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N9k 93180YC-FX as NPIV Switch SAN

i have a question, can we replace Nexus 5548 which acts as NPIV SAN switch, with another switch Nexus 93180YC-Fx with NX-OS version 9.3(5) and ACI-STRG license, I want to know if the nexus 9k can provide the same functionality (NPIV, foce ) that offered by the nexus 5548.

 

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as per the datasheet, it supports FCoE and NPV

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-9000-series-switches/datasheet-c78-742284.html



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93180YC-FX switches only support NPV mode today, no native FC/FCoE switching with NPIV feature. You will have to use MDS switch for zoning purpose (NPIV feature enabled).
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But when activating FCoE feature and binding Vfc to physical interfaces toward an initiator (UCS) according to this reference, it works: 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/93x/san_switching/configuration/guide/b-cisco-nexus-9000-nx-os-san-switching-configuration-guide-933/b-cisco-nexus-9000-nx-os-san-switching-configuration-guide-933_chapter_01111.h...

 

 

 

NX9K-B-SW1# show flogi database

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INTERFACE            VSAN     FCID          PORT NAME              NODE NAME

 

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fc1/1                1011   0x710020  20:08:00:0e:11:12:12:f2 20:07:00:0e:11:12:

12:f2

fc1/3                1011   0x710040  20:02:00:0e:11:12:12:f2 20:01:00:0e:11:12:

12:f2

vfc1/24              1011   0x710000  22:b8:00:3a:9c:a0:11:ff 23:f3:00:3a:9c:a0:

11:c1

vfc1/24              1011   0x710001  20:00:00:25:b5:27:1a:01 20:00:00:25:b5:27:

10:08

vfc1/24              1011   0x710002  20:00:00:25:b5:27:1a:02 20:00:00:25:b5:27:

10:07

 

Total number of flogi = 5.

 

NX9K-B-SW1# show interface vf

vfc                vfc-port-channel

NX9K-B-SW1# show interface vfc1/24

vfc1/24 is trunking (Not all VSANs UP on the trunk)

    Bound interface is Ethernet1/24

    Hardware is Ethernet

    Port WWN is 20:18:b0:c5:3c:05:d5:00

    Admin port mode is F, trunk mode is on

    snmp link state traps are enabled

    Port mode is TF

    Port vsan is 1011

    Operating Speed is 10 Gbps

    Admin Speed is auto

    Trunk vsans (admin allowed and active) (1,1011)

    Trunk vsans (up)                       (1011)

    Trunk vsans (isolated)                 ()

    Trunk vsans (initializing)             (1)

    41 fcoe in packets

    4576 fcoe in octets

    0 fcoe out packets

    0 fcoe out octets

    Interface last changed at Fri Jan  8 23:53:02 2021

 

However, it's not working with netapp FAS2620:

(we noticed that Po212 is sending traffic out to NetApp but no 'in traffic')

vfc-po212 is trunking (Not all VSANs UP on the trunk)
    Bound interface is port-channel212
    Hardware is Ethernet
    Port WWN is 25:e5:b0:c5:3c:05:d5:00
    Admin port mode is F, trunk mode is on
    snmp link state traps are enabled
    Port mode is TF
    Port vsan is 1011
    Operating Speed is 10 Gbps
    Admin Speed is auto
    Trunk vsans (admin allowed and active) (1,1011)
    Trunk vsans (up)                       ()
    Trunk vsans (isolated)                 ()
    Trunk vsans (initializing)             (1,1011)
    0 fcoe in packets
    0 fcoe in octets
    9101 fcoe out packets
    1833094 fcoe out octets
    Interface last changed at Sat Jan  9 01:18:30 2021

 

Any solutions plz.

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