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N5548 Convert Ethernet Ports to FC question

NO5
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Hi,

We currently have ports 1 - 24 configured type Ethernet and 25-32 configured type FC. All the FC ports are in use There is a requirement for more FC connections. Ports 17-24 are not being used. Can I convert these to type FC. We have following licenses installed:

FCOE_NPV_PKG                  No    -   Unused             -
FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                Yes   -   Unused Never       -
FC_FEATURES_PKG               Yes   -   In use Never       -
VMFEX_FEATURE_PKG             No    -   Unused             -
ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           No    -   Unused             -
LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG         No    -   Unused             -
LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   No    -   Unused

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Walter Dey
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

Yes, this can be done ! Regarding licensing, see eg

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-5000-series-switches/data_sheet_c78-618603.html

Cisco Nexus 5500 Storage Protocols Services License, 8 Ports

Port

N55-8P-SSK9

Fibre Channel and FCoE and FCoE NPV features supported on any 8 ports of Cisco Nexus 5548 and 5596

Cisco Nexus 5500 Storage Protocols Services License, 48 Ports

Port

N55-48P-SSK9

Fibre Channel and FCoE and FCoE NPV features supported on any 48 ports of Cisco Nexus 5548 and 5596

Thanks for the response. So does the FC_Features license pkg cover converting any port to FC or do I need the licenses you mention?

Sorry for my delay:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/nx-os/licensing/guide/b_Cisco_NX-OS_Licensing_Guide/licensing_cisco_nx_os_software_features.html#concept_A21339E151D445DE858588C4664277A0

Feature-based licenses make features available to the entire physical device. Therefore, you only require one copy of the license for a device. A license only supports the listed features. Licenses may be specific to a particular hardware platform.

Storage Protocols Services Package

FC_FEATURES_PKG

ENTERPRISE_PKG

N5010-SSK9

N5020-SSK9

N55-8P-SSK9

N55-48P-SSK9

  • Native Fibre Channel

     

  • FCoE

     

  • NPV

     

  • FC Port Security

     

  • Fabric Binding

     

  • Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) Authentication

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