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  • 1. IBM v2IBM ® BladeCenter ™ 09 05 BladeCenter ™ Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics v2 09 05Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics IBM ® BladeCenter ™ Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide QLogic and McDATA Alliance The first embedded blade server switch co-developed by two companies, the McDATA 6-port Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer® BladeCenter™, incorporates QLogic switch hardware plus firmware that enables interoperability in McDATA fabrics. The embedded blade server switch features a suite of advanced features for the enterprise including McDATA-mode interoperability from core-to-edge, open exchange of management data, zoning, security and partitioning. for McDATA Fabrics About McDATA (www.McDATA.com) McDATA (Nasdaq:MCDTA - News; Nasdaq:MCDT - News) is the only vendor today uniquely positioned to deliver a unified information infrastructure--key to enabling a world where digital data is instantly transformed into useful information, accessed--anytime, anywhere. With more than 20 years of storage networking experience, McDATAs comprehensive product portfolio enables partners and customers around the world to reduce the total cost of storage management today and be ready to adapt to the real-time information demands of tomorrow. Trusted in the worlds largest data centers, McDATA connects more than two-thirds of all the worlds networked data, powering the latest e-business applications, customer databases, financial traffic and other mission-critical data. Powered by QLogic (www.qlogic.com) QLogic is the leading supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), Fibre Channel blade server switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, tape controllers and hard disk controllers. The Company is also a leading supplier of iSCSI HBAs. QLogic products are delivered to small, medium and large enterprises around the world, powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance, Quantum, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ 100 Index. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com. Recent accolades include: • Nasdaq 100 Index • S&P 500 • Forbes Best 200 Best Small Companies • Network Computing Well Connected • 2004 InfoWorld "Rated Excellent" for the SANbox 5200 Fibre Channel Stackable Switch • 2005 Storage Magazine "SAN Product of the Year" • 2005 SANbox 5602 InfoStor and ASNP "Most Valuable Product Finalist" v2 09 05 SN0030951-00 Rev B 9/05
  • 2. IBM ® BladeCenter™ Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics Version 2.0
  • 3. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2005. All rights reserved.IBM Corporation and its strategic Partners, henceforth known as the "Partners," have agreed to provide a switchinteroperability reference document. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS"WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR APARTICULAR PURPOSE, INTEROPERABILITY, OR COMPATIBILITY. All of the Partners products are warranted inaccordance with the agreements under which the warranty for the products are provided. Unless otherwise specified,the product manufacturer, supplier, or publisher of non-Partner products provides warranty, service, and support directlyto you. THE PARTNERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE PARTNERSPRODUCTS OR NON-PARTNER PRODUCTS AND NO WARRANTY IS PROVIDED FOR EITHER THEFUNCTIONALITY OR PROBLEM RESOLUTION OF ANY PRODUCTS.The inclusion of the Partners switch interoperability is not a guarantee that they will work with the other designatedstorage products. In addition, not all software and hardware combinations created from compatible components willnecessarily function properly together. The following document includes products developed or distributed by companiesother than the Partners. The Partners do not provide service or support for the non-Partner products listed, but does notprohibit them from being used together with their storage products. During problem debug and resolution, the Partnersmay require that hardware or software additions be removed from products to provide problem determination andresolution on the supplied hardware/software. For support issues regarding non-Partner products, please contact themanufacturer of the product directly.This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Partners do not assume any liabilityfor damages caused by such errors as this information is provided "AS IS" for convenience only; the reader uses thisinformation at its own risk, and should confirm any information contained herein with the associated vendor. Changesare periodically made to the content of this document. These changes will be incorporated in new editions of the document.The Partners may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this documentat any time without notice.Any references in this information to non-Partner Web sites are provided for convenience only and do not in any mannerserve as an endorsement of those Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for thisSwitch Configuration Guide and the use of those Web sites is at your own risk. Information concerning non-Partnerproducts was obtained from the suppliers of those products, their published announcements, or other publicly availablesources. The Partners have not tested those products and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility,or any other claims related to those products. Questions about the capabilities of non-Partner products should beaddressed to the suppliers of those products.All statements regarding the Partners future direction or intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, andrepresent goals and objectives only. This information is only for planning purposes, any use of the information containedherein is at the users sole risk. The information herein is subject to change before the products described becomeavailable.IBM reserves the right to change specifications or other product information without notice. This publication could includetechnical inaccuracies or typographical errors. IBM makes no representations nor warranties regarding non-IBM productsor services. References herein to IBM products and services do not imply that IBM intends to make them available toother countries.IBM, the IBM logo, e(logo)server, BladeCenter, and TotalStorage are trademarks or registered trademarks of InternationalBusiness Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.McDATA, the McDATA logo, Intrepid, Sphereon, CNT, and the CNT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks ofMcDATA Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.Microsoft is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.QLogic, the QLogic logo, QLogic Press, the QLogic Press logo, Powered by QLogic, the Powered by QLogic logo,SANbox, SANbox2, SANsurfer, and SANsurfer Management Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of QLogicCorporation in the United States, other countries, or both.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE II VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 4. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.The IBM home page on the Internet can be found at ibm.com. Updated versions of this guide can be downloaded fromthe following IBM Web site: http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE III
  • 5. IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE IV VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 6. Table of ContentsIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 McDATA Fabric Mode and Open Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 McDATA Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Open Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IBM TotalStorage Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Contacting IBM eServer BladeCenter Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Other IBM TotalStorage Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Contacting McDATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7How to Use this Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Configuring for McDATA Fabric Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Security: SANtegrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Zones: Default Zone Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Zones: Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode . . . . . . . 41 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Security: SANtegrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Zones: Default Zone Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE V
  • 7. Table of Contents Fabric Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Zones: Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode. . . . . . 61 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches . . . . . . . . . 64 Security: SANtegrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Zones: Default Zone Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Fabric Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Zones: Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79Configuring for Open Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Before You Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Domain ID Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Timeout Values, Open Fabric Mode, and Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . 87 Zones: Zone Set Names and Zone Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Zones: Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . . . 105 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE VI VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 8. Table of Contents Before You Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Domain ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Operating Mode and Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Zones: Verification and Disabling Default Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode . . . . . . . . 121 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Before You Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches . . . . . . . . . 126 Domain ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Operating Mode and Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Zones: Verification and Disabling Default Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode. . . . . . 137 Configuration Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Supported Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Domain ID Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Timeout Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Principal Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Active Zone Set Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Zone Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 McDATA Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 IBM eServer BladeCenter Specific Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE VII
  • 9. Table of Contents Operating Mode Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Successful Integration Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE VIII VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 10. IntroductionThe IBM eServer BladeCenter Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics provides the detailsneeded to configure and deploy McDATA® switched fabrics in an IBM eServer® BladeCenter™environment. Detailed switch configuration data and step-by-step configuration procedures areprovided to facilitate integration of the IBM eServer BladeCenter with McDATA switched fabrics inMcDATA Fabric mode or McDATA’s Open Fabric mode.McDATA Fabric Mode and Open Fabric ModeCustomers can use the McDATA Fibre Channel switch modules (hereinafter referred to as McDATAFCSMs) in McDATA Fabric mode or McDATA’s Open Fabric mode, depending upon theirconfiguration needs.McDATA Fabric ModeThe following McDATA Fibre Channel switch modules are the only switch modules that provideMcDATA-enabled functionality for use in BladeCenter/McDATA deployments:■ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1833)■ McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905)■ McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790)McDATA fabrics encompass nearly two-thirds of the world’s SAN attached data—currentlydeployed in over 10,000 data centers worldwide at the heart of many of the world’s most complexand demanding data networks. McDATA fabrics are relied upon by the enterprise to ensurecontinuous operation of their most critical business applications. The McDATA FCSMs feature asuite of advanced management features for the enterprise, including interoperability fromcore-to-edge, open exchange of management data for fabric services, zoning, and security. TheMcDATA FCSMs support HotCAT® functionality for non-disruptive code load and activation.HotCAT functionality is the ability to load code into system memory, and activate it without disruptingfabric services. When a McDATA FCSM is in McDATA Fabric mode, it takes on a McDATA Fabricservices and HotCAT® functionality. McDATA Fabric mode optimizes Fabric Services for largefabric deployments that are not taken offline.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 1
  • 11. IntroductionMcDATA Fabric Mode and Open Fabric ModeOpen Fabric ModeOpen Fabric mode complies with the second revision of the Fibre Channel switch standard(FC-SW-2). FC-SW-2 is an open standard for switch-to-switch communication, allowing end usersto choose best-in-class products with the assurance that these products can be deployed inmulti-vendor storage area networks (SANs). Fibre Channel switches complying with this standardcommunicate connectivity and configuration information, path selection, and routing, as well asmanagement and event services using the same language. FC-SW-2 also provides standardizedmechanisms for SAN management. These applications can configure, manage, and monitormulti-vendor Fibre Channel SANs from any particular point in the fabric.The McDATA FCSMs, along with McDATA Intrepid directors, McDATA Sphereon switches, andMcDATA CNT FC/9000 directors, can communicate across three specified FC-SW-2 levels,enabling end-users to deploy products that best suit their needs.Level 1 addresses switch connectivity and configuration by allowing Fibre Channel switches tointeroperate at the link level and by enabling switches to be configured as part of physical andlogical configurations (such as Zoning). Fabric Zones allow customers to partition their storagenetwork based on application requirements and to create virtual private SANs within a larger SAN.Level 2 defines path selection and routing, which create interoperability at the operational level.The fabric shortest path first (FSPF) selection process, which is a key element of FC-SW-2, allowspaths to be set up between end devices using multi-switch fabrics. This enables customers todesign and implement Fibre Channel configurations based on their individual requirements.Level 3 specifies management and event services. These services allow Fibre Channel servicesto be implemented using a distributed model, increasing availability and scalability throughout theentire fabric. The Name Server and Management Server allow the physical and logical SANtopology to be discovered through upper-level SAN management applications, thereby facilitatingresource management and capacity planning. Event services create the means for SANadministrators to be notified in case of configuration changes, allowing them to take appropriateaction.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 2 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 12. Introduction IBM TotalStorage SupportIBM TotalStorage SupportThis guide is limited to stating vendor switch interoperability with McDATA FCSMs using eitherMcDATA Fabric mode or Open Fabric mode for switch-to-switch communication. This guide is notintended to provide interoperability support statements for IBM TotalStorage or other Fibre Channelstorage vendor products of SAN configurations.For interoperability and technical support information for IBM TotalStorage products, please usethe support and interoperability URLs for IBM or other vendor products listed below.Contacting IBM eServer BladeCenter SupportFor more information about merging the IBM eServer BladeCenter with other switched fabrics,please contact IBM customer service. Resources can be found at the following IBM Web sites: IBM eServer BladeCenter http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/ IBM support for McDATA FCSM http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ IBM Technical Support http://www.ibm.com/support/us/ NOTE: If you are contacting IBM technical support concerning implementing multi-vendor switches, specify machine type as BladeCenter so that your questions can be routed to the appropriate support representative. IBM eServer BladeCenter Literature http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/eserver/bladecenter/literature.html McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1833) Product Information http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/switch/switch_fibrechannel_overview.ht ml McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) Product Information http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/switch/switch_fibrechannel_overview.ht mlIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 3
  • 13. IntroductionIBM TotalStorage Support McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) Installation Guide http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-59840 Management Guide: http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-59910 Switch Module Firmware http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-600 77 SANsurfer Switch Manager version for AIX http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-604 94 SANsurfer Switch Manager version for Windows http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-604 98 SANsurfer Switch Manager version for Linux http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-604 96Other IBM TotalStorage ContactsFor information on specific IBM products, refer to the following resources: IBM DS4000 (formerly FAStT) Storage Interoperability Matrix http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/disk/ds4000/interop-matrix.html IBM DS6000 Storage Interoperability Matrix http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/disk/ds6000/interop.html IBM DS8000 Storage Interoperability Matrix http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/disk/ds8000/interop.html IBM Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Interoperability Matrix http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/disk/ess/interop-matrix.html IBM TotalStorage Technical Support http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/index.html IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Switch 2026-224 SAN24M http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/san/2026-224 IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Switch 2026-E12 SAN12M http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/san/2026-E12 IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Switch 2026-416 SAN16M-2 http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/san/m_type/san16m-2/express/IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 4 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 14. Introduction IBM TotalStorage Support IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Switch 2026-432 SAN32M-2 http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/san/m_type/san32m-2/express/ IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Director 2027-140 SAN140M http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/san/2027-140 IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Director 2027-232 SAN 32M http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/san/2027-232 IBM TotalStorage SAN Fibre Channel Director 2027-256 SAN256M http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/san/2027-256 IBM TotalStorage SAN m-type Switch Family http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/san/m_type/Contacting McDATA For the most recent updated information on McDATA fabric interoperability, see: http://www.mcdata.com/products/interoperability.html. For more information about McDATA and its products, visit the McDATA Resource library: http://www.mcdata.com/wwwapp/resourcelibrary/jsp/navpages/index.jsp?mcdata_category=w ww_resource&resource=index.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 5
  • 15. IntroductionIBM TotalStorage SupportIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 6 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 16. Supported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environment inMcDATA Fabric mode and Open Fabric mode. IBM eServer BladeCenter Supported Switches Switch Modela,b McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1833)c McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790)d Notes aFor the current firmware versions, contact IBM support. bTo add SAN connectivity to the server blade, use one of the following: QLogic 4Gb Standard Fibre Channel Expansion Card for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 26R0884) QLogic 4Gb SFF Fibre Channel Expansion Card for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 26R0890) cTo upgrade from the McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter to the McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter, use the following: QLogic/McDATA 10-port Upgrade for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1912). d This switch is 2Gb only.The McDATA FCSMs have tested interoperable in McDATA Fabric mode and Open Fabric modewith the following switches from McDATA. McDATA Supported Switches Switch Modela Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140) Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432) CNT FC/9000 Directorb IBM TotalStorage SAN256N Enterprise Director Model N16 (IBM 2045-N16) Note a For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support. b The CNT FC/9000 Director does not support McDATA Fabric mode.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 7
  • 17. Supported SwitchesThe following chapters provide information about merging the IBM eServer BladeCenter withMcDATA fabrics:■ Configuring for McDATA Fabric Mode (see page 13)■ Configuring for Open Fabric Mode (see page 81)IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 8 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 18. How to Use this GuideThe IBM eServer BladeCenter Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics provides detailedswitch configuration data and step-by-step configuration procedures for merging the IBM eServerBladeCenter with McDATA switched fabrics.NOTE: Updated versions of this guide can be downloaded from the following IBM Web site: http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/.The IBM eServer BladeCenter Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics is organized asdescribed below. For a visual representation, see page 11.McDATA FCSMs Chapters■ Configuration Considerations. Details the configuration considerations, including features not supported by the McDATA switches and McDATA FCSMs.■ Integration Checklist. Lists the steps that must be completed to successfully merge the fabrics.■ Supported Switches. The supported switches for which this information applies.■ Configuration Procedures. This guide provides graphical user interface (GUI) information, as appropriate, for the following: ❑ Security: SANtegrity ❑ Domain ID Configuration ❑ Timout Values ❑ Operating Mode ❑ Zone Verification ❑ Default Zone Setting ❑ Zone Configuration■ Successful Integration Checklist. Lists the steps to be taken after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.McDATA Intrepid Director, McDATA Sphereon Switch, and McDATA CNT FC/9000 DirectorChapters■ Configuration Considerations. Details the configuration considerations, including features not supported by the McDATA switches and McDATA FCSMs.■ Integration Checklist. Lists the steps that must be completed to successfully merge the fabrics.■ Supported Switches. The supported switches for which this information applies.■ Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings. The procedures for backing up and restoring the current switch configuration data.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 9
  • 19. How to Use this Guide■ Before You Configure. For Open Fabric mode chapters, this section provides Domain ID and zone configuration considerations.■ Configuration Procedures For McDATA Fabric mode, this guide provides graphical user interface (GUI) information, as appropriate, for the following: ❑ Domain ID Configuration ❑ Security: SANtegrity ❑ Default Zone Setting ❑ Fabric Verification ❑ Zone Configuration For Open Fabric mode, this guide provides graphical user interface (GUI) information, as appropriate, for the following: ❑ Domain ID Configuration ❑ Operating Mode Configuration ❑ Timeout Values ❑ Default Zone Setting ❑ Zone Verification ❑ Zone Configuration■ Successful Integration Checklist. Lists the steps to be taken after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.In addition, refer to the Glossary (see page 155) for terms used in this guide and to the Index (seepage 159) for quick reference to key topics.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 10 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 20. How to Use this Guide Visual Representation of How the Chapters Are Organized Configuration Integration Backing Up and Restoring Considerations Checklist Supported Switches the Current Configuration Settings Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Supported Switches Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches After the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM: Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode in McDATA Fabric Mode Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ✓ Configure zoning (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 74). ✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 79). The following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with an Configuration Considerations IBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA configuration considerations are as follows. Supported Switches ■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 24 interconnected The following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environment in switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support. McDATA Fabric mode. They have tested interoperable with the following switches from McDATA. ■ All enhanced McDATA features are supported. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported Switches Manufacturer Switch Modela Integration Checklist QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) The following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples. McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable. (IBM 32R1790) ATTENTION!! McDATA Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) ■ Back up the current switch configuration data prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (see the first step for details). Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432) Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenter ■ Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, Note it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours. a For the current firmware versions, see the IBM eServer BladeCenter SAN Interoperability Quick Reference Before the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM: at the following QLogic Web site: http://www.qlogic.com/interopguide/info.asp. Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ✓ Back up the current switch configuration data (see “Backing Up and Restoring the Current Back up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATA Configuration Settings” on page 63). and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goes wrong. ✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 62). If you are on an EOS release prior to 8.xx.xx, use the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility (CBR) to backup and restore your configuration. To download CBR and the Configuration Backup ✓ If SANtegrity is licensed and enabled on the existing McDATA fabric, verify and add the McDATA and Restore Utility Installation and User Guide, go to the McDATA Filecenter at FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric for all McDATA switches with which it will be physically http://www.mcdata.com/filecenter/template?page=index. Optionally, you can use EFCM connected (see “Security: SANtegrity” on page 64). (version 8.6 and later). ✓ Disable default zoning (see “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 71). NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch. Note the following: ■ Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the McDATA server hard disk drive. ■ The configuration can only be restored to a switch with the same IP address. IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICS VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 61 IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICS PAGE 62 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICS VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 63 Successful Configuration Integration Procedures Checklist Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches Successful Integration Checklist Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 18. Verify that the new Zone Set is active: verify that Active State is Active. Configuring McDATA switches to connect via cable to the McDATA FCSM involves using EFCM (Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager) Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) to do the following: ■ Security: SANtegrity (see page 64) ❑ SANtegrity: License Verification ❑ SANtegrity: Verify Enabled and Configure Membership List ■ Zones: Default Zone Setting (see page 71) After the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are physically connected, do the following: ■ Fabric Verification (see page 73) ■ Zones: Configuration (see page 74) NOTE: IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode. NOTE: For the procedure, you will need to provide the Domain ID and WWN of the McDATA FCSM and each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to it. Obtain this information before proceeding. Security: SANtegrity SANtegrity provides Domain ID and WWN security for E_Port, F_Port, and fabric connections. If your existing McDATA fabric has SANtegrity and fabric binding enabled, you will need to do the following in order to verify and add the new McDATA FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric. This process applies to all McDATA switches with which the McDATA FCSM will be physically connected. Successful Integration Checklist NOTE: Perform the following steps after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update. If everything verifies, the McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics have ■ Security is available only with the SANtegrity Enhanced PFE key. Contact IBM sales for successfully merged. more information about obtaining SANtegrity licenses. ✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches. ■ If the McDATA switch does not have a SANtegrity license or SANtegrity is not enabled, proceed to “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 71. ✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated. ✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch. Before proceeding with SANtegrity, ensure that the secure sockets layer (SSL) is enabled so that you will be able to configure fabric binding. Do the following: ✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge. 1. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Services. 2. The System Service dialog box displays. Ensure that the SSL check box is selected. Click OK. After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need to be taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support. IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICS IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICS PAGE 64 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 79IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 11 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 21. How to Use this GuideIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 12 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 22. Configuring for McDATA Fabric Mode McDATA Fabric ModeThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environment inMcDATA Fabric mode. They have tested interoperable with the following switches from McDATA. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATAb Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140) Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.b The CNT FC/9000 Director (IBM TotalStorage SAN256N Enterprise Director Model N16 (IBM 2045-N16))does not support McDATA Fabric mode.The following chapters provide detailed information about merging McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics in McDATA Fabric mode. The procedure involves configuring the McDATAFCSM, configuring the McDATA switches, and then connecting the cable from the McDATA FCSMto the McDATA switch.■ Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode (see page 15)■ Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode (see page 41)■ Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode (see page 61)IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 13
  • 23. Configuring for McDATA Fabric ModeIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 14 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 24. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 24 interconnected switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ All enhanced McDATA features are supported.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hoursBefore the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 16).✓ Ensure that the McDATA FCSM has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see “Domain ID Configuration” on page 19).✓ If SANtegrity is licensed and enabled on the existing McDATA fabric, verify and add the McDATA FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric for all McDATA switches with which it will be physically connected (see “Security: SANtegrity” on page 22).✓ Ensure that the Default Zone setting for the McDATA fabric and the McDATA FCSM match (see “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 31).After the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Configure zoning (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 33).✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 40).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 15
  • 25. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeSupported SwitchesSupported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environment inMcDATA Fabric mode. They have tested interoperable with the following switches from McDATA. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140) Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 16 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 26. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Supported SwitchesThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 17
  • 27. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMConfiguring the McDATA FCSM to connect via cable to McDATA switches involves using theMcDATA SANbrowser to do the following:■ Domain ID Configuration■ Security: SANtegrity■ Default Zone VerificationAfter the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are physically connected, do the following■ Zone Configuration NOTE: IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.NOTE: For the procedure, you will need to provide the Domain ID and WWN of the McDATA FCSM and each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to it. Obtain this information before proceeding.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 18 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 28. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMDomain ID Configuration 1. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA FCSM’s IP Address and press ENTER. A Java verification is performed. If the Java plug-in version is less than 1.4.2_06, update the java version at www.java.com. 2. The McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Click Add to add the McDATA FCSM.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 19
  • 29. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM 3. From the Add a New Fabric—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, do the following: a. In the IP Address box, enter the IP Address. b. In the Login Name box, enter the user name for the McDATA FCSM. The default is USERID. c. In the Password box, enter the password for the McDATA FCSM. The default is PASSW0RD, where the 0 in PASSW0RD is a zero. d. Click Add Fabric. 4. The Non-secure connection check message displays. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 20 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 30. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM 5. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Switch Properties. 6. From the Switch Properties dialog box, do the following: a. In the Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID for the McDATA FCSM. b. Select the Domain ID Lock Enable radio button to ensure that the McDATA FCSM always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 21
  • 31. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMSecurity: SANtegritySANtegrity provides Domain ID and WWN security for E_Port, F_Port, and fabric connections. Ifyour existing McDATA fabric has SANtegrity and fabric binding enabled, you will need to do thefollowing in order to allow the McDATA FCSM to connect to the existing McDATA fabric. Thisprocess applies to the McDATA FCSM and all McDATA switches with which it will be physicallyconnected.NOTE: ■ Security is available only with the SANtegrity Enhanced PFE key. Contact IBM sales for more information about obtaining SANtegrity licenses. ■ If the McDATA switch does not have a SANtegrity license or SANtegrity is not enabled, proceed to “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 31.Before proceeding with SANtegrity, ensure that the secure sockets layer (SSL) is enabled so thatyou will be able to configure fabric binding. Do the following: 7. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Services. 8. The System Service dialog box displays. Ensure that the SSL check box is selected. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 22 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 32. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMTo configure security using SANtegrity, do the following: 9. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Security menu, select Edit Security Config.10. The Security Config—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Ensure that the Fabric Binding Enabled check box is selected. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 23
  • 33. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM11. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Security menu, select Edit Security.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 24 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 34. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM12. The Edit Security—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Click the Security Set button.13. The Create a Security Set—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. In the Security Set Name box, enter a security set name. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 25
  • 35. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM14. The Edit Security—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Click to highlight the newly created security set. Click the Security Group button to create a security group within the selected security set.15. The Create a Security Group—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. In the Security Group Name box, enter a security group name. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 26 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 36. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM16. The Edit Security—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Click to highlight the newly created security group. Click the Security Member button to add the members.17. The Create a Security Group Member—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Do the following: NOTE: You must have the WWN and Domain ID of the McDATA FCSM you are currently managing. a. In the Group Member (WWN) box, enter the WWN of the McDATA FCSM. b. In the Domain ID Binding box, enter the Domain ID of the McDATA FCSM. c. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 27
  • 37. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM18. Repeat step 16 and step 17 for all the McDATA switches that you will be physically connecting to the McDATA FCSM.19. The Edit Security—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click Apply to save your configuration.20. The Security Data message informs you that the security data is saved. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 28 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 38. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM21. From the Edit Security—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click OK to close the dialog box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 29
  • 39. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM22. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Security menu, select Activate Security Set.23. The Activate Security Set—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. From the Select Security Set drop-down list, select the security set that you want to activate. Click Activate to activate the security set.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 30 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 40. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMZones: Default Zone SettingThe Default Zone setting for the McDATA fabric and the McDATA FCSM must match; otherwise,the switches will not connect. By default, McDATA fabrics have Default Zoning disabled. Do thefollowing to verify and modify the Default Zone setting:24. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning Config.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 31
  • 41. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM25. The Zoning Configuration—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Verify that the Default Zone settings match between the McDATA fabric and the McDATA FCSM. Do one of the following: ❑ If the McDATA fabric Default Zone setting is disabled, ensure that the McDATA FCSM Default Zone check box is clear. Click OK. ❑ If the McDATA fabric Default Zone setting is enabled, ensure that the McDATA FCSM Default Zone check box is selected. Click OK.NOTE: The McDATA FCSM is now ready to be connected to configured McDATA switches. Proceed to the following chapters to configure the McDATA switches for connection via a cable. ❑ Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode (see page 61) ❑ Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode (see page 41) Once the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are ready, connect the cable between the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switch. Do this for all McDATA switches to be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM. Proceed with the remainder of the chapter after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 32 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 42. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMZones: ConfigurationNOTE: The procedures below use the McDATA SANbrowser. IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 74) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.26. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 33
  • 43. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM27. From the Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click the Zone Set button to add a new Zone Set.28. The Create A Zone Set dialog box displays. In the Zone Set Name box, enter the name for the new Zone Set. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 34 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 44. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM29. The Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays the new Zone Set. In the left panel, click to highlight the new Zone Set. Click the Zone button to add a new zone within the new Zone Set.30. The Create a Zone dialog box displays. In the Zone Name box, enter the Zone name. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 35
  • 45. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM31. The Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays the new Zone. Do the following: a. In the left panel, click to highlight the newly created Zone. b. In the right panel, click the WWN or Port of each device that you want to add to the newly created zone. You can use the CONTROL key on your keyboard to select more than one member. c. Click the Insert button to add the WWN or Port of each device joining the Zone.32. Repeat step 29 through step 31 until you have created all the desired zones.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 36 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 46. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM33. When you are finished creating your zones, from the Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click Apply to save your configuration.34. The Save Zoning & Error Check dialog box displays. Click Perform Error Check to ensure there are no errors within your zoning scheme.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 37
  • 47. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM35. When the error check completes with zero errors, click Save Zoning to save your Zone Set and Zones.36. The Zone Set Activation dialog box displays. Do one of the following: ❑ To save the zoning changes and activate a Zone Set, click Yes. The Select Zone Set to be Activated dialog box displays. From the Select Zone Set drop-down box, select the Zone Set. Click OK. ❑ To save the zoning changes without activating the Zone Set, click No.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 38 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 48. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM37. When the save is complete, the Save Zoning & Error Check dialog box displays. Click Close to close the dialog box.38. From the Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click Close.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 39
  • 49. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in McDATA Fabric ModeSuccessful Integration Checklist39. Verify that the new Zone Set is active: From the McDATA SANbrowser—Topology dialog box, click the Activate Zoneset tab. The Zone Sets display in the bottom panel. Verify that the new Zone Set is active.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics havesuccessfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 40 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 50. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 24 interconnected switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ All enhanced McDATA features are supported.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! ■ Back up the current switch configuration data prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (see the first step for details). ■ Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.Before the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Back up the current switch configuration data (see “Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings” on page 43).✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 42).✓ If SANtegrity is licensed and enabled on the existing McDATA fabric, verify and add the McDATA FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric for all McDATA switches with which it will be physically connected (see “Security: SANtegrity” on page 44).✓ Disable default zoning (see “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 51).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 41
  • 51. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeSupported SwitchesAfter the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Configure zoning (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 54).✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 59).Supported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environment inMcDATA Fabric mode. They have tested interoperable with the following directors from McDATA. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140)NoteaFor the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 42 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 52. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterBacking Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsBack up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATAand IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goeswrong.If you are on an EOS release prior to 8.xx.xx, use the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility(CBR) to backup and restore your configuration. To download CBR and the Configuration Backupand Restore Utility Installation and User Guide, go to the McDATA Filecenter athttp://www.mcdata.com/filecenter/template?page=index. Optionally, you can use EFCM(version 8.6 and later).NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch.Note the following:■ Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the McDATA server hard disk drive.■ The configuration can only be restored to a switch with the same IP address.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 43
  • 53. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsConfiguring McDATA switches to connect via cable to the McDATA FCSM involves using EFCM(Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager) Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) to do the following:■ Security: SANtegrity (see page 44) ❑ SANtegrity: License Verification ❑ SANtegrity: Verify Enabled and Configure Membership List■ Zones: Default Zone Setting (see page 51)After the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are physically connected, do the following:■ Fabric Verification (see page 53)■ Zones: Configuration (see page 54) NOTE: IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.NOTE: For the procedure, you will need to provide the Domain ID and WWN of the McDATA FCSM and each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to it. Obtain this information before proceeding.Security: SANtegritySANtegrity provides Domain ID and WWN security for E_Port, F_Port, and fabric connections. Ifyour existing McDATA fabric has SANtegrity and fabric binding enabled, you will need to do thefollowing in order to verify and add the new McDATA FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric. Thisprocess applies to all McDATA switches with which the McDATA FCSM will be physically connected.NOTE: ■ Security is available only with the SANtegrity Enhanced PFE key. Contact IBM sales for more information about obtaining SANtegrity licenses. ■ If the McDATA switch does not have a SANtegrity license or SANtegrity is not enabled, proceed to “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 51.Before proceeding with SANtegrity, ensure that the secure sockets layer (SSL) is enabled so thatyou will be able to configure fabric binding. Do the following: 1. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Services. 2. The System Service dialog box displays. Ensure that the SSL check box is selected. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 44 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 54. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsSANtegrity: License VerificationVerify whether the SANtegrity license is installed on each McDATA switch that you want to physicallyconnect with a cable to the McDATA FCSM. 3. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA switch’s IP Address and press ENTER. Log in using your login ID and password. 4. The EFCM Basic Edition—Topology dialog box displays. Click the Switch Details button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 45
  • 55. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 5. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, select Optional Features.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 46 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 56. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 6. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Maintenance Feature Installation dialog box, verify that SANtegity Binding is installed; this indicates that the McDATA switch has a SANtegrity license.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 47
  • 57. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsSANtegrity: Verify Enabled and Configure Membership ListDo the following to verify that SANtegrity is enabled and configured. For each McDATA switch thatyou want to connect via cable to the McDATA FCSM, you will be ensuring that the McDATA FCSMis on its SANtegrity membership list. 7. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Maintenance Feature Installation dialog box Security menu, select Fabric Binding.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 48 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 58. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 8. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Security > Fabric Binding dialog box, verify that Fabric Binding Status is Active. If active, proceed to the next step. If inactive, proceed to “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 51.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 49
  • 59. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 9. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Security > Fabric Binding dialog box, add to the Fabric Binding Membership List (FBML) the McDATA FCSM and each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM. For the McDATA FCSM, do the following: ❑ In the Domain ID box, enter the Domain ID of the McDATA FCSM. ❑ In the WWN box, enter the world wide name of the McDATA FCSM. ❑ Click the Add button. For each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM, do the following: ❑ In the Domain ID box, enter the Domain ID of the McDATA switch. ❑ In the WWN box, enter the world wide name of the McDATA switch. ❑ Click the Add button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 50 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 60. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsZones: Default Zone SettingDo the following to disable default zoning.10. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Security > Fabric Binding dialog box Configure menu, select Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 51
  • 61. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors11. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to disable default zoning. a. Click the Disable button. b. When the confirmation message displays, click OK.NOTE: Once the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are ready, connect the cable between the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switch. Do this for all McDATA switches to be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM. Proceed with the remainder of the chapter after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 52 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 62. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsFabric Verification12. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to verify the fabric. a. Select the Fabric menu button. b. Verify that the McDATA FCSM displays in the topology.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 53
  • 63. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsZones: ConfigurationNOTE: The procedures below use EFCM Basic Edition. IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.13. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Topology dialog box, click the Switch Details button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 54 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 64. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors14. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, select Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 55
  • 65. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors15. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to create a new Zone Set. a. In the Zone Set box, enter the Zone Set name. b. Click Update.16. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to add Zone members within a Zone Set. a. In the Zone Name box, type the Zone name. b. Do one of the following to add Zone members within a Zone Set. NOTE: Repeat this process for each zone member that you want to add. ❑ To add a zone member using the attached node WWN, select the WWN from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list. Click the right arrow to move the Zone member from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list to the Zone Name section Pending Zone Members box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 56 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 66. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors ❑ To add a zone member using the WWN, select the Potential Zone Members section World Wide Name radio button and enter the WWN in the WWN box. Click Add to move the Zone member from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list to the Zone Name section Pending Zone Members box. ❑ To add a zone member using the Domain ID port number, select the Potential Zone Members section Domain radio button, enter the Domain ID in the Domain box, and enter the port number in the Port box. Click Add to move the Zone member from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list to the Zone Name section Pending Zone Members box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 57
  • 67. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors17. When you have completed adding the zone members, do the following to save and activate the Zone Set with the Zones and Zone members. a. Click Activate. b. When the confirmation messages display, click OK. A message displays stating that the changes to the Zoning configuration have been successfully activated.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 58 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 68. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric Mode Successful Integration Checklist18. Verify that the new Zone Set is active: verify that Active State is Active.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics havesuccessfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 59
  • 69. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in McDATA Fabric ModeSuccessful Integration ChecklistIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 60 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 70. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 24 interconnected switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ All enhanced McDATA features are supported.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! ■ Back up the current switch configuration data prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (see the first step for details). ■ Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.Before the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Back up the current switch configuration data (see “Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings” on page 63).✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 62).✓ If SANtegrity is licensed and enabled on the existing McDATA fabric, verify and add the McDATA FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric for all McDATA switches with which it will be physically connected (see “Security: SANtegrity” on page 64).✓ Disable default zoning (see “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 71).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 61
  • 71. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeSupported SwitchesAfter the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Configure zoning (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 74).✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 79).Supported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environment inMcDATA Fabric mode. They have tested interoperable with the following switches from McDATA. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 62 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 72. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterBacking Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsBack up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATAand IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goeswrong.If you are on an EOS release prior to 8.xx.xx, use the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility(CBR) to backup and restore your configuration. To download CBR and the Configuration Backupand Restore Utility Installation and User Guide, go to the McDATA Filecenter athttp://www.mcdata.com/filecenter/template?page=index. Optionally, you can use EFCM(version 8.6 and later).NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch.Note the following:■ Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the McDATA server hard disk drive.■ The configuration can only be restored to a switch with the same IP address.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 63
  • 73. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesConfiguring McDATA switches to connect via cable to the McDATA FCSM involves using EFCM(Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager) Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) to do the following:■ Security: SANtegrity (see page 64) ❑ SANtegrity: License Verification ❑ SANtegrity: Verify Enabled and Configure Membership List■ Zones: Default Zone Setting (see page 71)After the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are physically connected, do the following:■ Fabric Verification (see page 73)■ Zones: Configuration (see page 74) NOTE: IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.NOTE: For the procedure, you will need to provide the Domain ID and WWN of the McDATA FCSM and each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to it. Obtain this information before proceeding.Security: SANtegritySANtegrity provides Domain ID and WWN security for E_Port, F_Port, and fabric connections. Ifyour existing McDATA fabric has SANtegrity and fabric binding enabled, you will need to do thefollowing in order to verify and add the new McDATA FCSM to the existing McDATA fabric. Thisprocess applies to all McDATA switches with which the McDATA FCSM will be physically connected.NOTE: ■ Security is available only with the SANtegrity Enhanced PFE key. Contact IBM sales for more information about obtaining SANtegrity licenses. ■ If the McDATA switch does not have a SANtegrity license or SANtegrity is not enabled, proceed to “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 71.Before proceeding with SANtegrity, ensure that the secure sockets layer (SSL) is enabled so thatyou will be able to configure fabric binding. Do the following: 1. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Services. 2. The System Service dialog box displays. Ensure that the SSL check box is selected. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 64 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 74. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesSANtegrity: License VerificationVerify whether the SANtegrity license is installed on each McDATA switch that you want to physicallyconnect with a cable to the McDATA FCSM. 3. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA switch’s IP Address and press ENTER. Log in using your login ID and password. 4. The EFCM Basic Edition—Topology dialog box displays. Click the Switch Details button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 65
  • 75. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 5. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, select Optional Features.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 66 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 76. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 6. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Maintenance Feature Installation dialog box, verify that SANtegity Binding is installed; this indicates that the McDATA switch has a SANtegrity license.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 67
  • 77. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesSANtegrity: Verify Enabled and Configure Membership ListDo the following to verify that SANtegrity is enabled and configured. For each McDATA switch thatyou want to connect via cable to the McDATA FCSM, you will be ensuring that the McDATA FCSMis on its SANtegrity membership list. 7. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Maintenance Feature Installation dialog box Security menu, select Fabric Binding.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 68 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 78. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 8. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Security > Fabric Binding dialog box, verify that Fabric Binding Status is Active. If active, proceed to the next step. If inactive, proceed to “Zones: Default Zone Setting” on page 71.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 69
  • 79. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 9. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Security > Fabric Binding dialog box, add to the Fabric Binding Membership List (FBML) the McDATA FCSM and each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM. For the McDATA FCSM, do the following: ❑ In the Domain ID box, enter the Domain ID of the McDATA FCSM. ❑ In the WWN box, enter the world wide name of the McDATA FCSM. ❑ Click the Add button. For each McDATA switch that will be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM, do the following: ❑ In the Domain ID box, enter the Domain ID of the McDATA switch. ❑ In the WWN box, enter the world wide name of the McDATA switch. ❑ Click the Add button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 70 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 80. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesZones: Default Zone SettingDo the following to disable default zoning.10. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Security > Fabric Binding dialog box Configure menu, select Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 71
  • 81. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches11. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to disable default zoning. a. Click the Disable button. b. When the confirmation message displays, click OK.NOTE: Once the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are ready, connect the cable between the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switch. Do this for all McDATA switches to be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM. Proceed with the remainder of the chapter after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 72 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 82. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesFabric Verification12. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to verify the fabric. a. Select the Fabric menu button. b. Verify that the McDATA FCSM displays in the topology.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 73
  • 83. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesZones: ConfigurationNOTE: The procedures below use EFCM Basic Edition. IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) or EFCM (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.13. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Topology dialog box, click the Switch Details button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 74 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 84. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches14. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, select Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 75
  • 85. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches15. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to create a new Zone Set. a. In the Zone Set box, enter the Zone Set name. b. Click Update.16. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to add Zone members within a Zone Set. a. In the Zone Name box, type the Zone name. b. Do one of the following to add Zone members within a Zone Set. NOTE: Repeat this process for each zone member that you want to add. ❑ To add a zone member using the attached node WWN, select the WWN from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list. Click the right arrow to move the Zone member from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list to the Zone Name section Pending Zone Members box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 76 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 86. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches ❑ To add a zone member using the WWN, select the Potential Zone Members section World Wide Name radio button and enter the WWN in the WWN box. Click Add to move the Zone member from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list to the Zone Name section Pending Zone Members box. ❑ To add a zone member using the Domain ID port number, select the Potential Zone Members section Domain radio button, enter the Domain ID in the Domain box, and enter the port number in the Port box. Click Add to move the Zone member from the Potential Zone Members section Attached Nodes list to the Zone Name section Pending Zone Members box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 77
  • 87. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches17. When you have completed adding the zone members, do the following to save and activate the Zone Set with the Zones and Zone members. a. Click Activate. b. When the confirmation messages display, click OK. A message displays stating that the changes to the Zoning configuration have been successfully activated.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 78 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 88. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric Mode Successful Integration Checklist18. Verify that the new Zone Set is active: verify that Active State is Active.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics havesuccessfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 79
  • 89. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in McDATA Fabric ModeSuccessful Integration ChecklistIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 80 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 90. Configuring for Open Fabric Mode Open Fabric ModeThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environmentand comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. They have tested interoperable with the following switchesfrom McDATA that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140) Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432) CNT FC/9000 Director IBM TotalStorage SAN256N Enterprise Director Model N16 (IBM 2045-N16)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.The following chapters provide detailed information about merging McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics in Open Fabric mode: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM,configuring the McDATA switches, and then connecting the cable from the McDATA FCSM to theMcDATA switch.■ Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode (see page 83)■ Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode (see page 105)■ Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode (see page 121)■ Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode (see page 137)IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 81
  • 91. Configuring for Open Fabric ModeIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 82 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 92. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 31 interconnected switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ All features are fully supported and comply with industry standards.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hoursBefore the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 84).✓ For Domain ID and zone configuration considerations, read “Before You Configure” on page 85.✓ Configure timeout values, Open Fabric mode, and Domain ID (see “Timeout Values, Open Fabric Mode, and Domain ID Configuration” on page 87).✓ Ensure that none of the Zone Set and Zone names are the same and that the names conform to the standards (see “Zones: Zone Set Names and Zone Names” on page 94).After the McDATA switches are physically connected to the McDATA FCSM:✓ Configure zoning (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 96).✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 103).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 83
  • 93. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeSupported SwitchesSupported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environmentand comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. They have tested interoperable with the following switchesfrom McDATA that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140) Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432) CNT FC/9000 Director IBM TotalStorage SAN256N Enterprise Director Model N16 (IBM 2045-N16)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 84 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 94. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Before You ConfigureThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterBefore You ConfigureDomain ID Configuration ConsiderationsTo ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have anassigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the McDATAswitch and McDATA FCSM.The Domain ID should be locked and unique within the 97–127 (0x61–0x7f) range. This isequivalent to 1–31 on the McDATA switch. The following chart lists the McDATA Domain ID andthe corresponding IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain ID.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 85
  • 95. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeBefore You Configure McDATA Versus IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain IDsr IBM eServer IBM eServer IBM eServer McDATA BladeCenter McDATA BladeCenter McDATA BladeCenter Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID 1 97 11 107 21 117 2 98 12 108 22 118 3 99 13 109 23 119 4 100 14 110 24 120 5 101 15 111 25 121 6 102 16 112 26 122 7 103 17 113 27 123 8 104 18 114 28 124 9 105 19 115 29 125 10 106 20 116 30 126 — — — — 31 127Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set NamesThe Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique. If not, change one of the duplicatenames. All Zone Set and Zone names must conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for ZoneNaming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. Must be 1–64 characters in length. 2. All characters are ASCII. 3. First character is [a–z] or [A–Z]. 4. All other characters must be [a–z], [A–Z], [0–9], or the _ character. Other characters ($-^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone TypesAll zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply withFibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in thefabric. Below are steps to confirm the zone types.NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 86 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 96. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMConfiguring the McDATA FCSM to connect via cable to McDATA switches involves using theMcDATA SANbrowser to do the following:■ Timeout values, Open Fabric mode, and Domain ID configuration■ Zone Set name and Zone name verificationAfter the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are physically connected, do the following■ Zone ConfigurationTimeout Values, Open Fabric Mode, and Domain ID Configuration 1. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA FCSM’s IP Address and press ENTER. A Java verification is performed. If the Java plug-in version is less than 1.4.2_06, update the java version at www.java.com. 2. The McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Click Add to add the McDATA FCSM.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 87
  • 97. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM 3. From the Add a New Fabric—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, do the following a. In the Password box, enter the password for the McDATA FCSM. The default is PASSW0RD, where the 0 in PASSW0RD is a zero. b. Click Add Fabric. 4. The Non-Secure Connection Check message displays. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 88 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 98. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM 5. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Switch Properties. 6. From the Switch Properties dialog box Administrative State drop-down list, select offline. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 89
  • 99. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM 7. A message displays stating that the your changes have been completed. Click OK to continue. 8. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Advanced Switch Properties.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 90 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 100. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM 9. From the Advanced Switch Properties dialog box, select Advanced Switch Properties. a. In the Timeout Values section, do the following: ❑ In the R_A_TOV box, verify that the setting is 10000. If not, change the setting to 10000. ❑ In the E_D_TOV box, verify that the setting is 2000. If not, change the setting to 2000. b. In the Interop Mode section, select the Interop Mode Standard radio button to enable Open Fabric mode. c. Click OK.10. A warning concerning setting timeout values and Interoperability mode displays. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 91
  • 101. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM11. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Switch menu, select Switch Properties.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 92 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 102. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM12. From the Switch Properties dialog box, do the following: a. From the Administrative State drop-down list, select online. b. In the Domain ID box, set the Domain ID to a unique value between 97-127 (see “Domain ID Configuration Considerations” on page 85). c. Select the Domain ID Lock radio button. d. Click OK.13. A message informs you that your changes have been successfully completed. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 93
  • 103. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMZones: Zone Set Names and Zone Names14. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 94 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 104. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM15. The Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays. Compare the Zone Set and Zone names from each switch to ensure that none have the same name and the names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under “Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set Names” on page 86.NOTE: The McDATA FCSM is now ready to be connected to configured McDATA switches. Proceed to the following chapters to configure the McDATA switches for connection via a cable. ❑ Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode (see page 121) ❑ Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode (see page 105) Once the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switches are ready, connect the cable between the McDATA FCSM and the McDATA switch. Do this for all McDATA switches to be physically connected to the McDATA FCSM. Proceed with the remainder of the chapter after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric has had time to update.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 95
  • 105. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSMZones: ConfigurationNOTE: The procedures below use the McDATA SANbrowser. IBM recommends using EFCM Basic Edition (version 8.x or later) (see “Zones: Configuration” on page 74) or Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM) (version 8.6 or later) to configure zoning in McDATA Fabric mode.Configure zoning after an E-Port connection has been established with the McDATA FCSM andthe McDATA switches.16. From the McDATA SANbrowser—Faceplate dialog box Zoning menu, select Edit Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 96 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 106. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM17. From the Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click the Zone Set button to add a new Zone Set.18. In the Create A Zone Set dialog box Zone Set Name box, enter the name for the new Zone Set. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 97
  • 107. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM19. The Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays the new Zone Set. In the left panel, click to highlight the new Zone Set. Click the Zone button to add a new zone within the new Zone Set.20. In the Create a Zone dialog box Zone Name box, enter the Zone name. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 98 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 108. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM21. The Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box displays the new Zone. Do the following: a. In the left panel, click to highlight the newly created Zone. b. In the right panel, click the WWNs or ports that you want to add to the newly created zone. You can use the CONTROL key on your keyboard to select more than one member. c. Click the Insert button to add the WWNs or ports to the Zone.22. Repeat step 19 through step 21 until you have created all the zones.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 99
  • 109. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM23. When you are finished creating your zones, from the Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click Apply to save your configuration.24. The Save Zoning & Error Check dialog box displays. Click Perform Error Check to ensure there are no errors within your zoning scheme.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 100 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 110. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Using the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM25. When the error check completes with zero errors, click Save Zoning to save your Zone Set and Zones.26. The Zone Set Activation dialog box displays. Do one of the following: ❑ To save the zoning changes and activate a Zone Set, click Yes. The Select Zone Set to be Activated dialog box displays. From the Select Zone Set drop-down box, select the Zone Set. Click OK. ❑ To save the zoning changes without activating the Zone Set, click No.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 101
  • 111. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeUsing the McDATA SANbrowser to Configure the McDATA FCSM27. When the save is complete, the Save Zoning & Error Check dialog box displays. Click Close to close the dialog box.28. From the Edit Zoning—McDATA SANbrowser dialog box, click Close.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 102 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 112. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric Mode Successful Integration Checklist29. Verify that the new Zone Set is active: From the McDATA SANbrowser—Topology dialog box, click the Activate Zoneset tab. The Zone Sets display in the bottom panel. Verify that the new Zone Set is active.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics havesuccessfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 103
  • 113. Configuring McDATA FCSMs in Open Fabric ModeSuccessful Integration ChecklistIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 104 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 114. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 31 interconnected switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ All features are fully supported and comply with industry standards.IBM eServer BladeCenter configuration considerations are as follows:■ Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document, IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot form SAN functionality.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! ■ Back up the current switch configuration data prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (see the first step for details). ■ Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.✓ Back up the current switch configuration data (see “Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings” on page 107).✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 106).✓ For Domain ID and zone configuration considerations, read “Before You Configure” on page 108.✓ Use EFCM Basic Edition to configure the Intrepid director (see page 110).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 105
  • 115. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeSupported Switches✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 119).✓ Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document, IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot form SAN functionality.Supported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environmentand comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. They have tested interoperable with the following directorsfrom McDATA that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Intrepid 10000 IBM TotalStorage SAN256M (IBM 2027-256) Intrepid 6064/6140 IBM TotalStorage SAN140M (IBM 2027-140)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 106 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 116. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterBacking Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsBack up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATAand IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goeswrong.If you are on an EOS release prior to 8.xx.xx, use the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility(CBR) to backup and restore your configuration. To download CBR and the Configuration Backupand Restore Utility Installation and User Guide, go to the McDATA Filecenter athttp://www.mcdata.com/filecenter/template?page=index. Optionally, you can use EFCM(version 8.6 and later).NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch.Note the following:■ Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the McDATA server hard disk drive.■ The configuration can only be restored to a switch with the same IP address.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 107
  • 117. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeBefore You ConfigureBefore You ConfigureDomain ID ConfigurationTo ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have anassigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the McDATAswitch and McDATA FCSM.The Domain ID should be locked and unique within the 97–127 (0x61–0x7f) range. This isequivalent to 1–31 on the McDATA switch. The following chart lists the McDATA Domain ID andthe corresponding IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain ID. McDATA Versus IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain IDsr IBM eServer IBM eServer IBM eServer McDATA BladeCenter McDATA BladeCenter McDATA BladeCenter Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID 1 97 11 107 21 117 2 98 12 108 22 118 3 99 13 109 23 119 4 100 14 110 24 120 5 101 15 111 25 121 6 102 16 112 26 122 7 103 17 113 27 123 8 104 18 114 28 124 9 105 19 115 29 125 10 106 20 116 30 126 — — — — 31 127IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 108 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 118. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Before You ConfigureZone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set NamesThe Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique. If not, change one of the duplicatenames. All Zone Set and Zone names must conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for ZoneNaming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. Must be 1–64 characters in length. 2. All characters are ASCII. 3. First character is [a–z] or [A–Z]. 4. All other characters must be [a–z], [A–Z], [0–9], or the _ character. Other characters ($-^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone TypesAll zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply withFibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in thefabric. Below are steps to confirm the zone types.NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 109
  • 119. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsUsing EFCM (Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager) Basic Edition to configure the McDATASphereon switches to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics involvesthe following:■ Domain ID (see page 110)■ Operating Mode and Timeout Values (see page 114)■ Zones: Verification and Disabling Default Zoning (see page 116)Domain IDDo the following to configure the Domain ID: 1. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA switch’s IP Address and press ENTER. Log in using your login ID and password. 2. The EFCM Basic Edition—Topology dialog box displays. Click the Switch Details button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 110 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 120. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 3. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, set the switch offline: click Switch/Online to clear the Switch/Online check box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 111
  • 121. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 4. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, select Switch, then Parameters.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 112 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 122. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 5. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Parameters dialog box, do the following. a. In the Preferred Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 1–31 range for the switch (see table ”McDATA Versus IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain IDs” on page 108). b. Select the Insistent Domain ID check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 113
  • 123. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsOperating Mode and Timeout ValuesDo the following to configure the Operating mode and timeout values: 6. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Parameters dialog box Configure menu, select Switch, then Fabric Parameters.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 114 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 124. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 7. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Fabric Parameters dialog box, do the following. NOTE: As per FC-SW-2 Fibre Channel standards, set all switches to the following timeout values (TOV) in order to successfully establish an E_port connection: ■ R_A_TOV = 10 seconds (The setting is 100.) ■ E_D_TOV = 2 seconds (The setting is 20.) a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 100. b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 20. c. From the Interop Mode drop-down, select Open Fabric 1.0. d. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 115
  • 125. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid DirectorsZones: Verification and Disabling Default ZoningDo the following to verify the Zone configuration and disable default zoning. 8. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Fabric Parameters dialog box Configure menu, select Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 116 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 126. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors 9. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to verify the Zone configuration. a. Verify that all Zone and Zone Set Names conform to the standards discussed under “Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set Names” on page 109 and are unique between the switches. b. Verify that all Zone Members are listed as WWN as discussed under “Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone Types” on page 109.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 117
  • 127. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Intrepid Directors10. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to disable default zoning. a. Click the Disable button. b. When the confirmation message displays, click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 118 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 128. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric Mode Successful Integration Checklist11. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure Zoning dialog box Configure menu, set the switch back online: click Switch/Online to set the Switch/Online check box.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_Port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics havesuccessfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 119
  • 129. Configuring McDATA Intrepid Directors in Open Fabric ModeSuccessful Integration ChecklistIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 120 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 130. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, a maximum of 31 interconnected switches per fabric is supported. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ All features are fully supported and comply with industry standards.IBM eServer BladeCenter configuration considerations are as follows:■ Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document, IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot form SAN functionality.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! ■ Back up the current switch configuration data prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (see the first step for details). ■ Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.✓ Back up the current switch configuration data (see “Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings” on page 123).✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 122).✓ For Domain ID and zone configuration considerations, read “Before You Configure” on page 124.✓ Use EFCM Basic Edition to configure the Sphereon switch (see page 126).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 121
  • 131. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeSupported Switches✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 135).✓ Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document, IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot form SAN functionality.Supported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environmentand comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. They have tested interoperable with the following switchesfrom McDATA that comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA Sphereon 3232 IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-1 (IBM 2027-232) Sphereon 4500 IBM TotalStorage SAN24M-1 (IBM 2026-224) Sphereon 4700 IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 (IBM 2026-416) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 (IBM 2026-432)NoteaFor the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 122 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 132. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterBacking Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsBack up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATAand IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goeswrong.If you are on an EOS release prior to 8.xx.xx, use the Configuration Backup and Restore Utility(CBR) to backup and restore your configuration. To download CBR and the Configuration Backupand Restore Utility Installation and User Guide, go to the McDATA Filecenter athttp://www.mcdata.com/filecenter/template?page=index. Optionally, you can use Enterprise FabricConnectivity Manager (EFCM) (version 8.6 and later).NOTE: For additional information, refer to the documentation provided with the switch.Note the following:■ Only a single copy of the configuration is kept on the McDATA server hard disk drive.■ The configuration can only be restored to a switch with the same IP address.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 123
  • 133. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeBefore You ConfigureBefore You ConfigureDomain ID ConfigurationTo ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have anassigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the McDATAswitch and McDATA FCSM.The Domain ID should be locked and unique within the 97–127 (0x61–0x7f) range. This isequivalent to 1–31 on the McDATA switch. The following chart lists the McDATA Domain ID andthe corresponding IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain ID. McDATA Versus IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain IDsr IBM eServer IBM eServer IBM eServer McDATA BladeCenter McDATA BladeCenter McDATA BladeCenter Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID Domain ID 1 97 11 107 21 117 2 98 12 108 22 118 3 99 13 109 23 119 4 100 14 110 24 120 5 101 15 111 25 121 6 102 16 112 26 122 7 103 17 113 27 123 8 104 18 114 28 124 9 105 19 115 29 125 10 106 20 116 30 126 — — — — 31 127IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 124 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 134. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Before You ConfigureZone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set NamesThe Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique. If not, change one of the duplicatenames. All Zone Set and Zone names must conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for ZoneNaming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. Must be 1–64 characters in length. 2. All characters are ASCII. 3. First character is [a–z] or [A–Z]. 4. All other characters must be [a–z], [A–Z], [0–9], or the _ character. Other characters ($-^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone TypesAll zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply withFibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in thefabric. Below are steps to confirm the zone types.NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 125
  • 135. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesUsing EFCM (Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager) Basic Edition to configure the McDATASphereon switches to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics involvesthe following:■ Domain ID (see page 126)■ Operating Mode and Timeout Values (see page 130)■ Zones: Verification and Disabling Default Zoning (see page 132)Domain IDDo the following to configure the Domain ID: 1. Open a browser window to use the embedded GUI. In the Address field, type the McDATA switch’s IP Address and press ENTER. Log in using your login ID and password. 2. The EFCM Basic Edition—Topology dialog box displays. Click the Switch Details button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 126 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 136. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 3. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, set the switch offline: click Switch/Online to clear the Switch/Online check box.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 127
  • 137. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 4. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Product > Hardware dialog box Configure menu, select Switch, then Parameters.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 128 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 138. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 5. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Parameters dialog box, do the following. a. In the Preferred Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 1–31 range for the switch (see table ”McDATA Versus IBM eServer BladeCenter Domain IDs” on page 124). b. Select the Insistent Domain ID check box to ensure that the switch always has that Domain ID. c. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 129
  • 139. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesOperating Mode and Timeout ValuesDo the following to configure the Operating mode and timeout values: 6. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Parameters dialog box Configure menu, select Switch, then Fabric Parameters.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 130 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 140. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 7. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Fabric Parameters dialog box, do the following. NOTE: As per FC-SW-2 Fibre Channel standards, set all switches to the following timeout values (TOV) in order to successfully establish an E_port connection: ■ R_A_TOV = 10 seconds (The setting is 100.) ■ E_D_TOV = 2 seconds (The setting is 20.) a. In the R_A_TOV box, type 100. b. In the E_D_TOV box, type 20. c. From the Interop Mode drop-down, select Open Fabric 1.0. d. Click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 131
  • 141. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon SwitchesZones: Verification and Disabling Default ZoningDo the following to verify the Zone configuration and disable default zoning. 8. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Switch > Fabric Parameters dialog box Configure menu, select Zoning.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 132 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 142. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Using EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches 9. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to verify the Zone configuration. a. Verify that all Zone and Zone Set Names conform to the standards discussed under “Zone Configuration Considerations: Active Zone Set Names” on page 125 and are unique between the switches. b. Verify that all Zone Members are listed as WWN as discussed under “Zone Configuration Considerations: Zone Types” on page 125.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 133
  • 143. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeUsing EFCM Basic Edition to Configure McDATA Sphereon Switches10. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure > Zoning dialog box, do the following to disable default zoning. a. Click the Disable button. b. When the confirmation message displays, click OK.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 134 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 144. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric Mode Successful Integration Checklist11. From the EFCM Basic Edition—Configure Zoning dialog box Configure menu, set the switch back online: click Switch/Online to set the Switch/Online check box.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the fabrics have successfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merge.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 135
  • 145. Configuring McDATA Sphereon Switches in Open Fabric ModeSuccessful Integration ChecklistIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 136 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 146. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeConfiguration ConsiderationsMcDATA configuration considerations are as follows.■ When merging McDATA and IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics, the maximum number of switches that can be configured depends upon the McDATA switch model. ❑ For the CNT FC9000-64, the maximum is 56 interconnected switches per fabric. ❑ For the CNT FC9000-128, the maximum is 48 interconnected switches per fabric. For the currently supported fabric size, contact IBM support.■ You may need to manually enter the WWPN for an expansion card if an "Unknown Device" error is reported during configuration.■ All features are fully supported and comply with industry standards.IBM eServer BladeCenter configuration considerations are as follows:■ Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document, IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot form SAN functionality.Integration ChecklistThe following steps must be completed to successfully merge McDATA and IBM eServerBladeCenter fabrics. The remainder of this section provides detailed instructions and examples.NOTE: The procedure involves configuring the McDATA FCSM and then configuring the McDATA switches that you want to connect to the McDATA FCSM via cable.ATTENTION!! ■ Back up the current switch configuration data prior to performing the following steps so that the configuration is available if something goes wrong (see the first step for details). ■ Disruptions in the fabric can occur as a result of performing the following steps. Therefore, it is recommended that these changes be done during down time or off-peak hours.✓ Back up the current switch configuration data (see “Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings” on page 139).✓ Verify that the correct version of switch firmware is installed on each switch (see “Supported Switches” on page 138).IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 137
  • 147. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeSupported Switches✓ Ensure that each switch has a unique Domain ID and that it falls within the proper range (see “Domain ID Configuration” on page 140).✓ Set all switches to the appropriate timeout values (see “Timeout Values” on page 142).✓ Ensure that all Zone set and Zone names are unique and conform to ANSI T11 standards (see “Active Zone Set Names” on page 144).✓ Ensure that the zone member type is set to Port WWN (see “Zone Types” on page 150).✓ Verify that the fabrics have successfully merged (see “Successful Integration Checklist” on page 154).✓ Contact IBM Technical Support to obtain the document, IBM eServer BladeCenter Remote Boot, if you are planning to use the boot form SAN functionality.Supported SwitchesThe following McDATA FCSMs have been tested in the IBM eServer BladeCenter environmentand comply with the FC-SW-2 standard. They have tested interoperable with the following directorfrom McDATA that complies with the FC-SW-2 standard IBM eServer BladeCenter and McDATA Supported SwitchesManufacturer Switch Modela QLogic/ McDATA 20-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter McDATA (IBM 32R1833) McDATA 10-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1905) McDATA 6-port Enterprise Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter (IBM 32R1790) McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directorb IBM TotalStorage SAN256N Enterprise Director Model N16 (IBM 2045-N16)Notea For the current firmware versions, contact IBM support.b Contact McDATA at 720.588.8000 or information@mcdata.com for information concerning upgrading theCNT FC/9000 director to McDATA Intrepid directors.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 138 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 148. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsThe following figures illustrate a McDATA Fibre Channel fabric prior to and after merging with anIBM eServer BladeCenter. McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Prior to McDATA Fibre Channel Fabric Merging with the IBM eServer BladeCenter with the IBM eServer BladeCenterBacking Up and Restoring the Current Configuration SettingsBack up the current McDATA switch configuration data prior to following the steps to merge McDATAand IBM eServer BladeCenter fabrics so that the configuration can be restored if something goeswrong.NOTE: Refer to the documentation provided with the switch.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 139
  • 149. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeDomain ID ConfigurationDomain ID ConfigurationTo ensure that there are no conflicts between switches, we recommend that each switch have anassigned Domain ID. The following steps show how to set the Domain ID on both the McDATAswitch and McDATA FCSM.NOTE: The Domain ID should be locked and unique within the 1–239 range.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 140 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 150. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Domain ID ConfigurationCNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager 1. Start the CNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager. The IN-VNS Enterprise Manager dialog box displays. 2. From the IN-VNS Enterprise Manager dialog box, select the System Configuration tab and do the following: a. In the Director Domain ID box, type a unique Domain ID in the 1–239 range for the switch. b. In the Lock Director Domain ID list, select Yes. c. Click Apply.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 141
  • 151. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeTimeout ValuesTimeout ValuesAs per FC-SW-2 Fibre Channel standards, set all switches to the following timeout values (TOV)in order to successfully establish an E_port connection: R_A_TOV = 10 seconds (The setting is 10000.) E_D_TOV = 2 seconds (The setting is 2000.)This section provides the steps to change these values.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 142 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 152. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Timeout ValuesCNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager 1. Start the CNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager. The IN-VNS Enterprise Manager dialog box displays. 2. From the IN-VNS Enterprise Manager dialog box, select the System Configuration tab. Verify that R_A_TOV is set to 10000 and E_D_TOV is set to 2000. If the settings are not correct, do the following. a. In the R_A_TOV box, change the setting to 10000. b. In the E_D_TOV box, change the setting to 2000. c. Click Apply.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 143
  • 153. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModePrincipal Switch ConfigurationPrincipal Switch ConfigurationMcDATA switches and McDATA FCSMs negotiate for principal switch automatically. Therefore,there are no steps to take.Zone ConfigurationThis section discusses configuring active Zone Set names and Zone types.Active Zone Set NamesThe Zone and Zone Set names on each switch must be unique. If not, change one of the duplicatenames. All Zone Set and Zone names must conform to the Fibre Channel (FC) Standards for ZoneNaming (ANSI T11/00-427v3): 1. Must be 1–64 characters in length. 2. All characters are ASCII. 3. First character is [a–z] or [A–Z]. 4. All other characters must be [a–z], [A–Z], [0–9], or the _ character. Other characters ($-^) may not be supported by all vendors and should be avoided.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 144 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 154. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Zone ConfigurationCNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager 1. Start the CNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager. The IN-VNS Enterprise Manager dialog box displays. Click the Zoning button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 145
  • 155. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeZone Configuration 2. From the E-Port Zoning (All Fabrics) dialog box, select the fabric and click the Zoom In button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 146 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 156. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Zone Configuration 3. From the E-Port Zoning (Fabric x: All Director Domains) dialog box, select the director and click the Zoom In button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 147
  • 157. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeZone Configuration 4. From the E-Port Zoning (Fabric x: Director y: All Zonesets) dialog box, select the Zonesets tab. Verify that all Zone Set names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under “Active Zone Set Names” on page 144.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 148 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 158. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Zone Configuration 5. Select the All Zones tab. Verify that all Zone names conform to the standards for zone naming as discussed under “Active Zone Set Names” on page 144.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 149
  • 159. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeZone ConfigurationZone TypesAll zones members must be specified by a world wide port name (WWPN) in order to comply withFibre Channel standards. Any zone member not specified by WWPN cannot participate in thefabric. Below are steps to confirm the zone types.NOTE: A world wide name (WWN) consists of a world wide node name (WWNN) and one or more WWPNs. References in this guide to WWN actually refer to the WWPN.CNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager 1. Start the CNT IN-VSN Enterprise Manager. The IN-VNS Enterprise Manager dialog box displays. Click the Zoning button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 150 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 160. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Zone Configuration 2. From the E-Port Zoning (All Fabrics) dialog box, select the fabric and click the Zoom In button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 151
  • 161. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeZone Configuration 3. From the E-Port Zoning (Fabric x: All Director Domains) dialog box, select the director and click the Zoom In button.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 152 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 162. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric Mode Zone Configuration 4. From the E-Port Zoning (Fabric x: Director y: All Zones) dialog box, select the All Zones tab. Verify that all Zone Member Types are set to Port WWN.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 153
  • 163. Configuring McDATA CNT FC/9000 Directors in Open Fabric ModeMcDATA Specific ConfigurationMcDATA Specific ConfigurationNot applicable.IBM eServer BladeCenter Specific ConfigurationNot applicable.Operating Mode ConfigurationNot applicable.Successful Integration ChecklistPerform the following steps after the E_port connection has been established and the fabric hashad time to update. If everything verifies, the fabrics have successfully merged.✓ Compare and verify that all Zoning information has been propagated on all switches.✓ Verify that the correct Zone Set is activated.✓ Compare and verify that all devices are in the Name Server of each switch.✓ Verify that all initiators continue to detect and have access to all targets that existed prior to the fabric merger.After everything is verified, your fabric has merged successfully and no additional steps need tobe taken. If any of the above tasks did not complete successfully, please contact IBM support.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 154 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 164. GlossaryActivity LED ARB FF A port LED that indicates when frames are When ARB_FF is enabled, it causes the entering or leaving the port. switch to send the ARB_FF primitive when it is in monitoring mode, rather than idles.Alias The only reason to do this is since the A collection of objects that can be zoned ARB FF has less bit transitions than does together. An alias is not a zone, and can an idle, it produces less EMI. It has no not have a zone or another alias as a other effect. member. ASICALFairness Application specific integrated circuit On an arbitrated loop, the switch is always highest priority when arbitrating for the BootP right to transfer. To prevent other devices A type of network server. from being locked out, the standard provides for a fairness mode, which if Buffer Credit enabled, requires an arbitrator to let all A measure of port buffer capacity equal to other devices win arbitration before arbing one frame. a second time. Class 2 ServiceAL PA A service which multiplexes frames at Arbitrated loop physical address frame boundaries to or from one or more N_Ports with acknowledgment provided.ANSI American National Standards Institute Class 3 Service A service which multiplexes frames atAPI frame boundaries to or from one or more Application programming interface N_Ports without acknowledgment.Arbitrated Loop CLI A Fibre Channel topology where ports use Command line interface arbitration to establish a point-to-point circuit. Domain ID User defined name that identifies theArbitrated Loop Physical Address (AL PA) switch in the fabric. A unique one-byte valid value assigned during loop initialization to each NL port on E_D_TOV a loop. Error-detect timeout valueIBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 155
  • 165. GlossaryE_Port Frame Expansion port. A switch port that Data unit consisting of a start-of-frame connects to another FC-SW-2 compliant (SOF) delimiter, header, data payload, switch. CRC, and an end-of-frame (EOF) delimiter.Expansion Port See E_Port. FRU Field replaceable unitExtCredit Allows full speed operation over distances GUI greater than 10 kilometers. Additional Graphical user interface credit buffers are borrowed from other ports (which must be set to donor state). Heartbeat LED Decimal value 0–65535. A chassis LED that indicates the status of the internal switch processor and theFabric Management Switch results of the power-on self-test. The switch through which the fabric is managed. Initiator The device that initiates a data exchangeFabric Name with a target device. User-defined name associated with the file that contains user list data for the fabric. In-Order-Delivery A feature that requires that frames beFSPF received in the same order in which they Fabric shortest path first were sent.Fan Fail LED Input Power LED An LED that indicates that a cooling fan in A chassis LED that indicates that the the switch is operating below standard. switch logic circuitry is receiving proper DC voltages.FC PLDA Fibre Channel-private loop direct attach InteropCredit This variable determines the number ofFC-SW-2 credits we will advertise on an ISL. Older Fibre Channel switch fabric 2. For detailed versions of Brocade software required that information, see the The FC-SW-2 we match their offering. Decimal value is Standard on page 1. 0–255.Flash Memory IP Memory on the switch that contains the Internet protocol chassis control firmware.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 156 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 166. GlossaryISLSecurity Output Power LED ISLSecurity determines which switches a A power supply LED that indicates that the port will establish a link with. Any: we will power supply is providing DC voltage to link with any switch. Ours: we will only link the switch to another QLogic switch. None: the port will not establish an ISL link. Over Temperature LED A chassis LED or a power supply LED thatLIP indicates that the switch or power supply is Loop initialization primitive sequence overheating.Logged-in LED POST A port LED that indicates device login or Power-on self-test loop initialization status. Power-On Self-TestManagement Information Base Diagnostics that the switch chassis A set of guidelines and definitions for the performs at start up. Fibre Channel functions. Principal SwitchManagement Workstation A switch that has been selected to perform PC workstation that manages the fabric certain fabric configuration duties. through the fabric management switch. Private DeviceMIB A device that can communicate only with Management information base other devices on the same loop.NL_Port Private Loop Node Loop Port. A Fibre Channel device A loop of private devices connected to a port that supports arbitrated loop protocol. single switch port.N _Port pwwn Node Port. A Fibre Channel device port in Port world wide name. See World Wide a point-to-point or fabric connection. Port Name.NoClose R_A_TOV Causes the switch to keep the loop open, Resource-allocation timeout value if no other device is arbitrating. It is intended to improve performance when R_Port there is a single L_Port device connected SAN routing E_port (R_Port). Port on a to the switch. SAN router used for an ISL to an FC switch.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 157
  • 167. GlossarySAN VCCI Storage area network Voluntary control council for interferenceSANsurfer Switch Manager VIEnable Switch management application Diagnostics that the switch chassis performs at start up.SFF Small form-factor transceiver World Wide Name (WWN) A unique 64-bit address assigned to aSFP device. The WWN consists of a world wide Small form-factor pluggable. A transceiver node name and a world wide port name. device, smaller than a gigabit interface converter, that plugs into the Fibre World Wide Node Name (WWNN) Channel port. A unique address assigned to a device.Small Form Factor World Wide Port Name (WWPN) A transceiver device, smaller than a A unique address assigned to a port on a gigabit interface converter, that is device. There can be more than one permanently attached to the circuit board. WWPN per WWNN.Small Form-Factor Pluggable WWN A transceiver device, smaller than a World wide name gigabit interface converter, that plugs into the Fibre Channel port. WWNN World wide node nameSNMP Simple network management protocol WWPN World wide port nameTarget A storage device that responds to an Zone initiator device. A set of ports or devices grouped together to control the exchange of information.Timeout Values The timeout values (TOV) required by the Zone Configuration FC-SW-2 standard to successfully See Zone Set. establish an E_port connection. Zone SetTOV A set of zones grouped together. The Timeout values. The timeout values active zone set defines the zoning for a required by the FC-SW-2 standard to fabric. For Brocade, Zone Set is referred to successfully establish an E_port as Zone Configuration. connection.IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 158 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 168. Index B DBacking up and restoring the current Domain ID configuration configuration settings McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open Fabric mode) 140 Fabric mode) 139 McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 19 McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 87 mode) 43 McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric mode) 110 mode) 107 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA mode) 126 Fabric mode) 63 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric F mode) 123 Fabric verificationBefore you configure McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 85 mode) 53 McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA mode) 108 Fabric mode) 73 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric mode) 124 FC-SW-2 standard 2 C GConfiguration considerations Glossary 155 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open Fabric mode) 137 H McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 15 How to use this guide 9 McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 83 McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric I mode) 41 IBM eServer BladeCenter specific McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric configuration mode) 105 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA Fabric mode) 154 Fabric mode) 61 IBM Web site for updated versions of this McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric guide 9 mode) 121 IBM Web sites 3, 4Contacting IBM 3, 4 Integration checklistContacting McDATA 5 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open Fabric mode) 137 McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 15IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 159
  • 169. Index McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 83 using McDATA SANbrowser to configure the McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric McDATA FCSM 18 mode) 41 zones: default zone setting 31 McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric zones; configuration 33 mode) 105 McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA before you configure 85 Fabric mode) 61 configuration considerations 83 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric Domain ID configuration 87 mode) 121 integration checklist 83Introduction to this guide 1 Open Fabric mode setting 87 M successful integration checklist 103 switch models supported 84McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open Fabric timeout values 87 mode) 137 using McDATA SANbrowser to configure the backing up and restoring the current McDATA FCSM 87 configuration settings 139 zones: configuration 96 configuration considerations 137 zones: Zone Set names and Zone domain ID configuration 140 names 94 IBM eServer BladeCenter specific McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric configuration 154 mode) McDATA specific configuration 154 backing up and restoring the current operating mode configuration 154 configuration settings 43 principal switch configuration 144 configuration considerations 41 successful integration checklist 154 fabric verification 53 switch models supported 138 integration checklist 41 timeout values 142 security: SANtegrity 44 zone configuration 144 successful integration checklist 59McDATA Fabric mode 1 switch models supported 42 configuring for McDATA Fabric mode 13 using EFCM Basic Edition to configure configuring McDATA FCSMs 15 McDATA Intrepid directors 44 configuring McDATA Intrepid directors 41 zones: configuration 54 configuring McDATA Sphereon switches 61 zones: default zone setting 51McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) McDATA Intrepid Directors (Open Fabric configuration considerations 15 mode) Domain ID configuration 19 operating mode and timeout values 114 integration checklist 15 McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric mode) security: SANtegrity 22 backing up and restoring the current successful integration checklist 40 configuration settings 107 switch models supported 16 before you configure 108IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 160 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 170. Index configuration considerations 105 O domain ID configuration 110 Open Fabric mode 2 integration checklist 105 Configuring for Open Fabric mode 81 successful integration checklist 119 configuring McDATA FCSMs 83 switch models supported 106 configuring McDATA Intrepid directors 105 using EFCM Basic Edition to configure the configuring McDATA Sphereon McDATA Intrepid directors 110 switches 121 zones: verification and disabling default Open Fabric mode setting zoning 116 McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 87McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA Fabric Operating mode and timeout values mode) McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric backing up and restoring the current mode) 114 configuration settings 63 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric configuration considerations 61 mode) 130 fabric verification 73 Operating mode configuration integration checklist 61 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open security: SANtegrity 64 Fabric mode) 154 successful integration checklist 79 switch models supported 62 P using EFCM Basic Edition to configure Principal switch configuration McDATA Sphereon switches 64 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open zones: configuration 74 Fabric mode) 144 zones: default zone setting 71McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric S mode) SANtegrity. See Security: SANtegrity backing up and restoring the current Security: SANtegrity configuration settings 123 McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 22 before you configure 124 McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric configuration considerations 121 mode) 44 domain ID configuration 126 McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA integration checklist 121 Fabric mode) 64 operating mode and timeout values 130 Specific configuration successful integration checklist 135 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open switch models supported 122 Fabric mode) 154 using EFCM Basic Edition McDATA Successful integration checklist Sphereon switches 126 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open zones: verification and disabling default Fabric mode) 154 zoning 132 McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 40McDATA Web sites 5 McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 103 McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric mode) 59IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSVERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005 PAGE 161
  • 171. Index McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA mode) 119 Fabric mode) 64 McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric Fabric mode) 79 mode) 126 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric Using McDATA SANbrowser to configure: mode) 135 McDATA FCSM (McDATA Fabric mode) 18Switch models supported 7 McDATA FCSM (Open Fabric mode) 87 McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open Using this guide 9 Fabric mode) 138 McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 16 Z McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 84 Zones: configuration McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open mode) 42 Fabric mode) 144 McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 33 mode) 106 McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 96 McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric Fabric mode) 62 mode) 54 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA mode) 122 Fabric mode) 74 T Zones: default zone setting McDATA FCSMs (McDATA Fabric mode) 31Timeout values McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric McDATA CNT FC/9000 directors (Open mode) 51 Fabric mode) 142 McDATA Sphereon switches (McDATA McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 87 Fabric mode) 71 Zones: verification and disabling default U zoningUsing EFCM Basic Edition to configure: McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric McDATA Intrepid directors (McDATA Fabric mode) 116 mode) 44 McDATA Sphereon switches (Open Fabric McDATA Intrepid directors (Open Fabric mode) 132 mode) 110 Zones: Zone Set names and Zone names McDATA FCSMs (Open Fabric mode) 94IBM ESERVER BLADECENTER FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH CONFIGURATION GUIDE FOR MCDATA FABRICSPAGE 162 VERSION 2.0, SEPTEMBER 2005
  • 172. IBM v2IBM ® BladeCenter ™ 09 05 BladeCenter ™ Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics v2 09 05Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide for McDATA Fabrics IBM ® BladeCenter ™ Fibre Channel Switch Configuration Guide QLogic and McDATA Alliance QLogic and McDATA formed a strategic alliance in 2005 to provide the first embedded blade server switch co-developed by two companies, the McDATA 6-port Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM eServer® BladeCenter™ which incorporates QLogic switch hardware plus firmware that enables interoperability in McDATA fabrics. The most recent announcement includes the addition of two models of 4Gb switch mod- ules featuring 10-port and 20-port FCSMs. The embedded blade server switch modules feature a suite of advanced features for the enterprise SAN including, McDATA-mode interoperability from core-to-edge, open exchange of management data, zoning, security and partitioning. for McDATA Fabrics About McDATA (www.McDATA.com) McDATA (Nasdaq:MCDTA - News; Nasdaq:MCDT - News) is the only vendor today uniquely positioned to deliver a unified information infrastructure--key to enabling a world where digital data is instantly trans- formed into useful information, accessed--anytime, anywhere. With more than 20 years of storage net- working experience, McDATAs comprehensive product portfolio enables partners and customers around the world to reduce the total cost of storage management today and be ready to adapt to the real-time infor- mation demands of tomorrow. Trusted in the worlds largest data centers, McDATA connects more than two-thirds of all the worlds networked data, powering the latest e-business applications, customer databases, financial traffic and other mission-critical data. Powered by QLogic (www.qlogic.com) QLogic is the leading supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), Fibre Channel blade server switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, tape controllers and hard disk controllers. The Company is also a leading supplier of iSCSI HBAs. QLogic products are delivered to small, medium and large enter- prises around the world, powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance, Quantum, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ 100 Index. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com. Recent accolades include: • Nasdaq 100 Index • S&P 500 • Forbes Best 200 Best Small Companies • Network Computing Well Connected • 2004 InfoWorld "Rated Excellent" for the SANbox 5200 Fibre Channel Stackable Switch • 2005 Storage Magazine "SAN Product of the Year" • 2005 SANbox 5602 InfoStor and ASNP "Most Valuable Product Finalist" v2 09 05 SN0030951-00 Rev B 9/05