• Running an ISL at 8Gb produces lots of errors, 4Gb is error free. Don't understand why.

    We have 2 locations, separated by 610 meters and 1245 meters dark fiber. The switches are Brocade DS-300B with 8Gb long wave (10 km) SFPs. When the switch ports run at 8Gb I see a lot of errors and communication betw...
    last modified by RRR
  • MDS 9706 - proactive reboot

    Hi   We are preparing for MDS 9706  upgrade and we want to do a proactive reboot, as the uptime is over 450 days.   Could you help me to build the action plan for that, please?   Review the pat...
    last modified by onsik1
  • Does HBA /Cisco chassis and FI compatible with target brocade FOS 8.0.2d

    I have Brocade Switches 6505B running with 7.2.1d FOS Version. So I’m going to upgrade to target code 8.0.2d using below sequence upgrade path   Steps:   7.2.1d -> 7.3.2b -> 7.4.1d -> 8...
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  • How to collect ISL/CPU/PORT stats from a cisco mds switch (batch mode every 5 mins)

    Hi There,   I would like to know is there a way to collect performance stats from MDS switch (ver 6.13) or DCNM (ver 10) using CLI in 5 min intervals ?   On the DCNM server there are RRD files which are st...
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  • Will Dell EMC certify and release NX-OS v8.1(1a)

    Bank of America is inquiring about this level of Cisco NX-OS.  But it does not appear to be certified by Dell EMC yet. Will this version be certified, and if so is there an ETA of the GA date?
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  • Replacing MDS 9513 with MDS 9396

    All,   We are planning to replace CISCO MDS 9513 switches with MDS 9396S on our two fabrics. These are the steps I have in mind.   1. Configure MDS 9396 and assign a domain id greater than the MDS 9513 2....
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  • Migrating NPV ISLs

    Hello, I currently many NPV 9148's where each is port-channel connected to a core 9513.  Some of those port-channels also trunk.  I have introduced 97xx to fabrics with goal of decommissioning 9513.  Fo...
    Al Barth
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  • MDS device names

    under the MDS directors I can see several names like information for device ID xyz "Tuscany-fw" or Aakash or Tuscany-que what are the names stands for the models are MDS 9509 and 9506
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  • Cisco Npiv and fport-channel trunk quetion

    This might have already been answered. But, I have a UCS vBlock the switch has NPIV enabled and the FI on the UCS are NPV enabled.  What I nned to do is enable another Cisco switch 9500 series outside the vBloc...
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  • Unable to logon using admin account on a cisco mds switch

    I have a cisco MDS 9710 switch with TACACS enabled. I am unable to logon using the admin account. Getting access denied. Tried resetting the password for the account but even then logon doesn't work.   Could som...
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  • Cisco MDS Refuses to Authenticate to RADIUS Server

    I have my switch configured to use a RADIUS server for remote authentication. If I log in with a local user, I can prove the authentication to RADIUS works with the aaa test command. If I try to log in via Device Mana...
  • When will CMCNE be supported on Windows Server 2016?

    The release notes for Version 14.3.1 state that only up to Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported as an operating system. I tried, but failed to install CMCNE 14.3.1 on Windows 2016. First attempt gave me this error mes...
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  • Discovered: SNMP communication failed. SNMP credentials may be invalid. : Seed Switch

    When I am in CMCNE 14.3.1 in Discovery I receive the following message for the two virtual switches:   Discovered: SNMP communication failed. SNMP Credentials may be invalid.: Seed Switch   However when I ...
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  • MDS Upgrade 9506 5.0.4d > 5.2.2d

    Hi ALL,   I need some information regarding Firmware upgrade MDS-9506, I little bit confusion in it. Should I copied the firmware bootflash and slot 0 and what is slot 0.   Regards Awais 
    Muhammad Awais
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  • question about 8GB line card

    Hello,   Our directors and edge switches are currently at 4.2(7b). Old, I know, however, it has been hard to get outages. We need to install an 8GB line card into the directors to allow for ARRAY - Director zoni...
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  • previous zone lost in cisco san switch

    I faced one issue. the scenario is like this.. before 2 months i configured one zoning at that time the devices are properly detected and established communication,at that time i think i forgot to run the command " co...
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  • Insufficient Resources

    Hi,   I plan to perform the upgrade for one of my SAN switches from 4.2(7a) to 5.0(4d).Anyhow from the below compatibility check it seems that it will be a disruptive upgrade due to insufficient resources.  ...
    last modified by Mudzaffar_Ashidi@dell.com
  • Principal Switch

    I have 2 switch that is trunked each other (edge and core).The core switch have the lowest firmware compared to the edge switch.Is there anything wrong with the "principal" and "local" switch setting from the edge swi...
    last modified by Mudzaffar_Ashidi@dell.com
  • Dropped packets in portchannel without bandwidth issue

    Hello experts,   I'm seeing the following: 2 Cisco MDS switches connected over a portchannel which consists of 2 ISLs. Each ISL is running at 4Gb, so the portchannel is 8Gb. We're seeing lots of dropped packets ...
    last modified by RRR

    Hi I just wondering why the event shows 2xtimes for down,and 1xtime for up only..Appreciate if any expert out there can explain me on this   2012 Jun 17 06:27:16 SELDSSW301 %PORT-5-IF_DOWN_LINK_FAILURE: %$VSAN 3%...
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