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selby maake
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6248 Fabric Interconnects FC interfaces and MDS ports license

Hi,

I need help. I need to configure FC port-channel between 2x MDS 9148 and 2x Cisco Fabric Interconnects. My main problem here is FC interfaces are not appearing on the Fabric Interconnects (UCS Manager). I only see ethernet ports. Do i need to turn on unified ports or do i need license for FC?

I also connected the ds-sfp-fc8g-sw SFP's but i am getting the error "Operation state failed, reason: SFP Validation failed"

Another thing, all 48 FC ports on the MDS 9148 switches acquire license. Aren't they supposed to come with 16 ports activated by default?

Any Ideas?


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Walter Dey
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Hi Selby

FI 6248 has unified ports, by default, all are Ethernet; therefore as a first step, you have to configure FC ports.

You need just Ethernet port licenses, which are also universal.

see eg.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3763853#3763853

For the MDS 9148 licensing have a look at

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/storage-networking/mds-9148-multilayer-fabric-switch/data_sheet_c78-571411.html

There are bundles with

Cisco MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch with 16, 32 or 48 8-Gbps active ports

Good luck

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Walter Dey
Advocate

Hi Selby

FI 6248 has unified ports, by default, all are Ethernet; therefore as a first step, you have to configure FC ports.

You need just Ethernet port licenses, which are also universal.

see eg.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3763853#3763853

For the MDS 9148 licensing have a look at

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/storage-networking/mds-9148-multilayer-fabric-switch/data_sheet_c78-571411.html

There are bundles with

Cisco MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch with 16, 32 or 48 8-Gbps active ports

Good luck

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selby maake
Beginner

Thanks Wdey

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