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Example 6-47 Displaying licenses
IBM-2005-R18:admin> licenseshow
Web license
Zoning license
Fabric license
Extended Fabric license
Fabric Watch license
FCIP license
Licenses are added or removed using either the licenseadd or licenseremove
The implementation we perform requires the FC Routing Services and FCIP. FC
Routing Services is part of the base Fabric OS on the SAN18B-R and the M48
FC Routing blade. An FCIP license is required, but is already installed on our
router, so we can continue.
We reboot our switch now.
This completes the initial setup of a 2005-R18 router.
We connect two routers together through an FCIP link to form a backbone to
edge fabric. Each router device in this fabric needs the same initial setup
1. Configure an IP address.
2. Upgrade to the latest firmware.
3. Set up the time services correctly.
4. Ensure that the appropriate licenses are installed.
In this section, we addressed all these steps.
6.2.2 Configuring FCIP and LSAN
In this section, we establish a connection between two edge fabrics across a
backbone fabric, using two SAN routers and an FCIP link. We then set up LSAN
zones using the devices from both edge fabrics.
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You can configure the FCIP connection using the command-line interface (CLI)
or with WebTools. We show both in the following sections.
The FCIP configuration steps are as follows:
1. Check if the FCIP license is applied.
2. Enable persistently disabled ports.
3. Configure the virtual GigE ports.
4. Define an IP interface on each virtual GigE port.
5. Optionally, define IP routes on GigE ports.
6. Verify IP connectivity.
7. Configure the FCIP tunnel.
8. Verify the FCIP tunnel setup.
9. Check that the VE_Port or VEX_Port is online and that the FCIP tunnel is
Lab configuration
Let us describe our lab configuration, which we use to set up the FCIP and LSAN
(Figure 6-74).
Figure 6-74 Our lab configuration
We want to establish a connection between the two Blade servers in the
BladeCenter and the logical drives defined on the DS400 Storage Server across
an FCIP link between two SAN routers (a SAN18B-R and an M48 FC Routing
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Blade). We have two FC Routing Blades installed in the M48 Director, in slot 1
and 10.
In our first example, we show how to set up the FCIP and LSAN using the CLI.
We use the SAN18B-R and the M48 FC Routing Blade in slot 1. In addition to
DS400 logical drives, we also provide access to a disk drive in a separate JBOD
Our second example demonstrates how to configure the FCIP and LSAN using
GUI tools. In this case, we use the SAN18B-R and the M48 FC Routing Blade in
slot 10.
FCIP setup with CLI
We configure an FCIP link between our 2005-R18 and an FC Routing Blade in
slot 1 of our 2109-M48, maintaining separate, distinct SANs, through the CLI
interface. We configure paths over our FCIP link using LSANs to assign disk from
the backbone SAN to our server located in our edge fabric.
FCIP configuration
Launch your favorite Telnet program. We use putty, a freeware program that can
easily be downloaded from the Internet.
We start our configuration on our edge fabric router, the 2005-R18, named
IBM_R18_SJC. This end of the link will end up being a VE_Port.
After connecting to the switch, we need to log in to it. After logging in, we run a
switchshow command just to verify the status of our switch and to ensure that we
connected to the correct one. In addition, we explain some of the output. If this is
your first time working with the Brocade router product, the port listing does need
explanation. Example 6-48 shows the output.
Example 6-48 switchshow command
login as: admin
admin@'s password:
IBM_R18_SJC:admin> switchshow
switchName: IBM_R18_SJC
switchType: 46.2
switchState: Online
switchMode: Native
switchRole: Principal
switchDomain: 2
switchId: fffc02
switchWwn: 10:00:00:05:1e:37:6d:ec

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