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Brocade FCX648-I In password recovery process

Brocade FCX648-I In password recovery process I get to a Monitor> prompt. The password recovery instructions tell me to assign a new password at this point but doesn't tell me how. There is a link to ...
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Send interactive zoning commands to Brocade switch

I have a Brocade FC switch that I'd like to do some zoning on. I have a build file with too many lines to copy-paste into a normal interactive session, and I have ssh set up with pre-shared keys ...
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SAN zoning advantages and disadvantages

We just got a SAN, and I will be assisting in installing it and configuring it, I asked someone to explain to me what we will gain using SAN zoning, but he was unable to answer my question, could some ...
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Brocade mirror ports

I'm getting a bunch of brand new condor 3 based switches and these things have a feature I'd like to use called port mirroring. Essentially, a mirror port can be configured to show all traffic being ...
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How to read sFlow?

We currently have a very large outbound DDOS Attack coming from one of our machines which is on a Brocade switch and monitored by PRTG. I am looking at the sFlow v5 8 sensor and see Top Talkers and ...
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ip over fiber channel for faster LAN

Is it possible to set up a fast LAN using HBA's and a fibre switch? I have a brocade 200e and several emulex LP1150 pcie 4GB cards. Information regarding IP over fiber channel is difficult to find. I ...
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Brocade firmware update for ICX6450-48P switch

I just received some Brocade switches that are going to replace ancient Cisco ones on my network. The switches are running 07.4.00b of Brocade's firmware, and I'd like to know if it is safe to update ...
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Connect Dlink xStack DGS-3420 stack to a Brocade Stack

I'm currently having difficulty determining the best way to connect a Dlink DGS-3420-52T switch stack to a IBM B50G switch stack. I have two IBM B50G switches stacked together, which then connect to ...
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Enable logging for SSH session on Brocade FCX Switch

On my Brocade FCX switch, I'm able to see syslog messages in-line when I'm using a console cable by running the command logging console from the configuration menu. However, when I SSH in, I'm unable ...
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Private VLAN setup / routing (L3 Brocade FCX)

I'm new to networking and am working on setting up a simple flat private VLAN setup with a single Brocade FCX switch, a few hosts and connectivity from the facility. Unfortunately due to my lack of ...
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Simple networking (L3 switch / colocation)

I'm starting to learn basic switching / networking and I've hit a small hiccup in understanding a fundamental thing. In the scenario I have a L3 switch (Brocade in my environment) and the facility ...
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how to find out the top performing ports across an ISL on a brocade fabric?

I have a pure SAN brocade question, imagine this situation I found recently at one customer. This customer has two sites, with DWDM or dark fiber between them. On both sites he had a bunch of ...
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How do I remove the long distance port configuration on a brocade port?

I have recently consolidated ISL ports on a brocade switch, and am trying to reclaim ports that are no longer connecting the switches. The one part I'm not sure about is how to get rid of the long ...
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Brocade ISL port monitoring

I have a pair of Brocade switches with ISLs running between them. I'd like to know if it's possible to be alerted when one of the ISL ports goes from an E_PORT to anything else (particularly a ...
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How to prevent default route from propagating into iBGP?

I have 2 Foundry FESX448 switches which have external BGP connections. Each of them receive a default route. These 2 switches also have a BGP session configured between themselves and advertise routes ...
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What is the maximum number of FC switches in a switched star-topology fabric with a 4-domain fabric license on the hub switch?

I have 2 blade chassis, with 2 built-in fibre-channel switches each. And I inherited a "budget" fibre-channel switch with a 4-domain fabric license. I need a reality check, please: When I connect ...
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Brocade FCX terminal length

I have a Brocade FCX-4XG and I'm connected to the serial console. I would like to change the terminal length of this console to facilitate scripting, but unlike a cisco or juniper, it's not terribly ...
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Brocade Fiber Channel switch backups

I am looking for a way to back up my Brocade FC switch configs (including zoning!). Does anyone have commands or automated methods that they use for this?
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Interpreting count of zero transmit credits

Our SAN consists of some Brocade 5100 FC-switches, three storage systems and a number of servers. The none of the switches are inter-connected (no inter-switch links). All servers, switches and ...
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VLAN translation, or how tag an untagged VLAN through a Cisco 3560

Our 3560 has a routed interface on the native (untagged) VLAN 1 connected to one port. How would I also pass that VLAN through to another port, but tag it to appear as VLAN 20 on that other port? ...
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Rancid scripts for Brocade Fiber Channel Switches?

I am looking for Rancid scripts for my Brocade 5100s. Does anyone have a secret stash they would be willing to share? :D
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fiber cable connectivity

For switch to server connectivity with fiber cable: TX end connected of server will be connected to the TX of the switch and vice versa. To validate the TX end, see through the cable. The one ...
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clearing port for errors

I have an issue here, a blade has gone faulty a couple of days back. Now one of the servers (Unix) is having I/O errors. I've troubleshooted from Clariion end and everything is fine. I need to clear ...
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How do I resolve an “Invalid Transaction” error saving a zone config in Brocade Web Tools?

When trying to save zoning changes in the Zone Administration tool in Brocade Web Tools, I get the status "Failed to commit changes to fabric" and the messages window shows: --- start of commit ...