Configuring 10 Gbps VE ports on Brocade FC 7840 switches

When using the 10 Gbps 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 assume that the two Brocade 7840 switches have the following IP addresses:

Procedure

  1. Create IP interface (ipif) addresses for the 10 Gbps ports on both switches in the fabric: portcfg ipif FC_switch1_name first_port_name create FC_switch1_IP_address netmask netmask_number vlan 2 mtu auto
    The following command creates ipif addresses on ports ge2.dp0 and ge3.dp0 of FC_switch_A_1:
    portcfg ipif  ge2.dp0 create  10.10.20.71 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
    portcfg ipif  ge3.dp0 create  10.10.21.71 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
    
    
    The following command creates ipif addresses on ports ge2.dp0 and ge3.dp0 of FC_switch_B_1:
    portcfg ipif  ge2.dp0 create  10.10.20.72 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
    portcfg ipif  ge3.dp0 create  10.10.21.72 netmask 255.255.0.0 vlan 2 mtu auto
  2. Verify that the ipif addresses were created successfully on both switches: portshow ipif all
    The following command shows the ipif addresses on switch FC_switch_A_1:
    FC_switch_A_1:root> portshow ipif all
    
     Port         IP Address                     / Pfx  MTU   VLAN  Flags
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ge2.dp0      10.10.20.71                    / 24   AUTO  2     U R M I 
     ge3.dp0      10.10.21.71                    / 20   AUTO  2     U R M I 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 command shows the ipif addresses on switch FC_switch_B_1:
    FC_switch_B_1:root> portshow ipif all
    
     Port         IP Address                     / Pfx  MTU   VLAN  Flags
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ge2.dp0      10.10.20.72                    / 24   AUTO  2     U R M I 
     ge3.dp0      10.10.21.72                    / 20   AUTO  2     U R M I 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 first of the two FCIP tunnels using the ports on dp0: portcfg fciptunnel
    This command creates a tunnel with a single circuit.
    The following command creates the tunnel on switch FC_switch_A_1:
    portcfg fciptunnel 24 create -S 10.10.20.71  -D 10.10.20.72 -b 10000000 -B 10000000 
    
    The following command creates the tunnel on switch FC_switch_B_1:
    portcfg fciptunnel 24 create -S 10.10.20.72  -D 10.10.20.71 -b 10000000 -B 10000000
    
  4. Verify that the FCIP tunnels were successfully created: portshow fciptunnel all
    The following example shows that the tunnels were created and the circuits are up:
    FC_switch_B_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 for dp0.
    The following command creates a circuit on switch FC_switch_A_1 for dp0:
    portcfg fcipcircuit 24 create 1 -S 10.10.21.71 -D 10.10.21.72  --min-comm-rate 5000000 --max-comm-rate 5000000
    

    The following command creates a circuit on switch FC_switch_B_1 for dp0:

    portcfg fcipcircuit 24 create 1 -S 10.10.21.72 -D 10.10.21.71  --min-comm-rate 5000000 --max-comm-rate 5000000
    
  6. Verify that all circuits were successfully created: portshow fcipcircuit all
    The following command shows the circuits and their status:
    FC_switch_A_1:root> portshow fcipcircuit all
    
     Tunnel Circuit  OpStatus  Flags    Uptime  TxMBps  RxMBps ConnCnt CommRt Met/G
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     24    0 ge2     Up      ---va---4    2d12m    0.02    0.03   3 10000/10000 0/-
     24    1 ge3     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