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QLogic Switch Interoperability GuideVersion 7.0

Copyright 2003-2006 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, INTEROPERABILITY, OR COMPATIBILITY. All of the Partners' products are warranted in accordance 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 directly to you. THE PARTNERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE PARTNERS PRODUCTS OR NON-PARTNER PRODUCTS, AND NO WARRANTY IS PROVIDED FOR EITHER THE FUNCTIONALITY OR PROBLEM RESOLUTION OF ANY PRODUCTS. The inclusion of the Partners' products on an interoperability list is not a guarantee that they will work with the other designated storage products. In addition, not all software and hardware combinations created from compatible components will necessarily function properly together. The following list includes products developed or distributed by companies other than the Partners. The Partners do not provide service or support for the non-Partner products listed, but do not prohibit these products from being used together with Partner storage products. During problem debug and resolution, the Partners may require that hardware or software additions be removed from products to provide problem determination and resolution on the supplied hardware/software. For support issues regarding non-Partner products, please contact the manufacturer of the product directly. This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Partners do not assume any liability for damages caused by such errors as this information is provided AS IS for convenience only; readers use this information at their own risk and should confirm any information contained herein with the associated vendor. Changes are 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 document at any time without notice. Any references in this information to non-Partner websites are provided for convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those websites. The materials at those websites are not part of the materials for this interoperability guide, and the use of those websites is at your own risk. Information concerning non-Partner products was obtained from the suppliers of those products, their published announcements, or other publicly available sources. 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 be addressed to the suppliers of those products. All statements regarding the Partners' future direction or intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. This information is for planning purposes only; any use of the information contained herein is at the user's sole risk. The information herein is subject to change before the products described become available. QLogic, the QLogic logo, QLogic Press, the QLogic Press logo, Powered by QLogic, SANbox, SANbox2, SANsurfer Management Suite, and Enterprise Fabric Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of QLogic Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. StoreAge and the StoreAge logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of StoreAge Network Technologies in the United States, other countries, or both. VMware and VMotion are trademarks or registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. The QLogic home page on the Internet can be found at http://www.qlogic.com. Updated versions of this guide can be downloaded from the following QLogic website: http://www.qlogic.com/interopguide. QLogic Corporation 26650 Aliso Viejo Parkway Aliso Viejo, California 92656 Tel: 949.389.6000 Fax: 949.389.6114

Table of ContentsIntroduction ............................................................................................................. 11FC-SW-2 Standard....................................................................................................................... 11 QLogic SANbox Switch Support ............................................................................................... 11 Contacting QLogic Support .................................................................................................... 12 Contacting Other Storage Vendors ........................................................................................ 12

Statement of Support ............................................................................................. 13 Supported Switches and Firmware Versions....................................................... 15 How to Use this Guide............................................................................................ 19How the Guide Is Organized ...................................................................................................... 19 CLI Documentation Conventions .............................................................................................. 22

Merging QLogic and Brocade Fabrics .................................................................. 23Integration Checklist................................................................................................................... 24 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................... 25 Before You Configure ................................................................................................................. 26 Zone Verification Considerations: Active Zone Set Names .................................................... 26 Zone Verification Considerations: Zone Types....................................................................... 27 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ............................................. 27 Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore............................................................... 27 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................. 28 Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches ................................................ 29 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 30 Timeout Values Configuration ................................................................................................ 33 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ................................................. 34 Brocade-Specific Configuration .............................................................................................. 38

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Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches................................................................................................... 40 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 41 Zone Set Names, Zone Names, and Zone Type Verification ................................................. 43 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration .............................................................. 46 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................... 48

Merging QLogic Switches with a Brocade Native Fabric.................................... 49Integration Checklist................................................................................................................... 50 Configuration Considerations ................................................................................................... 51 Backing Up and Restoring the Current Configuration Settings ............................................. 52 Brocade Switch Configuration Backup and Restore............................................................... 52 QLogic Switch Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................. 53 Using Brocades Web Tools to Configure Brocade Switches ................................................ 54 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 55 Timeout Values Configuration ................................................................................................ 58 Brocade-Specific Configuration .............................................................................................. 59 Using the SANsurfer Switch Manager GUI or Enterprise Fabric Suite GUI to Configure QLogic Switches................................................................................................... 61 Domain ID Configuration ........................................................................................................ 62 Timeout Values and Operating Mode Configuration .............................................................. 64 Successful Integration Checklist............................................................................................... 66

Merging QLogic and Cisco Fabrics............................................