Dell Brocade 6505 Hardware Reference Manual

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Brocade 6505
Hardware Reference Manual
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Contents
About This Document
In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
How this document is organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Supported hardware and software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Document conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Text formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Command syntax conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Command examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Notes, cautions, and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Key terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Notice to the reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Additional information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Brocade resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Other industry resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Getting technical help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Document feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Chapter 1
Brocade 6505 Introduction
In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Brocade 6505 overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Platform features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Platform components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Port side of the Brocade 6505. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Nonport side of the Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chapter 2
Brocade 6505 Installation and Configuration
In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Items included with the Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation and safety considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Electrical considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Environmental considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cabinet considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Recommendations for cable management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Items required for installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Standalone installation for a Brocade 6505. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cabinet installation for a Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Brocade 6505 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Providing power to the switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Creating a serial connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Switch IP address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Date and time settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Brocade Inter-Switch Link Trunking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brocade Switch Status Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fabric OS Native and Access Gateway modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Disabling and enabling Access Gateway mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 3
Brocade 6505 Operation
In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Powering the Brocade 6505 on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LED activity interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Brocade 6505 LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
LED locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
LED patterns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
POST and boot specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
POST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Boot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Interpreting POST results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Brocade 6505 maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing an SFP+ transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Brocade 6505 management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 4
Removal and Replacement of Power Supplies and Fans
In this chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Removing and replacing a power supply and fan assembly . . . . . . 27
Determining the need to replace a power supply and
fan assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Time required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Items required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Removing a power supply and fan assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Replacing a power supply and fan assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Appendix A
Brocade 6505 Specifications
In this appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Weight and physical dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Facility requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
System power specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Environmental requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
General specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Data transmission ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Memory specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Fibre Channel port specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Serial port specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Access Gateway default port mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Regulatory compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
FCC warning (US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
German statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
KCC statement (Republic of Korea) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
VCCI statement (Japan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Power cords (Japan DENAN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Chinese statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
BSMI statement (Taiwan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
CE statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Canadian requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Laser compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Electrical cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
RTC battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Electrical safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Regulatory certifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Environmental regulation compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
China RoHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Index
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In this chapter
• How this document is organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
• Supported hardware and software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
• Document conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
• Notice to the reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
• Additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
• Getting technical help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
• Document feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
How this document is organized
This document is organized to help you find the information that you want as quickly and easily as
possible.
The document contains the following components:
• Chapter 1, “Brocade 6505 Introduction” provides an overview of the Brocade 6505 switch, a
feature list, and a look at the appearance of the switch.
• Chapter 2, “Brocade 6505 Installation and Configuration” provides the information needed to
install the switch in your network.
• Chapter 3, “Brocade 6505 Operation” discusses the day-to-day operational procedures for
using the switch.
• Chapter 4, “Removal and Replacement of Power Supplies and Fans” provides procedures for
removing and replacing the field-replaceable units (FRUs).
• Appendix A, “Brocade 6505 Specifications” provides tables of physical, environmental, and
general specifications.
Supported hardware and software
This document includes information specific to the Brocade 6505 running Brocade Fabric OS
version 7.0.1. and later.
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Document conventions
This section describes text formatting conventions and important notice formats used in this
document.
Text formatting
The narrative-text formatting conventions that are used are as follows:
bold text
Identifies command names
Identifies the names of user-manipulated GUI elements
Identifies keywords and operands
Identifies text to enter at the GUI or CLI
italic text
Provides emphasis
Identifies variables
Identifies paths and Internet addresses
Identifies document titles
code text
Identifies CLI output
Identifies command syntax examples
For readability, command names in the narrative portions of this guide are presented in mixed
lettercase: for example, switchShow. In actual examples, command lettercase is often all
lowercase. Otherwise, this manual specifically notes those cases in which a command is
case-sensitive.
Command syntax conventions
Command syntax in this manual follows these conventions:
command
Commands are printed in bold.
--option, option
Command options are printed in bold.
-argument, arg
Arguments.
[]
Optional element.
variable
Variables are printed in italics. In the help pages, values are underlined or
enclosed in angled brackets < >.
...
Repeat the previous element, for example “member[;member...]”
value
Fixed values following arguments are printed in plain font. For example,
--show WWN
|
Boolean. Elements are exclusive. Example: --show -mode egress | ingress
Command examples
This book describes how to perform configuration tasks using the Fabric OS command line
interface, but does not describe the commands in detail. For complete descriptions of all Fabric OS
commands, including syntax, operand description, and sample output, see the Fabric OS
Command Reference.
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Notes, cautions, and warnings
The following notices and statements are used in this manual. They are listed below in order of
increasing severity of potential hazards.
NOTE
A note provides a tip, guidance, or advice, emphasizes important information, or provides a
reference to related information.
ATTENTION
An Attention statement indicates potential damage to hardware or data.
CAUTION
A Caution statement alerts you to situations that can be potentially hazardous to you or cause
damage to hardware, firmware, software, or data.
DANGER
A Danger statement indicates conditions or situations that can be potentially lethal or extremely
hazardous to you. Safety labels are also attached directly to products to warn of these conditions
or situations.
Key terms
For definitions specific to Brocade and Fibre Channel, see the technical glossaries on MyBrocade.
See “Brocade resources” on page x for instructions on accessing MyBrocade.
For definitions of SAN-specific terms, visit the Storage Networking Industry Association online
dictionary at:
http://www.snia.org/education/dictionary
Notice to the reader
This document may contain references to the trademarks of the following corporations. These
trademarks are the properties of their respective companies and corporations.
These references are made for informational purposes only.
Corporation
Referenced trademarks and products
Microsoft Corporation
Windows, Windows NT, Internet Explorer
Oracle Corporation
Solaris
Netscape Communications Corporation
Netscape
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Corporation
Referenced trademarks and products
Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, Red Hat Network, Maximum RPM, Linux Undercover
Velcro Industries B.V.
Velcro
Additional information
This section lists additional Brocade and industry-specific documentation that you might find
helpful.
Brocade resources
To get up-to-the-minute information, go to http://my.brocade.com to register at no cost for a user ID
and password.
White papers, online demonstrations, and data sheets are available through the Brocade website
at:
http://www.brocade.com/products-solutions/products/index.page
For additional Brocade documentation, visit the Brocade website:
http://www.brocade.com
Release notes are available on the MyBrocade website and are also bundled with the Fabric OS
firmware.
Other industry resources
For additional resource information, visit the Technical Committee T11 website. This website
provides interface standards for high-performance and mass storage applications for Fibre
Channel, storage management, and other applications:
http://www.t11.org
For information about the Fibre Channel industry, visit the Fibre Channel Industry Association
website:
http://www.fibrechannel.org
Getting technical help
Contact your switch support supplier for hardware, firmware, and software support, including
product repairs and part ordering. To expedite your call, have the following information available:
1. General Information
• Switch model
• Switch operating system version
• Error numbers and messages received
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• supportSave command output
• Detailed description of the problem, including the switch or fabric behavior immediately
following the problem, and specific questions
• Description of any troubleshooting steps already performed and the results
• Serial console and Telnet session logs
• syslog message logs
2. Brocade 6505 serial number
The switch serial number and corresponding bar code are provided on the serial number label,
as illustrated below:
*FT00X0054E9*
FT00X0054E9
The serial number label is located on the switch ID pull-out tab located inside the chassis on
the port side on the left.
In addition, the chassisShow command displays the Brocade 6505 serial number, as well as
information about the port and application blades, and other field-replaceable units (FRUs).
3. License ID
Use the licenseIdShow command to display the license ID.
4. World Wide Name (WWN)
Use the wwn command to display the switch WWN.
If you cannot use the wwn command because the switch is inoperable, you can get the WWN
from the same place as the serial number.
Document feedback
Quality is our first concern at Brocade and we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and
completeness of this document. However, if you find an error or an omission, or you think that a
topic needs further development, we want to hear from you. Forward your feedback to:
documentation@brocade.com
Provide the title and version number of the document and as much detail as possible about your
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Chapter
Brocade 6505 Introduction
1
In this chapter
• Brocade 6505 overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• Port side of the Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
• Nonport side of the Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Brocade 6505 overview
The Brocade 6505 is a 24-port auto-sensing 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switch that
delivers the latest Brocade single-chip architecture for Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks
(SANs). The Brocade 6505 is a small-to-midsize business-class switch that is designed to handle
smaller-scale SAN requirements.
The Brocade 6505 provides up to 24 ports in a single height (1U) switch that enables the creation
of very dense fabrics in a relatively small space.
The Brocade 6505 offers Ports on Demand (POD) licensing as well. “Base” models of the switch
contain 12 ports, and an additional 12-port POD license can be purchased. The base model also
offers a single power supply and fan module with a second module available as an upgrade for
redundancy.
The Brocade 6505 supplies Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) performance and the
scalability requirements of an enterprise switch along with interoperability and ease-of-use
advantages.
The Brocade 6505 can also be configured in Access Gateway (AG) mode that lets you configure
your Enterprise fabric to handle additional N_Ports instead of domains. By reducing the number of
domain IDs and ports, you simplify configuration and management in a large fabric.
Switches in AG mode are logically transparent to the host and the fabric. You can increase the
number of hosts that have access to the fabric without increasing the number of switches.
Platform features
The Brocade 6505 offers the following features and capabilities:
• Up to 24 auto-sensing ports of high-performance 16-Gbps technology in a single domain.
• Ports on Demand scaling from 12 to 24 ports.
• 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps auto-sensing Fibre Channel switch and router ports.
- 2, 4, and 8 Gbps performance is enabled by 8 Gbps SFP+ transceivers.
- 4, 8, and 16 Gbps performance is enabled by 16 Gbps SFP+ transceivers.
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• Universal ports self-configure as E, F, or M ports. EX_Ports can be activated on a per-port basis
with the optional Integrated Routing license. D-port functionality is also available for
diagnostics.
• Airflow is set for port side exhaust.
• Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, which allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps speeds)
between a pair of switches combined to form a single, logical ISL with a speed of up to 128
Gbps (256 Gbps full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing. The base
model permits one eight-port trunk plus one four-port trunk.
• Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), which optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by
automatically routing data to the most efficient available path in the fabric.
• Brocade-branded SFP+ optical transceivers that support any combination of Short Wavelength
(SWL), Long Wavelength (LWL), and Extended Long Wavelength (ELWL) optical media among
the switch ports.
• Extended distance support enables native Fibre Channel extension up to 7,500 km at 2 Gbps.
• Support for unicast traffic type.
• Brocade Fabric OS, which delivers distributed intelligence throughout the network and enables
a wide range of value-added applications including Brocade Advanced Web Tools, Brocade
Enhanced Group Management, and Brocade Zoning.
• Licensable fabric services include:
- Adaptive Networking with QoS
- Brocade Extended Fabrics
- Brocade Fabric Watch
- ISL Trunking
- Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM)
- Server Application Optimization (SAO)
• Support for Access Gateway configuration where server ports connected to the fabric core will
be virtualized.
• Hardware zoning is accomplished at the port level of the switch and by World Wide Name
(WWN). Hardware zoning permits or denies delivery of frames to any destination port address.
• Extensive diagnostics and system-monitoring capabilities for enhanced high Reliability,
Availability, and Serviceability (RAS).
• The Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard that makes SAN configuration a three-step point-and-click
task.
• Real-time power monitoring enables users to monitor real-time power usage of the fabric at a
switch level.
• Port-to-port latency minimized to 800 nanoseconds through the use of cut-through frame
routing at 16 Gbps.
Platform components
• A system motherboard that features a PowerPC 440EPx Reduced Instruction Set Computer
(RISC) CPU running at 667 MHz, with integrated peripherals.
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• An RJ45 10/100 BaseT Ethernet system management port, in conjunction with Brocade
EZSwitchSetup, that supports switch IP address discovery and configuration, eliminating the
need to attach a serial cable to configure the switch IP address and greatly increasing the ease
of use.
• One RS-232 serial port with an RJ45 connector for initial switch setup (if not using
EZSwitchSetup) and factory default restoration.
• A USB 2.0 port that provides storage for firmware updates, output of the supportSave
command, and storage for configuration uploads and downloads.
• One power supply and fan assembly in the base model. There are two fans per assembly. A
second assembly is available for redundancy and hot-swap capability.
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One LED (green/amber) per FC port to indicate status.
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SEEPROM for switch identification.
One LED (green) for system power.
One LED (green/amber) for system status.
Two Ethernet port LEDs (integrated with RJ45) for speed and port activity. (A green LED for port
speed and an amber LED for port activity.)
Voltage monitor.
Fan monitor.
Temperature monitor.
Real-time clock (RTC) with battery.
Port side of the Brocade 6505
The port side of the Brocade 6505 includes the system status LED, the console port, the Ethernet
port and accompanying LEDs, the USB port, and the Fibre Channel ports and corresponding port
status LEDs.
Figure 1 shows the port side of the Brocade 6505.
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Nonport side of the Brocade 6505
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
System status LED
5
System power LED
2
Management Ethernet port with LEDs
6
Serial console port
3
USB port
7
Switch ID pull-out tab
4
FC ports 0-3 (all LEDs above)
8
FC ports 4-7
FIGURE 1
Port side of the Brocade 6505
NOTE
The two LEDs on the serial console port are non-functional.
Nonport side of the Brocade 6505
Figure 2 shows the nonport side of the Brocade 6505, which contains the power supply (including
the AC power receptacle and AC power switch) and fan assemblies. The base model configuration
with a single assembly is shown.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
Filler panel
5
Power plug receptacle (with plug retainer)
2
Power supply and fan assembly #1
6
Captive screw
3
Power supply and fan assembly LED
7
Handle
4
On/off switch
FIGURE 2
4
Nonport side of the Brocade 6505
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In this chapter
• Items included with the Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
• Installation and safety considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
• Standalone installation for a Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
• Cabinet installation for a Brocade 6505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
• Brocade 6505 configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
• Fabric OS Native and Access Gateway modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Items included with the Brocade 6505
The following items are included with the standard shipment of a fully-configured Brocade 6505.
When you open the Brocade 6505 packaging, verify that these items are included in the package
and that no damage has occurred during shipping:
• The Brocade 6505 switch, containing one combined power supply and fan assembly
• 16 Gbps or 8 Gbps SFP+ modules for the Fibre Channel ports (speed and quantity as ordered)
• One accessory kit, containing the following items:
- Serial cable with an RJ45 connector
- RJ45-to-DB9 adapter
- One 6 foot power cord
- Rubber feet, required for setting up the switch as a standalone unit
- Brocade 6505 EZSwitchSetup poster
- EZSwitchSetup CD
Installation and safety considerations
You can install the Brocade 6505 switch in the following ways:
• As a standalone unit on a flat surface.
• In an EIA cabinet using a slim rail rack mount kit. The rack mount kit can be ordered from your
switch retailer.
• In an EIA cabinet using an optional mid-mount rack kit for switches. The optional mid-mount
rack kit for switches can be ordered from your switch retailer.
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Electrical considerations
To install and operate the switch successfully, ensure the following:
• The primary outlet is correctly wired, protected by a circuit breaker, and grounded in
accordance with local electrical codes.
• The supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size are adequate, as specified by the electrical
rating on the switch nameplate.
• The power supply standards provided in Table 7, “System power specifications” are met.
Environmental considerations
For successful installation and operation of the switch, ensure that the following environmental
requirements are met:
• At a minimum, adequate cooling requires that you install the switch with the intake side,
the nonport side of the switch, facing the cool-air aisle.
• All equipment in the rack should force air in the same direction to avoid intake of exhaust
air.
• A maximum of 102 cubic meters/hour (60 cubic feet/minute) and a minimum of 74.8
cubic meters/hour (44 cubic feet/minute) of airflow is available for air intake.???
• The ambient air temperature does not exceed 40°C (104°F) while the switch is operating.
Cabinet considerations
For successful installation and operation of the switch in a cabinet, ensure the following cabinet
requirements are met:
• The cabinet must be a standard EIA cabinet.
• A cabinet space that is at least one rack unit (1U) high; 4.45 cm (1.75 inches) high and
48.3 cm (19 inches) wide.
• The two rack kit options for the Brocade 6505 use rails that are slimmer than standard
rails to accommodate the slightly wider chassis. Be sure to use one of these kits. Do not
use standard rails to install the Brocade 6505 in a rack; they will not fit with the switch.
• The equipment in the cabinet is grounded through a reliable branch circuit connection and
maintains ground at all times. Do not rely on a secondary connection to a branch circuit,
such as a power strip.
• Airflow and temperature requirements are met on an ongoing basis, particularly if the
switch is installed in a closed or multicabinet assembly.
• The additional weight of the switch does not exceed the cabinet’s weight limits or
unbalance the cabinet in any way.
• The cabinet is secured to ensure stability in case of unexpected movement, such as an
earthquake.
Recommendations for cable management
The minimum radius to which a 50 micron cable can be bent under full tensile load is 5.1 cm (2
in.). For a cable under no tensile load, that minimum is 3.0 cm (1.2 in.).
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Cables can be organized and managed in a variety of ways, for example, using cable channels on
the sides of the cabinet or patch panels to minimize cable management. Following is a list of
recommendations:
NOTE
You should not use tie wraps with optical cables because they are easily overtightened and can
damage the optic fibers.
• Plan for rack space required for cable management before installing the switch.
• Leave at least 1 m (3.28 ft) of slack for each port cable. This provides room to remove and
replace the switch, allows for inadvertent movement of the rack, and helps prevent the
cables from being bent to less than the minimum bend radius.
• If you are using Brocade ISL Trunking, consider grouping cables by trunking groups. The
cables used in trunking groups must meet specific requirements, as described in the
Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide.
• For easier maintenance, label the fiber-optic cables and record the devices to which they
are connected.
• Keep LEDs visible by routing port cables and other cables away from the LEDs.
• Use Velcro® type straps to secure and organize fiber-optic cables.
Items required for installation
The following items are required for installing, configuring, and connecting the Brocade 6505 for
use in a network and fabric:
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A workstation with an installed terminal emulator, such as HyperTerminal
An unused IP address and corresponding subnet mask and gateway address
A serial cable (provided) if not using EZSwitchSetup
An Ethernet cable
Brocade-branded SFP+ optical transcceivers and compatible cables (Brocade-branded 16
Gbps SFP+ optical transcceivers required for 16 Gbps performance), as required
• Access to an FTP server or USB device for backing up the switch configuration (optional)
Standalone installation for a Brocade 6505
Complete the following steps to install the Brocade 6505 as a standalone unit.
1. Unpack the Brocade 6505 and verify the items listed in “Items included with the Brocade
6505” on page 5. Verify the items are present and undamaged.
2. Apply the adhesive rubber feet. Applying the rubber feet onto the switch helps prevent the
switch from sliding off the supporting surface.
a.
Clean the indentations at each corner of the bottom of the switch to ensure that they are
free of dust or other debris that might lessen the adhesion of the feet.
b.
With the adhesive side against the chassis, place one rubber foot in each indentation and
press into place.
3. Place the switch on a flat, sturdy surface.
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4. Provide power to the switch as described in “Providing power to the switch” on page 8.
ATTENTION
Do not connect the switch to the network until the IP address is correctly set. For instructions on how
to set the IP address, see “Brocade 6505 configuration.”
Cabinet installation for a Brocade 6505
Follow the installation instructions shipped with the appropriate rack mount kit:
• To install the switch into a fixed-rail rack, refer to the Slim Rail Rack Mount Kit Installation
Procedure.
• To install the switch into a 2-post Telco rack, refer to the Flush Mount Rack Mount Kit
Installation Procedure.
Brocade 6505 configuration
Once you have set up the Brocade 6505 in a rack or as a standalone switch, it is time to apply
power and a basic configuration. If you are going to use the Brocade 6505 in a single-switch setup,
you can use EZSwitchSetup to complete the basic configuration.
See the EZSwitchSetup CD, included with the Brocade 6505, for more information. You can also
use the Brocade 6505 EZSwitchSetup poster.
If you do not want to use EZSwitchSetup, continue with the instructions in this section.
Providing power to the switch
Perform the following steps to provide power to the Brocade 6505.
1. Connect the power cord to the power supply, and then to a power source. If using two power
supplies, be sure to connect the cords to power sources on separate circuits to protect against
AC failure. Ensure that the cords have a minimum service loop of 6 inches available and are
routed to avoid stress.
2. Power on the power supplies by flipping both AC switches to the “I” symbol. The power supply
LEDs display amber until power-on self-test (POST) is complete, and then change to green. The
switch usually requires several minutes to boot and complete POST.
ATTENTION
Power is supplied to the switch as soon as the first power supply is connected and turned on.
3. After POST is complete, verify that the switch power and status LEDs on the left of the port side
of the switch are green. See Figure 3 for the specific location of the LEDs.
Creating a serial connection
NOTE
You will perform all configuration tasks in this guide using a serial connection.
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Complete the following steps to create a serial connection to the switch.
1. Connect the serial cable to the serial port on the switch and to an RS-232 serial port on the
workstation.
If the serial port on the workstation is RJ45 instead of RS-232, remove the adapter on the end
of the serial cable and insert the exposed RJ45 connector into the RJ45 serial port on the
workstation.
2. Open a terminal emulator application (such as HyperTerminal on a PC, or TERM, TIP, or Kermit
in a UNIX environment), and configure the application as follows:
• In a Windows environment, use 9600 bits per second, 8 databits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and
no flow control.
• In a UNIX environment using TIP, enter the following string at the prompt:
tip /dev/ttyb -9600
If ttyb is already in use, use ttya instead and enter the following string at the prompt:
tip /dev/ttya -9600
Switch IP address
You can configure the Brocade 6505 with a static IP address, or you can use a Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to set the IP address of the switch. DHCP is enabled by
default. The Brocade 6505 supports both IPv4 and IPv6.
Using DHCP to set the IP address
When using DHCP, the Brocade 6505 obtains its IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway
address from the DHCP server. The DHCP client can only connect to a DHCP server that is on the
same subnet as the switch. If your DHCP server is not on the same subnet as the Brocade 6505,
use a static IP address.
Setting a static IP address
1. Log in to the switch using the default password (which is password).
2. Use the ipaddrset command to set the Ethernet IP address.
If you are going to use an IPv4 IP address, enter the IP address in dotted decimal notation as
prompted. As you enter a value and press Enter for a line in the following example, the next line
appears.
For instance, the Ethernet IP address appears first. When you enter a new IP address and
press Enter or simply press Enter to accept the existing value, the Ethernet Subnetmask line
appears.
In addition to the Ethernet IP address itself, you can set the Ethernet subnet mask, the
Gateway IP address, and whether to obtain the IP address by way of DHCP.
switch:admin> ipaddrset
Ethernet IP Address [192.168.74.102]:
Ethernet Subnetmask [255.255.255.0]:
Gateway IP Address [192.168.74.1]:
DHCP [Off]: off
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If you are going to use an IPv6 address, enter the network information in semicolon-separated
notation as a standalone command.
switch:admin> ipaddrset -ipv6 --add 1080::8:800:200C:417A/64
IP address is being changed...Done.
Date and time settings
The Brocade 6505 maintains the current date and time inside a battery-backed real-time clock
(RTC) circuit. Date and time are used for timestamping log events. Switch operation does not
depend on the date and time; a Brocade 6505 with an incorrect date and time value still functions
properly. However, because the date and time are used for logging, error detection, and
troubleshooting, you should set them correctly.
Time zones
You can set the time zone for the switch by name. You can select continent, country, or time zone
region names.
If the time zone is not set with the named options, the switch retains the offset time zone settings.
This is a number of hours offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). If you have set the time zone
with a name, you can revert to the offset format if you choose. For more information about the
tsTimeZone command, refer to the Fabric OS Command Reference.
You can set the time zone for a switch using the tsTimeZone command. The tsTimeZone command
allows you to perform the following tasks:
• Display all of the time zones supported in the firmware
• Set the time zone based on a country and city combination or based on a time zone ID such as
PST
The time zone setting has the following characteristics:
• You can view the time zone settings. However, only those with administrative permissions can
set the time zones.
• The tsTimeZone setting automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings Time.
• Changing the time zone on a switch updates the local time zone setup and is reflected in local
time calculations.
• By default, all switches are in the GMT time zone (0,0). If all switches in a fabric are in one time
zone, it is possible for you to keep the time zone setup at the default setting.
• System services that have already started will reflect the time zone changes only after the next
reboot.
• Time zone settings persist across failover for high availability.
Local time synchronization
You can synchronize the local time of the principal or primary fabric configuration server (FCS)
switch to a maximum of eight external Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers. To keep the time in
your SAN current, it is recommended that the principal or primary FCS switch has its time
synchronized with at least one external NTP server. The other switches in the fabric will
automatically take their time from the principal or primary FCS switch.
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All switches in the fabric maintain the current clock server IP address in non-volatile memory. By
default, this value is LOCL, the local clock server of the Principal (when FCS not enabled) or Primary
(when FCS is enabled) switch. Changes to the clock server value on the Principal or Primary switch
are propagated to all switches in the fabric.
When a new switch enters the fabric, the time server daemon of the Principal or Primary switch
sends out the addresses of all existing clock servers and the time to the new switch. If a switch with
Fabric OS v5.3.0 or later has entered the fabric, it will be able to store the list of all the clock server
addresses; switches running Fabric OS versions earlier than v5.3.0 will ignore the new list
parameter in the payload and will update only the active server address.
If the active NTP server configured is IPv6, then distributing the IP address in the fabric will not be
possible to switches earlier than Fabric OS v5.3.0 because IPv6 is supported for Fabric OS v5.3.0
and later. The default value LOCL will be distributed to switches earlier than Fabric OS v5.3.0.
The tsClockServer command accepts multiple server addresses in IPv4, IPv6, or DNS name
formats. When multiple NTP server addresses are passed, tsClockServer sets the first obtainable
address as the active NTP server. The rest are stored as backup servers that can take over if the
active NTP server fails. The Principal or Primary switch synchronizes its time with the NTP server
every 64 seconds.
Setting the date
1. Log in to the switch using the default password (which is password).
2. Enter the date command, using the following syntax:
date "mmddHHMMyy"
The values are:
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mm is the month; valid values are 01 through 12.
dd is the date; valid values are 01 through 31.
HH is the hour; valid values are 00 through 23.
MM is minutes; valid values are 00 through 59.
yy is the year; valid values are 00 through 99 (values greater than 69 are interpreted as
1970 through 1999, and values less than 70 are interpreted as 2000 through 2069).
switch:admin> date
Fri Sep 29 17:01:48 UTC 2007
switch:admin> date "0927123007"
Thu Sep 27 12:30:00 UTC 2007
switch:admin>
Setting time zones
You must perform the procedure on all switches for which the time zone must be set. However, you
only need to set the time zone once on each switch, because the value is written to nonvolatile
memory.
Use one of the two following procedures to set the time zone. The first procedure requires you to
select the actual time zone and the second requires you to select the country location of the
switch.
The following procedure describes how to set the current time zone to Central Standard time using
timezonename mode.
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1. Log in to the switch using the default password (which is password).
2. Enter the tsTimeZone command as follows:
Use timezonename to set the time zone by time zone ID, such as PST or Country/City.
The following example shows how to change the time zone to US/Central. The tsTimeZone
command by itself display the current time zone.
switch:admin> tstimezone
Time Zone : US/Pacific
switch:admin> tstimezone US/Central
switch:admin> tstimezone
Time Zone : US/Central
The following procedure describes how to set the current time zone to Pacific Standard Time using
interactive mode.
1. Enter the tsTimeZone command as follows:
switch:admin> tstimezone --interactive
2. You are prompted to select a general location from a list.
Please identify a location so that time zone rules can be set correctly.
3. Enter the appropriate number from the list that appears or Ctrl-D to quit.
4. At the prompt, select a country location from the list.
5. At the prompt, enter the appropriate number from the list to specify the time zone region or
Ctrl-D to quit.
Synchronizing local time using NTP
Perform the following steps to synchronize the local time using NTP.
1. Log in to the switch using the default password(which is password).
2. Enter the tsClockServer command:
switch:admin> tsclockserver "<ntp1;ntp2>"
In the syntax ntp1 is the IP address or DNS name of the first NTP server, which the switch must
be able to access. The value ntp2 is the name of the second NTP server and is optional. The
entire operand “<ntp1;ntp2>” is optional; by default, this value is LOCL, which uses the local
clock of the principal or primary switch as the clock server.
switch:admin> tsclockserver
LOCL
switch:admin> tsclockserver "132.163.135.131"
switch:admin> tsclockserver
132.163.135.131
switch:admin>
The following example shows how to set up more than one NTP server using a DNS name:
switch:admin> tsclockserver "10.32.170.1;10.32.170.2;ntp.localdomain.net"
Updating Clock Server configuration...done.
Updated with the NTP servers
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Changes to the clock server value on the principal or primary FCS switch are propagated to all
switches in the fabric.
Brocade Inter-Switch Link Trunking
Brocade Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking is optional software that allows you to create trunking
groups of ISLs between adjacent switches. Up to eight FC ports on the Brocade 6505 can be used
as a trunking group to achieve speeds up to 128 Gbps (256 Gbps full duplex) for optimal
bandwidth utilization and load balancing. For more information about Brocade ISL Trunking, see
the Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide.
Brocade Switch Status Policy
Brocade switch status policy is a feature that monitors different switch parameters such as power
supplies, fan units, and so forth and provides switch status based on their health.
The switch status policy configuration can be updated using the switchstatuspolicyset command.
The example shows the default settings of 2 and 0 for DOWN and MARGINAL units for both Bad
PowerSupplies and Bad Fans.
switch:admin>switchstatuspolicyset
<some output skipped>
The minimum number of
Bad PowerSupplies contributing to DOWN status: (0..2) [2]
Bad PowerSupplies contributing to MARGINAL status: (0..2) [0]
<some output skipped>
Bad Fans contributing to DOWN status: (0..2) [2]
Bad Fans contributing to MARGINAL status: (0..2) [0]
<output truncated>
If a second power supply and fan assembly unit is installed in the switch, Brocade recommends
changing the configuration to 2 and 1 for DOWN and MARGINAL for both the Bad PowerSupplies
and Bad Fans. You can use the switchStatusPolicyShow command to see the results of your
changes.
Fabric OS Native and Access Gateway modes
The Brocade 6505 can function in either Fabric OS Native mode or Brocade Access Gateway mode.
The switch is shipped in Fabric OS Native mode by default.
• You can enable Access Gateway mode using Fabric OS commands or Web Tools.
• All additional POD licenses must be installed before you can enable Access Gateway mode.
• When you enable Access Gateway, you can use the default F_Port-to-N_Port mappings or
change this mapping using the command line interface (CLI) or Web Tools (after you configure
an IP address using instructions under “Switch IP address”).
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• Access Gateway simplifies SAN deployment by using N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). NPIV
provides Fibre Channel switch functions that improve switch scalability, manageability, and
interoperability. For more information on Access Gateway, refer to the following:
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For a list of F_Ports mapped to N_Ports by default, refer to “Access Gateway default port
mapping” on page 37.
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For general information and details on using Access Gateway, refer to the Brocade Access
Gateway Administrator’s Guide.
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For specific instructions to prepare the edge fabric before connecting it to Access Gateway
(because Access Gateway relies on NPIV technology for its connection to the edge fabric),
refer to the Brocade Access Gateway Administrator’s Guide.
NOTE
Access Gateway cannot be connected directly into an array; it requires a fabric to support NPIV.
• Fabric OS features available to the Brocade 6505 depend on whether the switch is configured
in Access Gateway or Fabric OS Native mode. For a list of available features for each mode,
refer to the Brocade Access Gateway Administrator’s Guide.
• In Access Gateway mode, cascading is not available for the Brocade 6505. Refer to the
Brocade Access Gateway Administrator’s Guide for details on any other restrictions specific to
the Brocade 6505.
• In Fabric OS Native mode, the switch provides up to 48 external Fibre Channel ports. These
universal and self-configuring ports are capable of becoming one of the following port types:
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F_Port (fabric enabled)
FL_Port (fabric loop enabled)
E_Port (expansion port)
M_Port (mirror port)
• In Access Gateway mode, the switch provides up to 48 external Fibre Channel ports. However,
these ports are configured as N_Ports, and you cannot reconfigure these as any other port
type.
Disabling and enabling Access Gateway mode
This section provides steps to disable and enable Access Gateway mode using Fabric OS
commands. For more information on using these commands, refer to the Brocade Access Gateway
Administrator’s Guide or the Brocade Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide.
NOTE
You can also disable and enable Access Gateway mode using Web Tools. Refer to the Web Tools
Administrator’s Guide for more information.
Enabling Access Gateway mode
Note the following when enabling Access Gateway mode:
• After you enable Access Gateway mode, some fabric information is erased, such as the zone
and security databases.
• Enabling Access Gateway mode is disruptive because the switch is disabled and rebooted.
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• Ensure that no zoning or Admin Domain (AD) transaction buffers are active. If any transaction
buffer is active, enabling Access Gateway mode will fail with the error, “Failed to clear
Zoning/Admin Domain configuration.”
Use the following steps to enable Access Gateway mode using Fabric OS commands.
1. Before disabling a switch to enable Access Gateway mode, save the current configuration file
using the configupload command in case you might need this configuration again.
2. Enter the switchshow command to verify the switch mode.
• “Access Gateway Mode” displays for the switchMode value if the switch is in Access
Gateway mode.
• “Native” displays for the switchMode value if the switch is in Fabric OS Native mode.
3. Enter switchDisable to disable the switch. Access Gateway mode can only be enabled or
disabled when the switch is in a disabled state.
4. Enter ag –modeEnable to enable Access Gateway mode.
5. Enter the ag --modeshow command to verify that Access Gateway mode is enabled.
switch:admin> ag --modeshow
Access Gateway mode is enabled.
Disabling Access Gateway mode
When you disable Access Gateway mode, the switch automatically reboots and comes back online
using the fabric switch configuration. The Access Gateway parameters, such as F_Port-to-N_Port
mapping, Failover, and Failback are automatically removed. When the switch reboots, it starts in
Fabric OS Native mode. To rejoin the switch to the core fabric, refer to the Brocade Access Gateway
Administrator’s Guide.
Use the following steps to disable Access Gateway mode using Fabric OS commands.
1. Enter the switchshow command to verify the switch mode.
• “Access Gateway Mode” displays if the switch is in Access Gateway mode.
• “Native” displays if the switch is in Fabric OS Native mode.
2. Enter switchDisable to disable the switch. Access Gateway mode can only be disabled or
enabled when the switch is in a disabled state.
3. Enter ag --modeDisable to disable Access Gateway mode.
4. Enter the ag --modeshow command to verify that Access Gateway mode is disabled.
switch:admin> ag --modeshow
Access Gateway mode is NOT enabled
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Brocade 6505 Operation
In this chapter
• Powering the Brocade 6505 on and off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• LED activity interpretation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• POST and boot specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Interpreting POST results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Brocade 6505 maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Brocade 6505 management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Powering the Brocade 6505 on and off
Complete the following steps to power on the Brocade 6505. These steps apply to the base model
of the switch which has a single power supply.
1. Connect the power cord to the power connector on the power supply and fan assembly.
2. Set the AC power switch to “I”.
Power is supplied to the switch as soon as the power supply is connected and powered on.
The switch runs POST by default each time it is powered on; it can take up to several minutes to
boot and complete POST.
Complete the following steps to power off the Brocade 6505.
1. Enter the sysShutDown command.
switch:admin> sysshutdown
This command will shutdown the operating systems on your
switch. You are required to power-cycle the switch in
order to restore operation.
Are you sure you want to shutdown the switch [y/n]? y
Broadcast message from root (ttyS0) Mon Sep 12 17: \
52:12 2005...
The system is going down for system halt NOW !!
INIT: Switching to runlevel:
INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal
switch:root> Unmounting all filesystems.
The system is halted
flushing ide devices: hda
Power down.
2. Set the AC power switches to O.
All devices are returned to their initial state the next time the switch is powered on.
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LED activity interpretation
System activity and status can be determined through the activity of the LEDs on the switch.
There are three possible LED states: no light, a steady light, and a flashing light. Flashing LEDs may
be slow, fast, or flickering. The LED colors are either green or amber.
Sometimes, the LEDs flash either of the colors during boot, POST, or other diagnostic tests. This is
normal; it does not indicate a problem unless the LEDs do not indicate a healthy state after all boot
processes and diagnostic tests are complete.
Brocade 6505 LEDs
The Brocade 6505 has the following LEDs:
•
•
•
•
One system status LED (upper) on the left side.
One power status LED (lower) on the left side.
Two Ethernet port LEDs (one amber, one green).
One bicolor (green and amber) port status LED for each port on the switch. These LEDs are
arrayed above each pair of Fibre Channel ports.
• One power supply and fan assembly LED above the AC power switch on each power supply on
the non-port side of the switch.
LED locations
Figure 3 shows the LEd locations on the port side of the Brocade 6505. The port status LEDs for
the FC ports are arranged left and right to correspond to the upper and lower ports respectively in
each pair. Refer to Figure 1 for the locations of the FC ports.
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2
3
4
5
7
6
8
1
System power LED (green)
5
FC port status LED (port 0)
2
System status LED green/amber)
6
FC port status LED (port 4)
3
Ethernet port activity LED (amber)
7
FC port 0
4
Ethernet port speed LED (green)
8
FC port 4
FIGURE 3
3
LEDs on the port side of Brocade 6505
NOTE
The two LEDs on the serial console port are non-functional.
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Figure 4 shows the LEDs on the nonport side of the switch.
1
1
Power supply and fan assembly #1 status LED
FIGURE 4
LEDs on the nonport side of Brocade 6505
LED patterns
Table 1 describes the port side LEDs and their behavior.
TABLE 1
Port side LED patterns during normal operation
LED name
LED color
Status of hardware
Recommended action
Power Status
(green)
No light
System is off or there is an
internal power supply failure.
Verify the system is powered on (power
supply switches to I), the power cables
are attached, and your power source is
live.
Otherwise, contact your switch service
provider.
Steady green
System is on and power supplies
are functioning properly.
No action required.
No light
System is off or there is no
power.
Verify the system is on and has
completed booting.
Steady green
System is on and functioning
properly.
No action required.
Steady amber (for
more than five
seconds)
A system fault has occurred.
This LED displays steady amber
during POST; this is normal and
does not indicate a fault.
Check the failure indicated on the
system console.
Contact your switch service provider.
Blinking amber
Attention is required. A number
of factors can cause this status,
including a single power supply
failure, a fan failure, or one or
more environmental ranges has
been exceeded.
Check the management interface and
the error log for details on the cause of
status.
Contact your switch service provider.
Ethernet
Speed (green)
No light
Port speed is 10 Mbps.
No action required.
Steady green
Port speed is 100 Mbps.
No action required.
Ethernet
Activity/Link
(amber)
No light
There is no link.
Verify that the Ethernet cable is
connected correctly.
Steady amber
There is a link.
No action required.
Blinking amber
There is link activity (traffic).
No action required.
System Status
(bicolor)
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Port side LED patterns during normal operation (Continued)
LED name
LED color
Status of hardware
Recommended action
Optical media
port status
(one bicolor
LED for each
FC port)
Off
No light or signal carrier on the
media interface.
Verify that the transceiver is installed
correctly and that the cable is
connected correctly.
Steady amber
Receiving light or carrier, but not
online.
No action required.
Slow blinking amber
(2 sec)
Disabled (by diagnostics or by
portDisable command).
Verify that the diagnostic tests are not
being run. Re-enable the port using the
portEnable command.
Fast blinking amber
(1/2 sec)
Port failure.
Check the management interface and
the error log for details on the cause of
the failure. Contact Technical Support
if necessary.
Steady green
Online.
No action required.
Slow blinking green
(2 sec)
Online but segmented (loopback
cable or incompatible switch).
No action required.
Fast blinking green
(1/2 sec)
Internal loopback (diagnostic).
No action required.
Flickering green
Online, frames flowing through
port.
No action required.
Table 2 describes the LEDs on the nonport side of the switch.
TABLE 2
Nonport side LED patterns during normal operation
LED name
LED color
Status of hardware
Recommended action
Power supply
and fan
assembly
status (green)
No light
Power supply and fan assembly
is not receiving power or is off.
Verify the power supply and fan
assembly is on and seated and the
power cord is connected to a
functioning power source.
Steady green
Power supply and fan assembly
is operating normally.
No action required.
Flashing green
Power supply and fan assembly
is faulty.
Note: When the switch is first
powered on the power supply
and fan assembly status LED will
show flashing green until POST
has completed.
Check the power cable connection.
Verify that the power supply and fan
assembly is powered on.
Replace the power supply and fan
assembly FRU.
POST and boot specifications
When the switch is turned on or rebooted, the switch performs power-on self-test (POST). Total boot
time with POST can be several minutes. POST can be omitted after subsequent reboots by using
the fastboot command or entering the diagDisablePost command to persistently disable POST.
For more information about these commands, refer to the Fabric OS Command Reference Manual.
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Interpreting POST results
POST
The success or failure results of the diagnostic tests that run during POST can be monitored
through LED activity, the error log, or the command line interface.
POST includes the following tasks:
• Conducts preliminary POST diagnostics.
• Initializes the operating system.
• Initializes hardware.
• Runs diagnostic tests on several functions, including circuitry, port functionality, memory,
statistics counters, and serialization.
Boot
In addition to POST, boot includes the following tasks after POST is complete:
• Performs universal port configuration.
• Initializes links.
• Analyzes fabric. If any ports are connected to other switches, the switch participates in a fabric
configuration.
• Obtains a domain ID and assigns port addresses.
• Constructs unicast routing tables.
• Enables normal port operation.
Interpreting POST results
POST is a system check that is performed each time the switch is powered on, rebooted, or reset.
During POST, the LEDs flash either amber or green. Any errors that occur during POST are listed in
the error log.
Complete the following steps to determine whether POST completed successfully and whether any
errors were detected.
1. Verify that the switch LEDs indicate that all components are healthy.
See Table 1 and Table 2 for descriptions and interpretations of LED patterns. If one or more
LEDs do not display a healthy state, verify that the LEDs on the switch are not set to “beacon”
by entering the switchShow command to detect if beaconing is active.
2. Verify that the switch prompt displays on the terminal of a computer workstation connected to
the switch.
If there is no switch prompt when POST completes, press Enter. If the switch prompt still does
not display, try opening a Telnet session or accessing the switch through another management
tool. If this is not successful, the switch did not successfully complete POST. Contact your
switch supplier for repair.
3. Review the switch error log for errors. Any errors detected during POST are written to the error
log, accessible through the errShow command.
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For information about all referenced commands, and on accessing the error log, refer to the Fabric
OS Administrator’s Guide. For information about error messages, refer to the Fabric OS Message
Reference Manual.
Brocade 6505 maintenance
The Brocade 6505 is designed for high availability and low failure; it does not require any regular
physical maintenance. Maintenance includes running diagnostic tests and checking and replacing
field-replaceable units, described in the following sections.
Installing an SFP+ transceiver
The Brocade 6505 only supports Brocade-branded 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps SFP+ optical transceivers.
For the Fibre Channel connections, the Brocade 6505 uses SFP+ transceivers that support any
combination of Short Wavelength (SWL), Long Wavelength (LWL), and Extended Long Wavelength
(ELWL) optical media.
If you use an unqualified transceiver, the switchShow command output shows the port in a
Mod_Inv state. Fabric OS also logs the issue in the system error log.
For this procedure, see Figure 5 or Figure 6.
Complete the following steps to an SFP+ transceiver.
1. Making sure that the bail (wire handle) is in the unlocked position, position the optical
transceiver so that the key is oriented correctly to the port. Insert the transceiver into the port
until it is firmly seated and the latching mechanism clicks; then close the bail.
Transceivers are keyed so that they can only be inserted with the correct orientation. If a
transceiver does not slide in easily, ensure that it is correctly oriented.
2. Position a cable so that the key (the ridge on one side of the cable connector) is aligned with
the slot in the transceiver. Insert the cable into the transceiver until the latching mechanism
clicks.
Cables are keyed so that they can be inserted in only one way. If a cable does not slide in
easily, ensure that it is correctly oriented. Do not insert a cable intended for an mSFP
transceiver into a regular SFP+ transceiver. You may damage the cable. Do not force a
standard SFP cable into an mSFP transceiver. You may damage the transceiver.
NOTE
Each SFP+ transceiver has a 10-pad gold-plated PCB-edge connector on the bottom. The correct
position to insert an SFP+ transceiver into the upper row of ports is with the gold-plated edge down.
The correct position to insert an SFP+ transceiver into the lower row of ports is with the gold-plated
edge up.
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FIGURE 5
Installing a 16 Gbps SFP+ optical transceiver in the upper row port slot
FIGURE 6
Installing an 8 Gbps SFP+ optical transceiver in the upper row port slot
Diagnostic tests
In addition to POST, Fabric OS includes diagnostic tests to help you troubleshoot the hardware and
firmware. This includes tests of internal connections and circuitry, fixed media, and the
transceivers and cables in use.
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The tests are implemented by command, either through a Telnet session or through a console set
up to the serial connection to the switch. Some tests require the ports to be connected by external
cables, to allow diagnostics to verify the serializer/deserializer interface, transceiver, and cable.
Some tests require loopback plugs.
Diagnostic tests run at link speeds of 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps depending on the speed of the link being
tested and the type of port.
NOTE
Diagnostic tests might temporarily lock the transmit and receive speed of the links during diagnostic
testing.
For information about specific diagnostic tests, see the Fabric OS Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Guide.
Brocade 6505 management
You can use the management functions built into the Brocade 6505 to monitor the fabric topology,
port status, physical status, and other information to help you analyze switch performance and to
accelerate system debugging.
The Brocade 6505 automatically performs power-on self-test (POST) each time it is turned on. Any
errors are recorded in the system error log. For more information about POST, see “POST and boot
specifications” on page 21.
For information about upgrading the version of Fabric OS installed on your switch, see the Fabric
OS Administrator’s Guide.
You can manage the Brocade 6505 using any of the management options listed in Table 3. Refer to
the Fabric OS Command Reference Manual for more information on the CLI commands.
TABLE 3
Management options for the Brocade 6505 switch
Management tool
Out-of-band support
In-band support
Command line interface (CLI)
For more information, refer to the Fabric OS
Administrator’s Guide and the Fabric OS Command
Reference Manual.
Ethernet or serial
connection
IP over Fibre Channel
Brocade Web Tools
For information, refer to the Web Tools Administrator’s
Guide.
Ethernet or serial
connection
IP over Fibre Channel
Standard SNMP applications
For information, refer to the MIB Reference Manual.
Ethernet or serial
connection
IP over Fibre Channel
Management Server
For information, refer to the Fabric OS Administrator’s
Guide and the Fabric OS Command Reference Manual.
Ethernet or serial
connection
Native in-band
interface
(over HBA only)
Brocade Network Advisor
For information, refer to the Brocade Network Advisor
documentation set.
Ethernet or serial
connection
IP over Fibre Channel
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Removal and Replacement of Power Supplies and Fans
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In this chapter
• Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
• Removing and replacing a power supply and fan assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Introduction
NOTE
Read the “Installation and safety considerations” on page 5 before servicing.
The field-replaceable units (FRUs) in the Brocade 6505 can be removed and replaced without
special tools. The Brocade 6505 can continue operating during the FRU replacement if the
conditions specified in the procedure are followed.
Removing and replacing a power supply and fan assembly
The Brocade 6505 fans are fixed inside the combined power supply and fan assembly to provide
necessary airflow to cool the entire system. There are two fans located in each power supply and
fan assembly. The system software sets fan speed and measures the speed through the
tachometer interface.
The base model Brocade 6505 has one power supply and fan assembly, as displayed in Figure 7.
Fabric OS identifies the assemblies from right to left on the nonport side. Even though they are
contained within a single unit, the power supply and fan components are identified separately. In
the chassisShow command they are identified as Power Supply Unit:1 and Fan Unit:1.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
Filler panel
5
Power plug receptacle (with plug retainer)
2
Power supply and fan assembly 1
6
Thumbscrew
3
Power supply and fan assembly LED
7
Handle
4
On/off switch
FIGURE 7
Nonport side of the Brocade 6505
CAUTION
Disassembling any part of the power supply voids the part warranty and regulatory certifications.
There are no user-serviceable parts inside the power supply and fan assembly.
CAUTION
The cooling system relies on pressurized air; if you are using redundant power supply and fan
assemblies, do not leave either of the power supply and fan assembly slots empty longer than
two minutes when the Brocade 6505 is operating. If one power supply and fan assembly fails,
leave the power supply and fan assembly in the Brocade 6505 until it can be replaced.
If you are using only one power supply and fan assembly, be sure that the slot filler panel is in
place. If that power supply fails, the switch will turn off.
ATTENTION
If you are using two power supply and fan assemblies, maintain both power supply and fan
assemblies in operational condition to provide redundancy.
Table 4 describes the power supply and fan assembly status LED colors, behaviors, and actions
required, if any.
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Power supply and fan assembly status LED behavior, description, and required
actions
LED color
Description
Action required
No light
Power supply and fan assembly is not receiving
power, or is off.
Verify that the power supply and fan
assembly is on and seated and the
power cord is connected to a
functioning power source.
Steady green
Power supply and fan assembly is operating
normally.
No action is required.
Flashing green (for
more than 5 seconds)
Power supply and fan assembly is faulty for one
of the following reasons:
• The assembly is switched off - flashing for
~ 5 seconds, then off
• The power cable is disconnected - flashing
for ~ 5 seconds, then off
• The power supply and fan assembly has
failed
NOTE: When the Brocade 6505 is first powered
on, the power supply and fan assembly status
LED will flash until POST has completed.
Try one of the following:
• Check the power cable
connection.
• Verify that the assembly is
powered on.
• Replace the power supply and fan
assembly.
Determining the need to replace a power supply and fan assembly
Use one of the following methods to determine the status of the power supplies:
• Check the power supply and fan assembly status LED next to the on/off switch (refer to
“LED locations” on page 18).
• In Web Tools, click the Power Status icon.
• Enter the psShow command at the prompt to display power supply and fan assembly
status in the following example:
br6505:admin> psshow
Power Supply #1 is OK
Power Supply #2 is absent
br6505:admin>
Alternatively, you can enter the fanShow or chassisShow commands to determine the
status of the power supply and fan assembly:
br6505:admin> fanshow
Fan 1 is OK, speed is 8653 RPM
Fan 2 is absent
br6505:admin>
br6505:admin> chassisshow
FAN Unit: 1
Fan Direction:
Time Awake:
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POWER SUPPLY Unit: 1
Power Source:
Time Awake:
AC
0 days
Power Supply #1 is OK
Power Supply #2 is absent
<additional output truncated>
br6505:admin>
Time required
Replacing a power supply and fan assembly in the Brocade 6505 should require less than two
minutes to complete.
Items required
The following items are required to replace a power supply and fan assembly:
• New power supply and fan assembly
• A #1 Phillips screwdriver
Removing a power supply and fan assembly
Refer to Figure 8 for this procedure.
Complete the following steps to remove a combined power supply and fan assembly from a
Brocade 6505.
1. If the Brocade 6505 has only one power supply and fan assembly, then the switch must be
powered off prior to replacing the assembly. If the Brocade 6505 has two power supply and fan
assemblies installed, verify that the other power supply and fan assembly (the one not being
replaced) has been powered on for at least four seconds and has a steady green LED.
2. If the Brocade 6505 has two power supply and fan assemblies, skip to step 3. If the Brocade
6505 has only one power supply and fan assembly, enter the sysShutDown command before
powering off the assembly to maintain the reliability of the system.
3. Power off the assembly to be replaced by switching the AC power switch to the O symbol.
If the Brocade 6505 has two power supply and fan assemblies,the fans in the second power
supply will automatically switch to high speed to maintain adequate cooling.
4. Unplug the power cord from the power supply and fan assembly that is being replaced.
5. Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the captive screw.
6. Remove the power supply and fan assembly from the chassis by pulling the handle out and
away from the chassis.
7.
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Note the part number on the assembly just removed.
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1
3
2
4
1
Brocade 6505 chassis
3
Captive screw
2
Power supply and fan assembly
4
Product labels
FIGURE 8
Inserting the power supply and fan assembly into the switch
Replacing a power supply and fan assembly
Refer to Figure 8 for this procedure.
Complete the following steps to replace a combined power supply and fan assembly in a Brocade
6505.
CAUTION
The power supply switch must be in the off position (on/off sawitch switched to the O symbol(
when inserting it in the chassis. Damage to the switch could result if a live power supply is
installed.
1. Ensure that the new power supply and fan assembly has the same part number as the power
supply and fan assembly being replaced.
2. Orient the new power supply and fan assembly with the captive screw on the right, as shown in
Figure 8.
CAUTION
Do not force the installation. If the FRU does not slide in easily, ensure that it is correctly oriented
before continuing.
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3. Gently push the power supply and fan assembly into the chassis until it is firmly seated.
4. Using the Phillips screwdriver, secure the power supply and fan assembly to the chassis by
tightening in the captive screw.
5. Plug the power cord into the power supply and fan assembly and power on the unit by
switching the AC power switch to the I symbol.
6. Verify that the LED on the new power supply and fan assembly displays a steady green light
while the Brocade 6505 is operating. If the LED is not a steady green, ensure that the power
supply is securely installed and seated properly.
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Optionally, if using the command line interface (CLI), enter the psShow command at the
command line prompt to display the status. You can also use the fanShow or chassisShow
commands. Power supply and fan assembly status can also be viewed using the Web Tools
application.
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A
Brocade 6505 Specifications
In this appendix
• Weight and physical dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Facility requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• System power specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Environmental requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• General specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Data transmission ranges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Memory specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Fibre Channel port specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Serial port specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Access Gateway default port mapping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Regulatory compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Electrical cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Regulatory certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Environmental regulation compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Weight and physical dimensions
Table 5 lists the weight and dimensions of the Brocade 6505.
TABLE 5
Physical specifications
Dimension
Value
Height
1U or 4.3 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth
44.3 cm (17.4 in.)
Width
43.8 cm (17.2 in.) (note the slightly increased width
which requires a slim rail rack mount kit for mounting)
Weight (with one power supply and fan assembly, and no
SFP+ transceivers installed)
7.82 kg (17.25 lb)
Facility requirements
Table 6 provides the facilities requirements that must be met for the Brocade 6505.
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System power specifications
TABLE 6
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Facility requirements
Type
Requirements
Electrical
•
Adequate supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size, as specified by the electrical rating
on the switch nameplate.
• Circuit protected by a circuit breaker and grounded in accordance with local electrical
codes.
Refer to Table 7 on page 34 for complete power supply specifications.
Thermal
•
Cabinet (when
rack-mounted)
•
•
•
•
•
A minimum airflow of 79.8 cubic meters/hour (47 cubic ft/min.) available in the
immediate vicinity of the switch.???
Ambient air temperature not exceeding 40°C (104°F) while the switch is operating.
One rack unit (1U) in a 48.3 cm (19-inch) cabinet.
All equipment in cabinet grounded through a reliable branch circuit connection.
Additional weight of switch not to exceed the cabinet’s weight limits.
Cabinet secured to ensure stability in case of unexpected movement.
System power specifications
The power supplies are universal and capable of functioning worldwide without voltage jumpers or
switches. They meet IEC 61000-4-5 surge voltage requirements and are autoranging in terms of
accommodating input voltages and line frequencies. Each power supply has built-in fans for
cooling.
Table 7 lists the system power specifications for the Brocade 6505.
TABLE 7
System power specifications
Specification
Value
Maximum output (per power supply)
150 watts, 12 VDC
AC input power draw
Idle, no optics: 60 W
Maximum, fully populated with 16 Gbps SWL optics: 80 W
AC input voltage
85-264 VAC, nominal 100-240 VAC
AC input line frequency
47-63 Hz, nominal 50-60 Hz
AC inrush current
Maximum of 35A @ 240 VAC for 10 ms or less
Input line protection
AC lines are fused.
Environmental requirements
Table 8 lists the acceptable environmental ranges for both operating and nonoperating (such as
during transportation or storage) conditions.
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Environmental requirements
Condition
Acceptable during operation
Acceptable during nonoperation
Ambient
Temperature
0º to 40ºC (32º to 104ºF)
-25º to 70ºC (-13º to 158ºF)
Humidity
10% to 85% RH non-condensing, at
40ºC (104ºF)
10% to 90% RH non-condensing, at 70ºC
(158ºF)
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Environmental requirements (Continued)
Condition
Acceptable during operation
Acceptable during nonoperation
Altitude
0 to 3 km (9,842 feet) above sea level
0 to 12 km (39,370 feet) above sea level
Shock
20 G, 6 ms, half-sine wave
33 G, 11 ms, half-sine wave, 3/eg Axis
Vibration
0.5 G sine, 0.4 gms random, 5-500 Hz
2.0 G sine, 1.1 gms random, 5-500 Hz
Airflow
Maximum - 71.36 cmh (42 cfm)???
Nominal - 59.47 cmh (35 cfm)???
NOTE: Airflow is port side exhaust.
N/A
Heat dissipation
338 BTU/hr (24 port configuration)
N/A
General specifications
Table 9 lists the general specifications for the Brocade 6505.
TABLE 9
General specifications
Specification
Description
Configurable port types
F_Port, E_Port, M_Port, EX_Port, D_Port
System architecture
Nonblocking shared-memory switch
System processor
PowerPC 440EPx @ 667 MHz
ANSI Fibre Channel protocol
FC-PH (Fibre Channel Physical and Signalling Interface standard)
Modes of operation
Fibre Channel Class 2 and Class 3
Fabric initialization
Complies with FC-SW-3 Rev. 6.6
FC-IP (IP-over-Fibre Channel)
Complies with FC-IP 2.3 of FCA profile
Aggregate switch I/O bandwidth
384 Gbps
FC Port-to-port latency
800 nanoseconds with no contention (destination port is free)
Switching capacity
An aggregate switching capacity of 210??? million frames per second (for
Class 2, Class 3, and Class F frames for the 24 port chassis)
Data transmission ranges
Table 10 provides the data transmission ranges for different transceivers, port speeds, and cable
types.
TABLE 10
Supported optics, speeds, cables, and distances
Transceiver
type
Form factor
Speed
Multimode media
(62.5 microns)
(OM1)
Multimode media
(50 microns)
(OM2)
Multimode media
(50 microns)
(OM3)
Multimode media
(50 microns)
(OM4)
Single mode media
(9 microns)
SWL
SFP+
4 Gbps
70 m (229 ft.)
150 m (492 ft.)
380 m (1264 ft.)
400 m (1312 ft.)
N/A
SFP+
8 Gbps
21 m (68 ft.)
50 m (164 ft.)
150 m (492 ft.)
150 m (492 ft.)
N/A
SFP+
16 Gbps
15 m (49 ft.)
35 m (115 ft.)
100 m (328ft.)
125 m (410 ft.)
N/A
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TABLE 10
Supported optics, speeds, cables, and distances (Continued)
Transceiver
type
Form factor
Speed
Multimode media
(62.5 microns)
(OM1)
Multimode media
(50 microns)
(OM2)
Multimode media
(50 microns)
(OM3)
Multimode media
(50 microns)
(OM4)
Single mode media
(9 microns)
LWL
SFP+
4 Gbps
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
30 km (18.6 mi.)
SFP+
8 Gbps
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
10 km (6.2 mi.) or
40 km (24.8 mi.)
SFP+
16 Gbps
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
10 km (6.2 mi.)
Up to 7500 km at 2 Gbps is supported when using a long distance transport system such as
DWDM.
Memory specifications
The Brocade 6505 has three primary types of memory devices: boot flash, compact flash, and
main memory. The size of each is listed in Table 11.
TABLE 11
Brocade 6505 memory specifications
Memory type
Amount
Boot flash
4 MB (expandable to 8 MB)
Compact flash
1 GB
Main memory (SODIMM DDR2)
1 GB, 64-bit bus operating at 166 MHz with 8-bit ECC
Fibre Channel port specifications
The Fibre Channel ports in the Brocade 6505 are compatible with SWL, LWL, and ELWL SFP+
transceivers (for 16 Gbps performance). The strength of the signal is determined by the type of
transceiver in use.
The ports meet all required safety standards. For more information about these standards, see
“Regulatory compliance” on page 37.
The ports are capable of operating at 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps depending on SFP+ transceiver models
and are able to autonegotiate to the maximum link speed.
Serial port specifications
The serial port is located on the port side of the switch. The Brocade 6505 uses an RJ45 connector
for the serial port. An RJ45-to-DB9 adapter is also provided with the switch.
NOTE
To protect the serial port from damage, keep the cover on the port when not in use.
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The serial port can be used to connect to a workstation to configure the switch IP address before
connecting the switch to a fabric or IP network. The serial port’s parameters are fixed at 9600
baud, 8 data bits, and no parity, with flow control set to None.
Table 12 lists the serial cable pinouts.
TABLE 12
Serial cable pinouts
PIN
Signal
Description
1
Not supported
N/A
2
Not supported
N/A
3
UART1_TXD
Transmit data
4
GND
Logic ground
5
GND
Logic ground
6
UART1_RXD
Receive data
7
Not supported
N/A
8
Not supported
N/A
Access Gateway default port mapping
Table 13 lists the port mappings of F_Ports to N_Ports.
TABLE 13
Access Gateway default port mapping
Total ports
F_Ports
N_Ports
Default port mapping
24
0-15
16-23
0,1 mapped to 16
2,3 mapped to 17
4,5 mapped to 18
6,7 mapped to 19
8,9 mapped to 20
10,11 mapped to 21
12,13 mapped to 22
14,15 mapped to 23
Regulatory compliance
This section describes the following regulatory compliance requirements for the Brocade 6505: It
contains:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
“FCC warning (US only)” on page 38
“German statement” on page 38
“KCC statement (Republic of Korea)” on page 38
“VCCI statement (Japan)” on page 38
“Power cords (Japan DENAN)” on page 39
“Chinese statement” on page 39
“BSMI statement (Taiwan)” on page 39
“CE statement” on page 39
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Regulatory compliance
• “Canadian requirements” on page 40
• “Laser compliance” on page 40
FCC warning (US only)
This equipment has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class A computing device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual, might cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at the user’s own
expense.
German statement
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung – 3 GPSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70.0
dB(A) gemäss EN ISO 7779.
Machine noise information regulation – 3. GPSGV, the highest sound pressure level value is 70.0
dB(A) in accordance with EN ISO 7779.
KCC statement (Republic of Korea)
A鞾 韥韥 (꽺ꓩ끞 ꗞꭖ뭪겕韥韥): 넩 韥韥鱉 꽺ꓩ끞(A鞾)냱ꈑ 놹녅볁놶뼞麦ꈒ냹 뼑 韥韥넩꿙鱽 볅ꎙ녅
鿅鱉 ꩡ끞녅鱉 넩 뇅냹 늱넍뼍겑韥 ꗉꄱꐥ, 閵뇊뀭넍 덵꾢꾅꫑ ꩡ끞뼍鱉 阸냹 ꑞ놶냱ꈑ 뼞鱽鲙.
Class A device (Broadcasting Communication Device for Office Use): This device obtained EMC
registration for office use (Class A), and may be used in places other than home. Sellers and/or
users need to take note of this.
VCCI statement (Japan)
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by
Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment,
radio disturbance might arise. When such trouble occurs, the user might be required to take
corrective actions.
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Power cords (Japan DENAN)
Chinese statement
This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
BSMI statement (Taiwan)
Warning:
This is Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
CE statement
ATTENTION
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product might cause radio interference,
and the user might be required to take corrective measures.
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Electrical cautions
The standards compliance label on the Brocade 6505 contains the CE mark which indicates that
this system conforms to the provisions of the following European Council directives, laws, and
standards:
•
•
•
•
•
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EEC
Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC
EN50082-2/EN55024:1998 (European Immunity Requirements)
EN61000-3-2/JEIDA (European and Japanese Harmonics Spec)
EN61000-3-3
Canadian requirements
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations, ICES-003 Class A.
Laser compliance
This equipment contains Class 1 laser products and complies with FDA Radiation Performance
Standards, 21 CFR Subchapter I and the international laser safety standard IEC 825-2.
ATTENTION
Use only optical transceivers that are qualified by Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and
comply with the FDA Class 1 radiation performance requirements defined in 21 CFR Subchapter I,
and with IEC 825-2. Optical products that do not comply with these standards might emit light that
is hazardous to the eyes.
Electrical cautions
RTC battery
DANGER
Do not attempt to replace the real-time clock (RTC) battery. There is a danger of explosion if the
battery is incorrectly replaced or disposed of. Contact your switch supplier if the real-time clock
begins to lose time.
Electrical safety
CAUTION
This switch might have more than one power cord. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
disconnect both power cords before servicing.
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CAUTION
Connect the power cord only to a grounded outlet.
CAUTION
This product is designed for an IT power system with phase-to-phase voltage of 230V. After
operation of the protective device, the equipment is still under voltage if it is connected to an IT
power system.
Regulatory certifications
Table 14 lists the regulatory compliance standards for which the Brocade 6505 is certified.
TABLE 14
Regulatory compliance standards
Country
Standards
Agency Certifications and Markings
Safety
EMC
Safety
EMC
United States
Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1
2nd Ed or latest
ANSI C63.4
cCSAus
FCC Class A and
Statement
Canada
Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1
2nd Ed or latest
ICES-003 Class A
cCSAus
ICES A and
Statement
Japan
European Union
CISPR22 and JEIDA
(Harmonics)
EN60950-1 2nd Ed or
latest
Australia, New Zealand
EN55022 and EN55024
VCCI-A and
Statement
TUV-GS
EN55022 and CISPR22
or AS/NZS CISPR22
Argentina
IEC60950-1 2nd Ed or
latest
Russia
IEC60950-1 2nd Ed or
latest
Korea
CE marking
C-Tick mark
“S” mark
51318.22-99 and
51318.24-99 or latest
GOST mark
KN22 and KN24
GOST mark
KCC mark Class
A
China
GB4943-2001 and
GB9254-1998 or latest
GB17625.1-2003 or
latest
CCC logo
CCC logo
Taiwan
CNS 14336-1 (99) or
latest
CNS 13438(95) or latest
BSMI mark
BSMI mark
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Environmental regulation compliance
Environmental regulation compliance
This section describes the “China RoHS” environmental regulatory compliance requirements for
the Brocade 6505 switch.
China RoHS
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Toxic / Hazardous Substances and Elements Table
Fiber Channel Switch
/
Fan, Blower Assemblies
PCBA Cards
(HBA)
Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
USB
USB Flash Drive
Power Supply Kit
SFP Optics
Sheet Metal
Chassis Assembly
Mechanical Brackets & Slides
Slot Filler
Cable Management Tray
Cable Comb
Cables and Power Cords
Replacement Doors
Battery
/
Software/Documentation CDs
: Indicates that the content of the toxic and hazardous substance in all the homogeneous
materials of the part is below the concentration limit requirement as described in SJ/T 113632006.
×: Indicates that the content of the toxic and hazardous substance in at least one homogeneous
material of the part exceeds the concentration limit requirement as described in SJ/T 113632006.
FIGURE 9
Toxic/hazardous substances and elements table
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Index
A
Access Gateway, 1
and Fabric OS Native mode, 13
default port mapping, 37
enabling and disabling, 14
Access Gateway mode
verifying, 15
access NTP server, 12
airflow, 2
B
base model, 5
boot, 22
boot flash memory, 36
Brocade Advanced Web Tools, 25
Brocade Network Advisor, 25
BSMI statement (Taiwan), 39
C
cabinet considerations, 6
cable bending limit, 6
cable management, 6
Canadian requirements, 40
CE statement, 40
China RoHS, 42
CLI
see command line interface
command
ag --modeShow, 15
date, 11
diagDisablePost, 21
errShow, 22
fastboot, 21
ipaddrset command, 9
psShow, 29, 32
switchShow, 22, 23
switchStatusPolicySet, 13
switchStatusPolicyShow, 13
tsClockServer, 11, 12
tsTimeZone, 12
command line interface, 25
compact flash memory, 36
configuration
date and time, 10
provide power, 8
serial connection, 9
switch IP address, 9
terminal emulator, 9
configuring the Brocade 6505, 8
console port, 3
country location, 12
D
data traffic types, 2
data transmission ranges, 35
date command, 11
diagDisablePost command, 21
diagnostic tests, 24
DPS
Dynamic Path Selection
see DPS
E
electrical
considerations, 6
safety, 40
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EMC compliance, 41
environmental
considerations, 6
requirements, 34
errShow command, 22
Ethernet management port, 3
event date and time, 10
extended distance support, 2
ISL
feature, 2
trunking, 13
items included with the Brocade 6505, 5
K
KCC statement (Republic of Korea), 38
F
facility requirements, 33
fans, 4
fans and power supplies
replacing, 27
fastboot command, 21
FC port-to-port latency, 2
FCC warning (US only), 38
features, licensable, 2
Fibre Channel
port specifications, 36
Fibre Channel Association, x
Fibre Channel ports, 3
front panel LEDs, 18
FRUs
power supply and fans, replacing, 27
G
general specifications, 35
L
laser compliance, 40
latency
FC port-to-port, 2
LEDs, 3
activity, 18
interpretation, 20
location, 18
patterns, 20
port side of the switch, 18
local clock, 12
LOCL, 12
logging timestamp, 10
M
main memory, 36
maintenance, 23
Management Server, 25
memory specifications, 36
monitoring through LED activity, 18
I
installation
cabinet install, 8
items required, 7
options, 5
safety considerations, 5
stand-alone Brocade 6505, 7
installing SFP or SFP+, 23
interpreting
LED activity, 18
POST results, 22
inter-switch link
see ISL
ipaddrset, 9
46
N
nonport side view, 4
NTP server access, 12
P
physical dimensions, 33
platform components, 1
POD
port count, 1
port mapping, Access Gateway, 37
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port speeds, 1
port types, 2
Ports on Demand
see POD
Ports on Demand (POD), 1
POST, 22
POST and boot specifications, 21
power cord statement (Japan DENAN, 39
power monitoring, 2
power supplies, 4
specifications, 34
power supplies and fans
replacing, 27
psShow command, 29, 32
R
RAS
real-time power monitoring, 2
regulatory certifications, 41
regulatory compliance, 37
Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
see RAS
requirements
environmental, 34
facility, 33
RTC battery, 40
S
safety standards, 41
safety, electrical, 40
serial port specifications, 36
setting
date and time, 10
IP address using DHCP, 9
static IP address, 9
time zone with country location, 12
time zone with time zone ID, 11
time zones, 11
SFP/SFP+ installation, 23
SNMP, 25
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Fibre Channel ports, 36
general, 35
memory, 36
power supplies, 34
serial ports, 36
static IP address
IPv4, 9
IPv6, 10
switch
capabilities, 1
management, 25
switch IP address, 9
static, 9
using DHCP, 9
switch overview, 1
switch status policy, 13
switchShow command, 22, 23
switchStatusPolicySet command, 13
switchStatusPolicyShow command, 13
synchronize local time using NTP, 12
T
terminal emulator
configuration, 9
time
local time synchronization, 10
time and date, 10
time zones, 10
trunking group, 13
tsClockServer command, 11, 12
tsTimeZone command, 12
U
unicast, 2
USB port, 3
V
VCCI statement, 38
47
W
wavelength support, 2
weight, 33
Z
zoning, 2
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