenter fabrics; all features are fully supported and comply with industry standards. IBM BladeCenter configuration considerations are as follows:
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If you will be implementing the I/O stream guard feature, please contact your IBM technical support representative prior to configuring. Additional configuration procedures may be required. Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot from SAN functionality.

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Before You Configure


Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names
The Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique and conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Must be 1 64 characters in length. All characters are ASCII. First character is [a z] or [A Z]. All other characters must be [a z], [A Z], [0 9], or the _ character. Other characters ($ ^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

NOTE: If Zone and Zone Set names do not meet the above requirements, refer to the documentation that comes with the switch.

Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings


Back up the current switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge IBM BladeCenter and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This section discusses:
! !

IBM BladeCenter Switch Module Configuration Backup and Restore (page 87) QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 88)

IBM BladeCenter Switch Module Configuration Backup and Restore


Back up the current IBM BladeCenter switch module configuration data prior to following the steps to merge IBM BladeCenter and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This QLogic switch configuration backup and restore process uses the SANsurfer Switch Manager function. Note the following:
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The archive file can be used for restoring the configuration on the same switch or a replacement switch, and as a template for configuring new switches to add to a fabric. The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored. For example, you cannot restore a QLogic 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter with a QLogic 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter archive.

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Backup Procedure
Do the following to create an .XML archive file containing the IBM BladeCenter switch module configuration settings. 1. 2. 3. Open the Switch menu and select Archive. In the Save window, enter a file name. Click the Save button.

Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the IBM BladeCenter switch module settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


This QLogic switch configuration backup and restore process uses the SANsurfer Switch Manager function. Note the following:
!

The archive file can be used for restoring the configuration on the same switch or a replacement switch, and as a template for configuring new switches to add to a fabric. The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored. For example, you cannot restore a SANbox2-64 with a SANbox 5200 archive.

Backup Procedure
Do the following to create an .XML archive file containing the QLogic switch configuration settings. 1. 2. 3. Open the Switch menu and select Archive. In the Save window, enter a file name. Click the Save button.

Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the QLogic switch settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

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Using SAN Utility or SAN Browser to Configure IBM BladeCenter Switch Modules
Using SAN Utility or SAN Browser to configure the IBM BladeCenter switch modules to successfully merge QLogic and IBM BladeCenter fabrics involves the following:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 89) Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification (page 91) Timeout Values Configuration (page 93)

NOTE: The SAN Utility and SAN Browser use the same screens. The switch hardware depicted in the Faceplate window depends on the IBM BladeCenter switch module model being configured.

Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. 1. 2. Start the SAN Utility or SAN Browser. The Faceplate window displays. From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

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3.

From the Switch Properties dialog, do the following: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock: Enable radio button to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK

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Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification


Do the following to verify:
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Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards From the Faceplate window Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.

4.

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5.

From the Edit Zoning dialog, compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 87.

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Timeout Values Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values: ATTENTION: 6. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties.

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7.

From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Timeout Values section R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the Timeout Values section E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Click OK.

8.

Click OK to the Timeout Values and Interop Mode Update message. This temporarily sets the switch offline as the changes are made.

9. 10.

Click OK to the Advanced Switch Properties dialog (step 7.) when the switch is finished making the changes. The Faceplate window redisplays. Repeat step 6 to redisplay the Advanced Switch Properties dialog. Verify your changes (see step 7).

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to Configure QLogic Switches


Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure QLogic SANbox switches to successfully merge QLogic and IBM BladeCenter fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 96) Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification (page 98) Timeout Values Configuration (page 100)

NOTE: To configure the QLogic SANbox switch using the QLogic CLI interface, please refer to Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches on page 127. NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate windows varies depending on the QLogic switch model being configured. The examples below use the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate for the SANbox 5000 series.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. 1. 2. Start the SANsurfer Switch Manager application. The Faceplate window displays. From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

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3.

From Switch Properties dialog:. a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock: Enable radio button to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

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Zone Set Names and Zone Names Verification


Do the following to verify:
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Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards From the Faceplate window Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.

4.

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5.

From the Edit Zoning dialog, compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 87.

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Timeout Values Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values: ATTENTION: 6. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties. NOTE: The Advanced Switch Properties menu selection is available only from the entry switch.

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7.

From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Timeout Values section R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the Timeout Values section E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Click OK.

8.

Click OK to the Continue with Changes Confirmation message. This temporarily sets the switch offline as the changes are made.

9. 10.

Click OK to the Updating Switch Properties message when the switch is finished making the changes. The Faceplate window redisplays. Repeat step 6 to redisplay the Advanced Switch Properties dialog. Verify your changes (see step 7).

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Successful Integration Checklist


Perform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, IBM BladeCenter and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

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Merging QLogic and McDATA Fabrics


The following QLogic switches have been tested in the QLogic environment and comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic switches have tested interoperable with the following switches from McDATA that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. QLogic and McDATA Supported Switch and Firmware Versions
Manufacturer Switch Model Firmware Version
McDATA

QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x Switches
QLogic SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x McDATA Sphereon 3232 Sphereon 4300 Sphereon 4400 Sphereon 4700 Intrepid 6064 Director Intrepid 6140 Director Intrepid 10000 Director 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 5.0.1.10.00 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OS 8.0 E/OSn 6.3

QLogic SANbox 9000 Switches


QLogic McDATA SANbox 9000 Sphereon 4300 Sphereon 4400 Sphereon 4500 Sphereon 4700 Intrepid 6140 Director 6.2.1.0.00 E/OS 9.00.00 Build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 Build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 Build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 Build 76 E/OS 9.00.00 Build 76

Integration Checklist
The following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and QLogic fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. ATTENTION:
!

Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (procedures provided). Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

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Review the following:

Configuration Considerations on page 105 Before You Configure on page 105


When using EFCM Basic Edition to configure McDATA switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 106). switches on page 103).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 108).

Ensure that all Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards and all
zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification on page 112).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values and operating mode is configured
for Open Fabric Interoperability (see Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration on page 114).

When using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic switches:

Back up the current switch configuration data (see Backing Up and Restoring the Current
Configuration Settings on page 106). switches on page 103).

Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see the supported Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see
Domain ID Configuration on page 118).

Verify that all Zone set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards, and all
zone members are specified by WWPN (see Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification on page 120). to Standard (see Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration on page 123).

Ensure that all switches are set to the appropriate timeout values and Interoperability mode is set
When you have configured the McDATA and QLogic switches:

Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see Successful Integration Checklist on
page 125).

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Configuration Considerations
When merging McDATA and QLogic fabrics, a maximum of 31 interconnected switches per fabric can be configured. Otherwise, all features are fully supported and comply with industry standards.

Before You Configure


Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the McDATA switch and the QLogic switch. For the QLogic switch, the Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range. This is equivalent to 1 31 (0x1 0x1F) on the McDATA switch. The following chart lists the McDATA Domain ID and the corresponding QLogic Domain ID. McDATA Versus QLogic Domain IDs
McDATA Domain ID
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -

QLogic Domain ID
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 -

McDATA Domain ID
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 -

QLogic Domain ID
107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 -

McDATA Domain ID
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

QLogic Domain ID
117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127

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Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names


The Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique and conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Must be 1 64 characters in length. All characters are ASCII. First character is [a z] or [A Z]. All other characters must be [a z], [A Z], [0 9], or the _ character. Other characters ($ ^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

NOTE: If Zone and Zone Set names do not meet the above requirements, refer to the documentation that comes with the switch.

Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types


All zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply with Fibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in the fabric. NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.

Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings


Back up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATA and QLogic fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. This section discusses:
! !

McDATA Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 106) QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore (page 107)

McDATA Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


If you are on an EOS release prior to 8.xx.xx, use the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility (CBR) to backup and restore your configuration. To download CBR and the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility Installation and User Guide, go to the McDATA Filecenter at http://www.mcdata.com/filecenter/template?page=index. Optionally, you can use Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM) (version 8.6 and later). Note the following:
! !

Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the McDATA server hard disk drive. The configuration can only be restored to a switch with the same IP address.

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QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore


This QLogic switch configuration backup and restore process uses the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite function. Note the following:
!

The archive file can be used for restoring the configuration on the same switch or a replacement switch, and as a template for configuring new switches to add to a fabric. The switch archive must be compatible with the switch to be restored. For example, you cannot restore a SANbox2-64 with a SANbox 5200 archive.

Backup Procedure
Do the following to create an .XML archive file containing the QLogic switch configuration settings. 1. 2. 3. Open the Switch menu and select Archive. In the Save window, enter a file name. Click the Save button.

Restore Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you need to restore the QLogic switch settings, do the following using the .XML archive file: Log into the fabric through the switch you want to restore. You cannot restore a switch over an inter-switch link (ISL). Open the Switch menu and select Restore. In the Restore window, enter the archive file name or browse for the file. Click the Restore button.

Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Switches


Using EFCM (Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager) Basic Edition to configure McDATA Sphereon and Intrepid switches to successfully merge QLogic and McDATA fabrics involves:
! ! !

Domain ID Configuration (page 105) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 112) Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration (page 114)

NOTE: The switch hardware depicted in the EFCM Basic Edition windows varies depending on the McDATA switch model being configured.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 1 31 (0x1 0x1F) range. 1. 2. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA switchs IP Address and press ENTER. Log in using your login ID and password. The EFCM Basic Edition Topology window displays. Click the Switch Details button.

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From the EFCM Basic Edition Product > Hardware window Configure menu, set the switch offline: click Switch/Online to clear the Switch/Online check box.

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From the EFCM Basic Edition Product > Hardware window Configure menu, select Switch, then Parameters.

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From the EFCM Basic Edition Configure > Switch > Parameters window: a. In the Preferred Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 1 31 (0x1 1F) range for the switch (see Domain ID Configuration on page 105). b. Select the Insistent Domain ID check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

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Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification


Do the following to verify the Zone configuration: 6. From the EFCM Basic Edition Configure > Switch > Fabric Parameters window Configure menu, select Zoning.

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From the EFCM Basic Edition Configure > Zoning window, verify the Zone configuration: a. Verify that all Zone and Zone Set names conform to the standards discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 106 and are unique between the switches. b. Verify that all Zone Members are listed as WWN as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types on page 106.

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Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values and operating mode: 8. From the EFCM Basic Edition Configure > Switch > Parameters window Configure menu, select Switch, then Fabric Parameters.

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From the EFCM Basic Edition Configure > Switch > Fabric Parameters window: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 100 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 20 (2 seconds). c. From the Interop Mode drop-down, select Open Fabric 1.0 (FC-SW-2 compliant mode). d. Click OK.

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From the EFCM Basic Edition Configure Zoning window Configure menu, set the switch back online: click Switch/Online to set the Switch/Online check box.

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches
Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics. Which QLogic GUI to use depends upon on the SANbox switch that you are configuring.
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Use the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox2-64 SANbox 1400 SANbox 520x SANbox 560x

Use the Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure the following switches:
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SANbox 9000

Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to configure QLogic SANbox switches to successfully merge QLogic and Brocade fabrics involves:
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Domain ID Configuration (page 118) Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification (page 120) Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration (page 123)

NOTE: To configure the QLogic SANbox switch using the QLogic CLI interface, please refer to Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches on page 127. NOTE: The procedures when using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI are essentially the same.
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The examples below use the dialogs and procedures for the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI. Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI dialogs and procedures display only when the procedures differ. The switch hardware depicted in the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate windows and Enterprise Fabric Suite 2007 Faceplate windows vary depending on the QLogic switch model being configured. The examples below use the SANsurfer Switch Manager Faceplate for the SANbox 5000 series.

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Domain ID Configuration
To ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have an assigned Domain ID. Do the following: NOTE: The Domain ID must be locked and unique within the 97-127 (0x61-0x7F) range. 1. 2. Start the SANsurfer Switch Manager or Enterprise Fabric Suite application. The Faceplate window displays. From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Switch Properties.

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The Switch Properties dialog procedures differ based on the QLogic GUI. From the SANsurfer Switch Manager, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock: Enable radio button to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

From the Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 97 127 (0x61 0x7F) range for the switch. b. Select the Domain ID Lock check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.

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Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification


Do the following to verify:
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Zone Set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards Zone members are specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) From the Faceplate window Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.

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From the Edit Zoning dialog, compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure there are none with the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names on page 106.

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From the Edit Zoning dialog, confirm that all zone members are listed as WWN (see Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types on page 106).

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Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration


Do the following to configure the timeout values and the operating mode: ATTENTION: 7. The following steps take the switch offline; therefore, do not perform them on a switch being managed in-band.

From the Faceplate window Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties. NOTE: The Advanced Switch Properties menu selection is available only from the entry switch.

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From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog: a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 10000 (10 seconds). b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 2000 (2 seconds). c. Select the InteropMode: Standard radio button (FC-SW-2 compliant mode). d. Click OK.

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Click OK to the Continue with Changes Confirmation message. This temporarily sets the switch offline as the changes are made.

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Click OK to the Updating Switch Properties message when the switch is finished making the changes. The Faceplate window redisplays. Repeat step 7 to redisplay the Advanced Switch Properties dialog. Verify your changes (see step 8).

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Successful Integration Checklist


Perform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, McDATA and QLogic fabrics have successfully merged.

Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.

After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact QLogic support.

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QLogic CLI

This appendix presents procedures for using QLogic command line interface (CLI) commands for configuring QLogic SANbox switches when the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI is not available. NOTE: CLI procedures differ based on the QLogic SANbox switch firmware level. These procedures are based on:
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QLogic SANbox2-64, SANbox 1400, SANbox 520x, and SANbox 560x switches with firmware levels 5.0.1.10.00. QLogic SANbox 9000 switches with firmware level 6.2.1.0.00.

There are two sets of CLI procedures:


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Configuring QLogic SANbox Switches for FC-SW-2 Standard Fabrics (page 127) Configuring QLogic SANbox Switches for Brocade Native Fabrics (page 131)

Configuring QLogic SANbox Switches for FC-SW-2 Standard Fabrics


ATTENTION:
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Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong. Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

This section provides CLI procedures for the following:


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Establishing a Connection (page 128) Verifying Zone Set and Zone Names (page 128) Verifying Zone Members on All Zones (page 129) Ensuring Domain ID, Timeout, and Interoperability Mode Values (page 129)

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Establishing a Connection
Log in and enter your password to establish a connection:
Linux 2.4.18_mvl30-amazon (switch) (09:40 on Sunday, 19 February 2006) switch login: admin Password: xxxxxxxx Establishing connection... Please wait.

***************************************************** * * * Command Line Interface SHell (CLISH) * * * ***************************************************** SystemDescription Eth0NetworkAddress MACAddress WorldWideName SerialNumber SymbolicName ActiveSWVersion ActiveTimestamp DiagnosticsStatus LicensedPorts SANbox 5602 FC Switch 10.20.67.42 (use 'set setup system' to update) 00:c0:dd:07:1e:32 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:1e:32 0526A00704 QLGC42 V5.0.0.31.0 Fri Dec 9 17:33:41 2005 Passed 20

Verifying Zone Set and Zone Names


Verify that all Zone and Zone Set names on each switch are unique and conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for Zone naming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Must be 1 64 characters in length. All characters are ASCII. First character is [a z] or [A Z]. All other characters must be [a z], [A Z], [0 9], or the _ character. Other characters ($ ^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.

NOTE: If Zone and Zone Set names do not meet the above requirements, refer to the documentation that comes with the switch.

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QLGC42 (admin) #> zone list zone list Zone ---Calcium ZoneSet ------HDS Copper HDS

Verifying Zone Members on All Zones


Verify that all zones members are specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) so that they comply with Fibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in the fabric. NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.
QLGC42 (admin) #> zone members Calcium Current list of members for Zone: Calcium --------------------------------21:00:00:e0:8b:82:8a:b6 50:06:0e:80:10:22:8c:40 50:06:0e:80:10:62:7f:a0 21:00:00:e0:8b:01:d5:e3

Ensuring Domain ID, Timeout, and Interoperability Mode Values


Verify that the values are set appropriately. If not, revise then save and activate.

Ensure that the Values Are Set Appropriately


Set the values as follows:
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DomainID Lock. Set to true. R_A_TOV. Set to 10000. E_D_TOV. Set to 2000. InteropMode. Set to 0 (Standard).

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QLGC42 (admin-config) #> set config switch A list of attributes with formatting and current values will follow. Enter a new value or simply press the ENTER key to accept the current value. If you wish to terminate this process before reaching the end of the list press 'q' or 'Q' and the ENTER key to do so. AdminState BroadcastEnabled InbandEnabled FdmiEnabled FdmiEntries DefaultDomainID DomainIDLock SymbolicName R_A_TOV E_D_TOV PrincipalPriority ConfigDescription InteropMode (1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) (True / False) (True / False) (True / False) (decimal value, 0-1000) (decimal value, 1-239) (True / False) (string, max=32 chars) (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) (decimal value, 10-20000 msec) (decimal value, 1-255) (string, max=64 chars) (0=Standard, 1=Interop_1) [Online ] [True ] [True ] [True ] [1000 ] [1 ]97 [False ]true [QLGC42 ] [10000 ]10000 [2000 ]2000 [254 ] [Default Config] [Standard ]0

Finished configuring attributes. This configuration must be saved (see config save command) and activated (see config activate command) before it can take effect. To discard this configuration use the config cancel command. QLGC42 (admin-config) #>

Save and Activate the Switch Configuration


To save and activate the revised configuration:
QLGC42 (admin-config) #> config save config save The config named default has been saved. QLGC42 (admin) #> config act The currently active configuration will be activated. Please confirm (y/n): [n] y QLGC42 (admin) #>

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Configuring QLogic SANbox Switches for Brocade Native Fabrics


ATTENTION:
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Back up the current configuration so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong. Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.

This section provides CLI procedures for the following:


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Establishing a Connection (page 131) Ensuring Domain ID, Timeout, and Interoperability Mode Values (page 132)

Establishing a Connection
Log in and enter your password to establish a connection:
Linux 2.4.18_mvl30-amazon (switch) (09:40 on Sunday, 19 February 2006) switch login: admin Password: xxxxxxxx Establishing connection... Please wait.

***************************************************** * * * Command Line Interface SHell (CLISH) * * * ***************************************************** SystemDescription Eth0NetworkAddress MACAddress WorldWideName SerialNumber SymbolicName ActiveSWVersion ActiveTimestamp DiagnosticsStatus LicensedPorts SANbox 5602 FC Switch 10.20.67.42 (use 'set setup system' to update) 00:c0:dd:07:1e:32 10:00:00:c0:dd:07:1e:32 0526A00704 QLGC42 V5.0.0.31.0 Fri Dec 9 17:33:41 2005 Passed 20

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Ensuring Domain ID, Timeout, and Interoperability Mode Values


Verify that the values are set appropriately. If not, revise then save and activate.

Ensure that the Values Are Set Appropriately


Set the values as follows:
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DefaultDomainID. Set to a unique Domain ID within the 1 239 (0x1 0xEF) range. DomainID Lock. Set to true. R_A_TOV. Set to 10000. E_D_TOV. Set to 2000. InteropMode. Set to 1 (Interop_1).

QLGC42 (admin-config) #> set config switch A list of attributes with formatting and current values will follow. Enter a new value or simply press the ENTER key to accept the current value. If you wish to terminate this process before reaching the end of the list press 'q' or 'Q' and the ENTER key to do so. AdminState BroadcastEnabled InbandEnabled FdmiEnabled FdmiEntries DefaultDomainID DomainIDLock SymbolicName R_A_TOV E_D_TOV PrincipalPriority ConfigDescription InteropMode (1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) (True / False) (True / False) (True / False) (decimal value, 0-1000) (decimal value, 1-239) (True / False) (string, max=32 chars) (decimal value, 100-100000 msec) (decimal value, 10-20000 msec) (decimal value, 1-255) (string, max=64 chars) (0=Standard, 1=Interop_1) [Online ] [True ] [True ] [True ] [1000 ] [1 ]97 [False ]true [QLGC42 ] [10000 ]10000 [2000 ]2000 [254 ] [Default Config] [Standard ]1

Finished configuring attributes. This configuration must be saved (see config save command) and activated (see config activate command) before it can take effect. To discard this configuration use the config cancel command. QLGC42 (admin-config) #>

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Save and Activate the Switch Configuration


To save and activate the revised configuration:
QLGC42 (admin-config) #> config save config save The config named default has been saved. QLGC42 (admin) #> config act The currently active configuration will be activated. Please confirm (y/n): [n] y QLGC42 (admin) #>

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Glossary
Activity LED A port LED that indicates when frames are entering or leaving the port. Alias A collection of objects that can be zoned together. An alias is not a zone, and can not have a zone or another alias as a member. ALFairness On an arbitrated loop, the switch is always highest priority when arbitrating for the right to transfer. To prevent other devices from being locked out, the standard provides for a fairness mode, which if enabled, requires an arbitrator to let all other devices win arbitration before arbing a second time. AL PA Arbitrated loop physical address ANSI American National Standards Institute API Application programming interface Arbitrated Loop A Fibre Channel topology where ports use arbitration to establish a point-to-point circuit. Arbitrated Loop Physical Address (AL PA) A unique one-byte valid value assigned during loop initialization to each NL port on a loop. ARB FF When ARB_FF is enabled, it causes the switch to send the ARB_FF primitive when it is in monitoring mode, rather than idles. The only reason to do this is since the ARB FF has less bit transitions than does an idle, it produces less EMI. It has no other effect. ASIC Application specific integrated circuit BootP A type of network server. Buffer Credit A measure of port buffer capacity equal to one frame. Class 2 Service A service which multiplexes frames at frame boundaries to or from one or more N_Ports with acknowledgment provided. Class 3 Service A service which multiplexes frames at frame boundaries to or from one or more N_Ports without acknowledgment. CLI Command line interface Domain ID User defined name that identifies the switch in the fabric. E_D_TOV Error-detect timeout value E_Port Expansion port. A switch port that connects to another FC-SW-2 compliant switch. Enterprise Fabric Suite Fabric management application Expansion Port See E_Port.

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ExtCredit Allows full speed operation over distances greater than 10 kilometers. Additional credit buffers are borrowed from other ports (which must be set to donor state). Decimal value 0 65535. Fabric Management Switch The switch through which the fabric is managed. Fabric Name User-defined name associated with the file that contains user list data for the fabric. FSPF Fabric shortest path first Fan Fail LED An LED that indicates that a cooling fan in the switch is operating below standard. FC PLDA Fibre Channel-private loop direct attach FC-SW-2 Fibre Channel switch fabric 2. For detailed information, see FC-SW-2 Standard (page 11). Flash Memory Memory on the switch that contains the chassis control firmware. Frame Data unit consisting of a start-of-frame (SOF) delimiter, header, data payload, CRC, and an end-of-frame (EOF) delimiter. FRU Field replaceable unit GUI Graphical user interface

Heartbeat LED A chassis LED that indicates the status of the internal switch processor and the results of the power-on self-test. Initiator The device that initiates a data exchange with a target device. In-Order-Delivery A feature that requires that frames be received in the same order in which they were sent. Input Power LED A chassis LED that indicates that the switch logic circuitry is receiving proper DC voltages. InteropCredit This variable determines the number of credits we will advertise on an ISL. Older versions of Brocade software required that we match their offering. Decimal value is 0 255. IP Internet protocol ISLSecurity ISLSecurity determines which switches a port will establish a link with. Any: we will link with any switch. Ours: we will only link to another QLogic switch. None: the port will not establish an ISL link. LIP Loop initialization primitive sequence Logged-in LED A port LED that indicates device login or loop initialization status. Management Information Base A set of guidelines and definitions for the Fibre Channel functions.

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Management Workstation PC workstation that manages the fabric through the fabric management switch. MIB Management information base NL_Port Node Loop Port. A Fibre Channel device port that supports arbitrated loop protocol. N _Port Node Port. A Fibre Channel device port in a point-to-point or fabric connection. NoClose Causes the switch to keep the loop open, if no other device is arbitrating. It is intended to improve performance when there is a single L_Port device connected to the switch. Output Power LED A power supply LED that indicates that the power supply is providing DC voltage to the switch Over Temperature LED A chassis LED or a power supply LED that indicates that the switch or power supply is overheating. POST Power-on self-test Power-On Self-Test Diagnostics that the switch chassis performs at start up. Principal Switch A switch that has been selected to perform certain fabric configuration duties. Private Device A device that can communicate only with other devices on the same loop.

Private Loop A loop of private devices connected to a single switch port. pwwn Port world wide name. See World Wide Port Name. R_A_TOV Resource-allocation timeout value R_Port SAN routing E_port (R_Port). Port on a SAN router used for an ISL to an FC switch. SAN Storage area network SANsurfer Switch Manager Switch management application SFF Small form-factor transceiver SFP Small form-factor pluggable. A transceiver device, smaller than a gigabit interface converter, that plugs into the Fibre Channel port. Small Form Factor A transceiver device, smaller than a gigabit interface converter, that is permanently attached to the circuit board. Small Form-Factor Pluggable A transceiver device, smaller than a gigabit interface converter, that plugs into the Fibre Channel port. SNMP Simple network management protocol Target A storage device that responds to an initiator device.

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Timeout Values TOV See Timeout Values. VCCI Voluntary control council for interference VIEnable Diagnostics that the switch chassis performs at start up. World Wide Name (WWN) A unique 64-bit address assigned to a device. The WWN consists of a world wide node name and a world wide port name. World Wide Node Name (WWNN) A unique address assigned to a device. World Wide Port Name (WWPN) A unique address assigned to a port on a device. There can be more than one WWPN per WWNN.

WWN World wide name WWNN World wide node name WWPN World wide port name Zone A set of ports or devices grouped together to control the exchange of information. Zone Configuration See Zone Set. Zone Set A set of zones grouped together. The active zone set defines the zoning for a fabric. For Brocade, Zone Set is referred to as Zone Configuration.

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Index
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Backing up and restoring the current configuration settings Brocade Native mode 52 Brocade switches 27 Cisco switches 69 IBM BladeCenter switch modules 87 McDATA switches 106 Before you configure Brocade switches 26 Cisco switches 69 IBM BladeCenter switch modules 87 McDATA switches 105 Brocade fabrics, merging with QLogic fabrics 23 Brocade Native fabrics, merging with QLogic fabrics 49 Brocade Native mode backing up and restoring the current configuration settings 52 configuration considerations 51 configuring Brocade switches using Brocades Web Tools 54 configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI 61 integration checklist 50 switch models supported 49 websites 12 Brocade switches backing up and restoring the current configuration settings 27 before you configure 26 configuration considerations 25 configuring Brocade switches using Brocades Web Tools 29 configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI 40 integration checklist 24 switch models supported 23 websites 12

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Cisco fabrics, merging with QLogic fabrics 67 Cisco switches backing up and restoring the current configuration settings 69 before you configure 69 configuration considerations 69 configuring Cisco switches using Cisco Device Manager and Fabric Manager 71 configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI 75 integration checklist 67 switch models supported 67 websites 12 CLI commands configuring QLogic switches for Brocade Native fabric using QLogic CLI commands 131 configuring QLogic switches for FC-SW-2 standard fabrics using QLogic CLI commands 127 CLI documentation conventions 22 Configuration considerations Brocade Native mode 51 Brocade switches 25 Cisco switches 69 IBM BladeCenter switch modules 86 McDATA switches 105 Configuring Brocade switches using Brocades Web Tools 29

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Configuring Brocade switches using Brocades Web Tools, Brocade Native mode 54 Configuring Cisco switches using Cisco Device Manager and Fabric Manager 71 Configuring IBM BladeCenter switch modules using SAN Utility or SAN Browser 89 Configuring McDATA switches using EFCM Basic Edition 107 Configuring QLogic switches using QLogic CLI commands 127 Configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI IBM BladeCenter fabric 95 Configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI Brocade fabric 40 Brocade Native fabric 61 Cisco fabric 75 McDATA fabric 117 Contacting QLogic 12, 13, 150

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IBM BladeCenter fabrics, merging with QLogic fabrics 85 IBM BladeCenter switch modules backing up and restoring the current configuration settings 87 before you configure 87 configuration considerations 86 configuring IBM BladeCenter switch modules using SAN Utility or SAN Browser 89 configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI 95 integration checklist 85 switch models supported 85 websites 12 Integration checklist Brocade Native mode 50 Brocade switches 24 Cisco switches 67 IBM BladeCenter switch modules 85 McDATA switches 103 Introduction to this guide FC-SW-2 standard 11 QLogic SANbox switch support 11

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FC-SW-2 standard 11

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Glossary 135

M
McDATA fabrics, merging with QLogic fabrics 103 McDATA switches backing up and restoring the current configuration settings 106 before you configure 105 configuration considerations 105 configuring McDATA switches using EFCM Basic Edition 107 configuring QLogic switches using SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI 117 integration checklist 103 switch models supported 103 websites 12

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How the guide is organized 19 How to use this guide 19 CLI documentation conventions 22 how the guide is organized 19

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Index

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QLogic about 149 company information 149 contacting 12, 13, 150 SANtrack Service and Support Program 13 support 12, 13, 150 website for updated versions of this guide 4, 19 website homepage 4, 149 websites for support 12, 13, 150 QLogic CLI commands configuring QLogic switches for Brocade Native fabrics 131 configuring QLogic switches for FC-SW-2 standard fabrics 127 QLogic SANbox switch support 11 Brocade websites 12 Cisco websites 12 IBM BladeCenter websites 12 McDATA websites 12 QLogic websites 12

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Restoring configuration settings See Backing up and restoring the current configuration settings Revision history 143

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SANtrack Service and Support Program 13 Switch models supported 15 Brocade Native mode 49 Brocade switches 23 Cisco switches 67 IBM BladeCenter switch modules 85 McDATA switches 103 QLogic 23, 49, 67, 85, 103

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Websites Brocade 12 Cisco 12 IBM BladeCenter 12 McDATA 12 QLogic 4, 12, 13, 19, 149, 150

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Revision History
This section summarizes the revisions to the QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide since the previous release.

Summary of What Has Changed


The QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide now includes the following chapter:
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Revision History

The QLogic Switch Interoperability Guide now includes the following QLogic products:
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SANbox 9000 Series (managed using the Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI).

For information about the revisions for each chapter, see Summary of Chapter Revisions on page 143.

Summary of Chapter Revisions


Updates include the following:
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Supported Switches and Firmware Versions Revised QLogic Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 15. Added SANbox 9000 and updated SANbox firmware versions. Revised Brocade, Cisco, IBM, and McDATA Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 15. Added SANbox 9000; revised firmware versions. Added QLogic Supported Switch and Firmware Versions for a Brocade Native Fabric on page 17. Revised QLogic and Brocade Native Mode Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 17. Added SANbox 9000; revised firmware versions.

How to Use this Guide Revised "SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI" to include both the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI and Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Added "Revision History" as a chapter in the guide.

Brocade Revised "SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI" to include both the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI and Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Revised supported switch and firmware versions.
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Revised QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 23. Added SANbox 9000; revised firmware versions.

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Revision History Summary of Chapter Revisions

Revised "Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches."


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Replaced step 10 screen capture on page 36. Replaced step 11 screen capture on page 37.

Revised "Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches."
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Revised the introduction on page 40. Added Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog and procedures to step 3 on page 42. Revised step 9 and step 10 on page 47.

Brocade Native Revised "SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI" to include both the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI and Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Revised supported switch and firmware versions.
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Revised QLogic and Brocade Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 49. Added SANbox 9000; revised firmware versions.

Revised "Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches."
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Revised the introduction on page 61. Added Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog and procedures to step 3 on page 63. Revised step 6 and step 7 on page 65.

Cisco Revised "SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI" to include both the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI and Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Revised supported switch and firmware versions.
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Revised QLogic and Cisco Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 67. Added SANbox 9000; revised firmware versions.

Revised "Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches."
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Revised the introduction on page 75. Added Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog and procedures to step 3 on page 77. Revised step 9 and step 10 on page 82.

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IBM BladeCenter Revised supported switch and firmware versions.


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Revised QLogic and IBM Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 85. Revised firmware versions.

Revised "Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI to Configure QLogic Switches."
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Revised step 8 and step 9 on page 101.

McDATA Revised "SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI" to include both the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI and Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Revised supported switch and firmware versions.
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Revised QLogic and McDATA Supported Switch and Firmware Versions on page 103. Added SANbox 9000; revised firmware versions.

Revised "Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches."
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Revised the introduction on page 117. Added Enterprise Fabric Suite, Switch Properties dialog and procedures to step 3 on page 119. Revised step 9 and step 10 on page 124.

Appendix: Using QLogic CLI Commands to Configure QLogic SANbox Switches Revised "SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI" to include both the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI and Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI. Added QLogic SANbox 9000 and updated SANbox firmware versions on page 127.

Glossary Added Enterprise Fabric Suite on page 135.

Revision History Added new chapter starting on page 143.

QLogic Company Information Revised Powered by QLogic on page 149.

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