Configuring 40 Gbps VE-ports on Brocade 7810 and 7840 FC switches

When using the two 40 GbE VE-ports (which use FCIP) for ISLs, you must create IP interfaces on each port, and configure FCIP tunnels and circuits in each tunnel.

About this task

This procedure must be performed on each switch fabric in the MetroCluster configuration.

The examples in this procedure use two switches:

Procedure

  1. Create IP interface (ipif) addresses for the 40 Gbps ports on both switches in the fabric: portcfg ipif FC_switch_name first_port_name create FC_switch_IP_address netmask netmask_number vlan 2 mtu auto
    The following command creates ipif addresses on ports ge0.dp0 and ge1.dp0 of FC_switch_A_1:
    portcfg ipif  ge0.dp0 create  10.10.82.10 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
    portcfg ipif  ge1.dp0 create  10.10.82.11 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
    
    
    The following command creates ipif addresses on ports ge0.dp0 and ge1.dp0 of FC_switch_B_1:
    portcfg ipif  ge0.dp0 create  10.10.83.10 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
    portcfg ipif  ge1.dp0 create  10.10.83.11 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
  2. Verify that the ipif addresses were successfully created on both switches: portshow ipif all
    The following example shows the IP interfaces on FC_switch_A_1:
    Port         IP Address                     / Pfx  MTU   VLAN  Flags
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----
     ge0.dp0      10.10.82.10                    / 16   AUTO  2     U R M 
     ge1.dp0      10.10.82.11                    / 16   AUTO  2     U R M 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flags: U=Up B=Broadcast D=Debug L=Loopback P=Point2Point R=Running I=InUse
           N=NoArp PR=Promisc M=Multicast S=StaticArp LU=LinkUp X=Crossport
    
    The following example shows the IP interfaces on FC_switch_B_1:
    Port         IP Address                     / Pfx  MTU   VLAN  Flags
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ge0.dp0      10.10.83.10                    / 16   AUTO  2     U R M 
     ge1.dp0      10.10.83.11                    / 16   AUTO  2     U R M 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flags: U=Up B=Broadcast D=Debug L=Loopback P=Point2Point R=Running I=InUse
           N=NoArp PR=Promisc M=Multicast S=StaticArp LU=LinkUp X=Crossport
    
  3. Create the FCIP tunnel on both switches: portcfig fciptunnel
    The following command creates the tunnel on FC_switch_A_1:
    portcfg fciptunnel 24 create -S 10.10.82.10  -D 10.10.83.10 -b 10000000 -B 10000000 
    
    The following command creates the tunnel on FC_switch_B_1:
    portcfg fciptunnel 24 create -S 10.10.83.10  -D 10.10.82.10 -b 10000000 -B 10000000
    
  4. Verify that the FCIP tunnel has been successfully created: portshow fciptunnel all
    The following example shows that the tunnel was created and the circuits are up:
    FC_switch_A_1:root>  
    
     Tunnel Circuit  OpStatus  Flags    Uptime  TxMBps  RxMBps ConnCnt CommRt Met/G
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     24    -         Up      ---------     2d8m    0.05    0.41   3      -       - 
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Flags (tunnel): i=IPSec f=Fastwrite T=TapePipelining F=FICON r=ReservedBW
                     a=FastDeflate d=Deflate D=AggrDeflate P=Protocol
                     I=IP-Ext
    
    
  5. Create an additional circuit on each switch: portcfg fcipcircuit 24 create 1 -S source-IP-address -D destination-IP-address --min-comm-rate 10000000 --max-comm-rate 10000000
    The following command creates a circuit on switch FC_switch_A_1 for dp0:
    portcfg fcipcircuit 24  create 1 -S 10.10.82.11 -D 10.10.83.11  --min-comm-rate 10000000 --max-comm-rate 10000000
    

    The following command creates a circuit on switch FC_switch_B_1 for dp1:

    portcfg fcipcircuit 24 create 1  -S 10.10.83.11 -D 10.10.82.11  --min-comm-rate 10000000 --max-comm-rate 10000000
    
  6. Verify that all circuits were successfully created: portshow fcipcircuit all
    The following example lists the circuits and shows that their OpStatus is up:
    FC_switch_A_1:root> portshow fcipcircuit all
    
     Tunnel Circuit  OpStatus  Flags    Uptime  TxMBps  RxMBps ConnCnt CommRt Met/G
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     24    0 ge0     Up      ---va---4    2d12m    0.02    0.03   3 10000/10000 0/-
     24    1 ge1     Up      ---va---4    2d12m    0.02    0.04   3 10000/10000 0/-
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Flags (circuit): h=HA-Configured v=VLAN-Tagged p=PMTU i=IPSec 4=IPv4 6=IPv6
                     ARL a=Auto r=Reset s=StepDown t=TimedStepDown  S=SLA