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Avid Network and Switch Guide • 0175-31139-00 Rev. A • July 2013 • Created 7/9/13
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Contents
Symbols and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
If You Need Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Accessing the Online Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Avid Training Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 1
Avid Network Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Default Switch Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Redundant Switch Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switch Vendor Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Default Switch Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ISIS 7000 External Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switch Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
ISIS 7000 Network Zone Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
ISIS 7000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ISIS 7000 Zone 2 Client Configuration (Indirect Connect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
ISIS 7000 Zone 1 and Zone 2 Client Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
ISIS 7000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Client Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Client Connection Speed to ISIS 7000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ISIS 7000 Link Aggregation Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ISIS 5000 Switch Consideration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ISIS 5000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
ISIS 5000 Zone 2 Configuration (System Director and Switch 1 Gb Connections) . 32
ISIS 5000 5000 Zone 2 Configuration (System Director and Switch 10 Gb Connections)
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ISIS 5000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Client Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
ISIS 2000 Network Zone Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
ISIS 2000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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ISIS 2000 Zone 2 Client Configuration (Indirect Connect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
ISIS 2000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Client Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Network Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Time Synchronization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
TFTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Network and Switch Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Ping and Tracert Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Ping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tracert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Sluggish Switch Performance On the Force10 S25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Replacing the Network Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Chapter 2
Avid Network Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Avid ISIS IP Port Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Avid Interplay Port Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Avid Interplay Central Port Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Interplay Sphere Port Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Chapter 3
Dell Force10 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Dell Force10 Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Dell Force10 S25 Switch Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
10 Gb Ethernet S25 Switch Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Stacking the Dell Force10 S25 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Dell Force10 S60 Switch Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
10 Gb Ethernet S60 Switch Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Stacking the Dell Force10 S60 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Dell Force10 S4810 Port Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Configuring the Dell Force10 Switch Through a Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Configuring the Dell Force10 Switch Through the Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Restoring the Avid Dell Force10 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Restoring From Flash Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Sample Switch Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Restoring From the Avid Software Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Turning on Flow Control in the Dell Force10 S25 Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
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Customize the Uplink on the Dell Force10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Network Setup Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Configure Dell Force10 Switch for Uplink On the Dell Force10 S25 . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Changing the IP Address Associated with the VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Changing the IP Address Associated with the Corporate Uplink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Changing Buffer Pool to a Single Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Removing/Adding Ports Associated with a VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Creating a Link Aggregation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Setting Up IP-Helper Addresses for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Upgrading FTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Upgrading U-Boot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Cascading Dell Force10 Switches in an ISIS Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Chapter 4
Cisco Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Accessing the Cisco Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Configuring the Cisco Switch Through the Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Cisco Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Loading the Avid Cisco Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Restoring From the Avid Software Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Changing the IP Address Associated with the VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Network Setup Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Uplinking Your Cisco Switch to the Corporate Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Sample Cisco Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Configuring the Cisco Switch Through a Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Adding Ports Associated to a VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Setting Up IP-Helper Addresses for DHCP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Enabling or Disabling IP Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Creating an EtherChannel (Link Aggregation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Upgrading the IOS on Cisco Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Chapter 5
Brocade Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Foundry/Brocade FESX624 and FESX424 2XG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Configuring the Foundry/Brocade Switch Through the Serial Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Loading a Switch Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Changing the IP Address Associated with the VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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Changing the IP Address Associated with the Corporate Uplink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Changing Buffer Pool on Uplink Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Configuring Buffer Pool to Support Editing Clients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Removing/Adding Ports Associated to a VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Enabling or Disabling IP Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Creating Trunked Ports (Link Aggregation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Setting Up IP-Helper Addresses for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Upgrading Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Chapter 6
Sample Switch Topologies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Configuration A (ISIS 7000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Configuration B (ISIS 7000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Configuration C (ISIS 7000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Configuration D (ISIS 7000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Configuration E (ISIS 7000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Chapter 7
Switch Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Supported Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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Using This Guide
This document describes switch setup information for the Avid® ISIS® shared storage networks.
Your network might not contain certain topologies that are covered in the documentation. The
Avid network and switches are tuned for high-speed and high-capacity shared storage primarily
for Avid editing workstations and servers that manage media.
Symbols and Conventions
Avid documentation uses the following symbols and conventions:
Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
n
A note provides important related information, reminders,
recommendations, and strong suggestions.
c
A caution means that a specific action you take could cause harm to your
computer or cause you to lose data.
w
>
A warning describes an action that could cause you physical harm. Follow
the guidelines in this document or on the unit itself when handling electrical
equipment.
This symbol indicates menu commands (and subcommands) in the order you
select them. For example, File > Import means to open the File menu and
then select the Import command.
This symbol indicates a single-step procedure. Multiple arrows in a list
indicate that you perform one of the actions listed.
(Windows) or (Macintosh) This text indicates that the information applies only to the specified
operating system, either Windows or Macintosh OS X.
Bold font
Bold font is primarily used in task instructions to identify user interface
items and keyboard sequences.
Italic font
Italic font is used to emphasize certain words and to indicate variables.
Courier Bold font
Courier Bold font identifies text that you type.
Ctrl+key or mouse action
Press and hold the first key while you press the last key or perform the
mouse action. For example, Command+Option+C or Ctrl+drag.
If You Need Help
If You Need Help
If you are having trouble using your Avid product:
1. Retry the action, carefully following the instructions given for that task in this guide. It is
especially important to check each step of your workflow.
2. Check the latest information that might have become available after the documentation was
published.
New information would be found in the ReadMe file supplied on your Avid software
installation kit as a PDF document and is also available online.
You should always check online for the most up-to-date release notes or ReadMe
because the online version is updated whenever new information becomes available. To
view the online versions, visit the Knowledge Base at www.avid.com/US/support.
3. Check the documentation that came with your Avid application or your hardware for
maintenance or hardware-related issues.
4. Visit the online Knowledge Base at www.avid.com/US/support. Online services are
available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Search this online Knowledge Base to find
answers, to view error messages, to access troubleshooting tips, to download updates, and to
read or join online message-board discussions.
Accessing the Online Documentation
The Avid ISIS online documentation contains all the product documentation in PDF format. You
can access the documentation in the AvidISISDocumentation folder on the Avid ISIS installer
kit. You need to download and install Acrobat Reader on your Avid ISIS before you can access
the PDF documentation.
n
You need to download and install Acrobat Reader on your Avid ISIS before you can access the
PDF documentation.
To access the online documentation from the installer kit:
1. Insert your Avid ISIS USB flash drive with the Avid ISIS software kit into the USB port.
2. Navigate to the [USB flash drive]:\.AvidISISDocumentation folder, and double-click the
PDF file for the document you want to view.
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Avid Training Services
Avid Training Services
Avid makes lifelong learning, career advancement, and personal development easy and
convenient. Avid understands that the knowledge you need to differentiate yourself is always
changing, and Avid continually updates course content and offers new training delivery methods
that accommodate your pressured and competitive work environment.
For information on courses/schedules, training centers, certifications, courseware, and books,
please visit www.avid.com/support and follow the Training links, or call Avid Sales at
800-949-AVID (800-949-2843).
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1 Avid Network Planning
The purpose of this document is to provide ISIS Administrators with a single reference regarding
the implementation, configuration and troubleshooting of all Avid® ISIS qualified Ethernet
switches for use as the Avid Production Network (APN) switch. The switches covered in this
documented have been qualified or approved by Avid in the configurations presented. However,
in order to reduce the complexity of this document, configurations are limited to the qualified
APN switches offered by Avid. Most of this information can also be applied to the approved
switches not offered by Avid. Avid recommends you refer to the vendor’s documentation for
specifics. Switches listed in this document have been qualified or approved in the ISIS 7000,
ISIS 5000, and ISIS 2000 environments.
Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
The following switches have been qualified or approved for the specified Avid ISIS
environments.
•
Qualified — tested with each major software release.
•
Approved — tested once with no subsequent re-testing.
APN Switches Qualified for the ISIS Environment
ISIS 7000
External
Expansion
Switches (EXS)
Switch
ISIS 7000
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
✓
✓
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
✓
✓
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Force10 S4810
Foundry/Brocade
FESX424 and FESX624
✓
ISIS 2000
✓
Force10 S25N and S25P
Force10 S60
ISIS 5000
✓
✓
✓
✓
Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
APN Switches Approved for the ISIS Environment
ISIS 7000
External
Expansion
Switches (EXS)
Switch
ISIS 7000
Arista Networks 7048T-A
✓
✓
Cisco Nexus 7000 series
✓
✓
✓
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X
✓
✓
✓
Cisco Catalyst 6500-E series ✓
✓
✓
Foundry/Brocade
SuperX
✓
✓
✓
Foundry/Brocade
FESX448 and FESX648
✓
✓
✓
ISIS 5000
ISIS 2000
Most Windows editing clients must use the 1-Gb Intel Pro 1000 PT or PF Ethernet board to
connect to all Avid ISIS system. Many onboard Ethernet ports are also suitable, see the Avid ISIS
ReadMe for client platforms with supported onboard Ethernet ports or specific exceptions.
Macintosh clients can use the built-in Ethernet port or Small Tree® PEG1F or PEG2F optical
adapters.
Configuration information on the Ethernet switches that are qualified with Avid ISIS shared
storage network is provided later in this document. For sample configurations provided in the
ISIS software kit, see “Sample Switch Topologies” on page 107. Navigate to \Switch
Configuration folder, and select the folder for your model ISIS and switch.
Avid has qualified or approved the following layer 2 and layer 3 switches used in a Zone 2 and
Zone 3 configurations.
n
All Force10 switches ship from Avid pre-configured for an Avid ISIS 5000 environment. You
should upgrade your switch to the latest configuration file found in the ISIS software kit. For
information on configuring the switches, see “Dell Force10 Switches” on page 58.
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
n
n
When connecting 10 Gb clients in the ISIS 5000 environment, you must enable flowcontrol RX on
the 10 Gb switch port. Flow control for both TX and RX is enabled on the ISIS Clients, see
“Turning on Flow Control in the Dell Force10 S25 Switch” on page 74.
•
Cisco® Catalyst 4900M switch (qualified in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and 2000 environments)
can accommodate one or two modules offering a variety of 1 Gb Ethernet and 10 Gb
Ethernet ports. (Avid supports both long range (LR) and short range (SR) X2s)
•
Cisco Catalyst 4948E switch (qualified in the ISIS 7000 and 5000 environments) contains 48
1-Gb ports and four alternative wired ports that can accommodate optional 1 Gb Small
Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) or 10 Gb Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) optics.
•
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE (qualified in the ISIS 7000 environment) contains 48 1-Gb ports
and two X2 based 10-Gb ports (Avid supports both LR and SR X2s)
•
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X switch (approved in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and 2000 environments) is
available in 32- and 16-port versions configured with optional network and uplink modules.
The Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) interface supports both 10 Gigabit Ethernet
and 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
•
Cisco Catalyst 6500-E series switch (approved in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and 2000
environments) can be configured to meet a wide variety of 1 Gb and 10 Gb high-density
Ethernet ports while providing high levels of network resilience. Depending on the base unit,
there are from 3 to 13 slots with configurations offering SFP, SFP+, and XL support. (Avid
supports both LR and SR X2s) This series is ideally suited for enterprise core and
aggregation environments.
•
Cisco Nexus 7000 series (approved in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and 2000 environments) can be
configured to meet a wide variety of combinations of 1 Gb Ethernet and 10 Gb Ethernet
connections. Depending on the base unit, there are from 4 to 18 slots that allow for
supervisor modules and up to 16 I/O modules offering a variety of ports (including SFP+
with XL option).
•
Force10® Networks S25N switch (qualified in the ISIS 5000 environment) containing 24
1-Gb ports on the front, and two slots on the back for 10 Gb XFP modules or 12 Gb stacking
modules. The 12 Gb stacking modules allow for interconnecting two S25N switches when
more than 24 1 Gb or two 10 Gb client connections are in use.
If using either version of the Force10 S25 switch for 10 Gb client connections, you must enable
flow control on the 10 Gb ports of the switch. For instructions, see “Turning on Flow Control in
the Dell Force10 S25 Switch” on page 74. Flow control is disabled in the Avid default Force10
S25 switch configuration.
•
Force10 Networks S25P switch (qualified in the ISIS 5000 environment) containing 24
optical 1-Gb ports on the front, and two slots on the back for 10 Gb XFP modules or 12 Gb
stacking modules. The 12 Gb stacking modules allow for interconnecting two S25P switches
when more than 24 1 Gb or two 10 Gb client connections are in use.
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
•
Force10 Networks S60 switch (qualified in the ISIS 7000 and 5000 environments) contains
48 1-Gb ports and two slots for 10 Gb Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) modules or
24 Gb stacking modules. (One slot is on the front of the switch and the other is on the back.)
The 24 Gb stacking modules allow for interconnecting two S60 switches when more than 48
1 Gb or two 10 Gb client connections are in use.
n
The Force10 S60 switch is only supported in the ISIS 7000 environment when clients are using
ISIS Client v3.5 or later software.
n
There are Force10 S25 switch configuration files in the ISIS v4.0 software kit but that switch is
not supported in the ISIS 7000 environment.
•
n
Force10 Networks S4810 switch (qualified in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and 2000 environments)
containing 48 dual-speed 1/10 Gb (SFP+) ports (as well as four 40 Gb QSFP+ uplinks not
supported in an Avid environment).
The Avid ISIS 5000 Setup Guide includes information on the Force10 Networks S4810 switch.
Like all other Force10 switches, the S4810 ships from Avid pre-configured for an Avid ISIS 5000
environment. If you need to reload the Avid S4810 switch configuration file it is available in the
Avid ISIS software kit.
•
Arista Networks 7048T switch (approved in the ISIS 7000 and 5000 environments) contains
48 1-Gb ports and four SFP+ 10-Gb ports
•
Brocade®/Foundry Networks® FastIron® Edge X (FESX) 624 and 424 switches (qualified in
the ISIS 7000 and 5000 environments) contain 24 1-Gb ports and two XFP 10-Gb ports
(Avid supports both LR and SR XFPs)
•
Brocade/Foundry Networks FastIron SuperX switch (approved in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and
2000 environments) with the 8 slot configuration is supported with the dual port 10 Gb card
and the 24 port SFP or 10/100/1000 interface cards. The 16 slot version is not supported.
The SX800 has redundant management cards without additional 1Gb Ethernet ports,
whereas the SuperX has a single management card with 12 Gb Ethernet ports.
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Avid has qualified the following external switches (EXS) for linking two individual ISIS 7000
Management Domains using 10 Gb Ethernet connections.
•
Cisco Catalyst 4900M switch can be configured to meet a wide variety of combinations of
1 Gb Ethernet and 10 Gb Ethernet connections. The base unit can accommodate one or two
modules offering a variety of ports. (Avid supports both LR and SR X2s)
•
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X switch is available in 32- and 16-port versions configured with
optional network and uplink modules. The Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+)
interface supports both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
•
Force10 Networks S4810 switch (qualified in the ISIS 7000, 5000, and 2000 environments)
containing 48 dual-speed 1/10 Gb (SFP+) ports (as well as four 40 Gb QSFP+ uplinks not
supported in an Avid environment).
Minimum Supported Switch Firmware and IOS Versions
Description and
Approved Blades
Manufacturer
Model
Firmware/IOS a
Cisco Catalyst
4900M
Rommon: 12.2(44r)SG (and latera) 40 1 Gb (RJ-45), WS-X4920-GB-RJ45
IOS: 12.2 (46)SG (and latera)
or
8 10 Gb (X2/SC)WS-X4904-10GE
8 10 Gb (X2/SC)
Cisco Catalyst
4500-X
ROM: 15.0(1R)SG6 (and latera)
a
Cisco Catalyst
C4948E
32 dual-speed 1/10Gb ports (SFP+)
IOS: 03.03.00.SG (and later )
Supervisor:
WS-X4516-10GE
WS-X4306-GB
WS-X4506-GB-T
Rommon: 12.2(44r)SG8 (and
latera)
48 1-Gb (RJ-45),
four 10-Gb (SFP+/LC)
IOS: 12.2 (54)SG (and latera)
Cisco Catalyst
4948-10GE
Rommon: 12.2(31r)SGA (and
latera)
IOS: 12.2 (25) EWA8 (and latera)
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48 1-Gb (RJ-45),
two 10-Gb (X2/SC)
Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Minimum Supported Switch Firmware and IOS Versions (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Cisco Nexus
6500-E Series
Description and
Approved Blades
Firmware/IOS a
Supervisor:
WS-SUP720/WS-F6K-PFC3B
WS-X6704-10GE/ WS-F6700-CFC
WS-X6708-10GE/WS-F6700-DFC3CXL
Due to limited buffering, the following
blades only supports direct connected
clients and do not support uplinks to
additional switches.
Supervisor:
WS-X6748-GE-TX/WS-F6700-CFC/DFC
WS-X6748-SFP/WS-F6700-CFC/DFC
Cisco Nexus
7000 Series
BIOS 3.19.0 (and latera)
48 1-Gb module (copper) N7K-M148GT-11
Kickstart 4.2(4) (and latera)
32 10-Gb module (optical)
N7K-M132XP-12 (only 8 supported
running simultaneously due to 4 to 1
oversubscription)
a
System 4.2(4) (and later )
CMP BIOS 02.01.05 (and latera)
CMP Image 4.2(1) (and latera)
N7K-M108x2
Force10 Networks
(ISIS 5000 only)
S25N
FTOS 8.3.1.1 (and latera)
24 1-Gb (RJ-45),
two slots for 10-Gb XFP modules
(XFP/LC)
Force10 Networks
S60
FTOS 8.3.3.4 (and latera)
48 1-Gb (RJ-45),
two slots for modules, two 10-Gb SFP+
ports per module (SFP+/LC)
Force10 Networks
S4810
FTOS 8.3.7.0 (and latera)
48 dual-speed 1/10-Gb (SFP+)
(four 40 Gb QSFP+ uplinks, not supported
in the Avid Environment)
Arista Networks
7048T
Software image 4.8.6 (and latera)
48 1-Gb (RJ-45),
four 10-Gb (SFP+)
Brocade/Foundry
FESX624
Firmware v07.2.02aT3e3 (and
latera)
24 1-Gb (RJ-45),
4 1-Gb (SFP),
2 10-Gb (XFP/LC)
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Minimum Supported Switch Firmware and IOS Versions (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Brocade/Foundry
SuperX2
Description and
Approved Blades
Firmware/IOS a
This switch require Queue Depth changes.
fi-sx4-12-combo-port-management-module
fi-sx4-24-port-gig-copper-module
fi-sx4-24-port-gig-fiber-module
fi-sx4-2-port-10g-module
Brocade/Foundry
RX
Brocade/Foundry
(Obsolete)
FESX424
RX-BI-MR Management Module
RX-BI-SFM3 Fabric Module
RX-BI-24C
RX-BI24F
RX-BI-4XG
Firmware v02.3.01T3e3
Boot ROM v02.3.01Te6 (and
latera)
24 1-Gb (RJ-45),
4 1-Gb (SFP),
2 10-Gb (XFP/LC)
a. Later firmware/IOS version should be acceptable but are not tested by Avid.
Default Switch Passwords
It should also be noted that the following default passwords exist in order for one to access
enable mode on the switches. The following table lists the passwords for each vendor.
Manufacturer
Model
Password
Comment
Cisco
4900M
4948E;
4948-10GE
Not Set by Default
In order to get into enable mode via a Telnet
session you must create an enable password
via the serial connection. This can be done in
Global Configure Mode by using the “Enable
Secret” command.
Force10
S25
S60
S4810
User: avid
Password: avid
The S25 switch is only supported with
ISIS 5000 environment.
FESX624
FESX424
Not Set by Default
Foundry/Brocade
The S4810 switch is only supported with
ISIS 7000 in dual Management Domains in an
External Switch configuration.
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Press Enter to access enable mode.
Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Redundant Switch Configurations
The following table provides redundant switch configuration examples by ISIS VLAN.
Command
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Cisco HSRP
ip address 192.168.10.2 255.255.255.0
ip address 192.168.20.2 255.255.255.0
standby ip 192.168.10.4
standby priority 95
standby preempt
standby ip 192.168.20.4
standby priority 90
ip address 192.168.10.3 255.255.255.0
ip address 192.168.20.3 255.255.255.0
standby ip 192.168.10.4
standby priority 90
standby ip 192.168.20.4
standby priority 95
standby preempt
ip address 192.168.10.2 255.255.255.0
ip address 192.168.20.2 255.255.255.0
glbp 110 ip 192.168.10.4
glbp 120 ip 192.168.20.4
glbp 110 preempt
glbp 120 priority 90
ip address 192.168.10.3 255.255.255.0
ip address 192.168.20.3 255.255.255.0
glbp 110 ip 192.168.10.4
glbp 120 ip 192.168.20.4
glbp 110 priority 90
glbp 120 preempt
Switch 1
Cisco HSRP
Switch 2
Cisco GLBP
Switch 1
Cisco GLBP
Switch 2
Foundry/Brocade VRRPEa ip address 192.168.10.2 255.255.255.0
Switch 1
Foundry/Brocade VRRPE
Switch 2
ip address 192.168.20.2 255.255.255.0
ip vrrp-extended vrid 10
backup priority 120
advertise backup ip-address 192.168.10.4
ip vrrp-extended vrid 20
backup priority 110
advertise backup ip-address 192.168.20.4
ip address 192.168.10.3 255.255.255.0
ip address 192.168.20.3 255.255.255.0
ip vrrp-extended vrid 10
backup priority 110
advertise backup ip-address 192.168.10.4
ip vrrp-extended vrid 20
backup priority 120
advertise backup ip-address 192.168.20.4
a. Foundry/Brocade VRRPE must also specify the following Global Configuration: router vrrp-extended.
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Switch Vendor Commands
The following table provides a few command similarities and differences between vendors.
Command
Force10
Cisco
Foundry/Brocade
Entering Enable
Mode
en
en
en
Entering Global
Config Mode
conf t
conf t
conf t
Enabling IP Routing
ip routing
ip routing
Automatic if more than one router
interface is defined
Changing IP
addresses
New IP address
automatically replaces old
New IP address
automatically replaces old
You must remove the old IP
address first using the “no ip
address” command
Default Switch Configurations
Avid includes switch configuration files outlined in “Sample Switch Topologies” on page 107.
You can load and modify one of the configurations provided in the software kit to create a switch
configuration file compatible with your environment. These configurations can be applied using
the procedures outlined in this document or by vendor. The configuration files provided in the
ISIS software kit have a provision for one port to connect to the house network for Zone 4
support. Those port allocations are shown by zone in the following table.
Model
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
VLAN 10
Ports
VLAN 20
Ports
2/1-2/20,
1/1-1/4
3/1-3/16,
1/5-1/7
Zone 3
VLAN 30
Ports
VLAN 40
Ports
Zone 4
Test port
3/17-19, 3/20
House
Network
Uplink
1/8
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
1 – 24
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
25 – 46
47
48
Foundry/Brocade
FESX624 and FESX424
2XG
13 – 22
23
24
1 – 12
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
The following table provides information on the available ports and connections.
Model
Rack Units 1 Gb Ports
Cisco Catalyst
4900M
2
10 Gb Ports
Up to 40 RJ-45 8 x X2 (SC)
Base
Up to 8 x X2
uncontended 1:1
Mgmt. Ports
Comments
2 RJ-45
(one serial,
one Ethernet)
Avid Supports both SR (850
nm) and LR (1310 nm) X2s
in 10 Gb ports.
Ethernet Mgmt. Port used in
Rommon mode only.
Up to 16 x X2
contended 2:1
(cannot connect
2:1 ports to ISIS
Cisco Catalyst
4948E
1
48 RJ-45
2 SFP+ (LC)
2 RJ-45
(one serial,
one Ethernet)
Avid Supports both SR (850
nm) and LR (1310 nm) X2s
in 10 Gb ports.
The 4 optical ports can be
used independently as 10 Gb
or 1 Gb with SFP+ or SFP
respectively, The connector
physical presentation is LC
Cisco Catalyst
4948-10GE
1
48 RJ-45
2 X2 (SC)
2 RJ-45
(one serial,
one Ethernet)
Avid Supports both SR (850
nm) and LR (1310 nm) X2s
in 10 Gb ports.
Force10 S4810
1
48 RJ-45
48 SFP+ (LC)
Custom RJ-45
Avid Supports both SR (850
nm) and LR (1310 nm) SFP+
in 10 Gb ports. The four
QSFP+ uplinks are not used.
n
Foundry/Brocade 2
FESX624
24 RJ-45
4 SFP (LC)
2 XFP (LC)
1 DB-9 serial
ISIS 7000 only
supports this switch as
an External Expansion
Switch.
Avid Supports SR (850 nm)
and LR (1310 nm) XFPs in
10 Gb ports.
Optical 1 Gb SFP Ports 1F –
4F can be used in place of
RJ-45 Ports 1 – 4.
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Model
Rack Units 1 Gb Ports
Foundry/Brocade 2
FESX424 2XG
24 RJ-45
4 SFP (LC)
10 Gb Ports
Mgmt. Ports
Comments (Continued)
2 XFP (LC)
1 DB-9 serial
Avid Supports SR (850 nm)
and LR (1310 nm) XFPs in
10 Gb ports.
Optical 1 Gb SFP Ports 1F –
4F can be used in place of
RJ-45 Ports 1 – 4.
ISIS 7000 External Switches
ISIS v2.4 introduced support for expanding the number of Engines in an ISIS 7000 configuration
from a maximum of 12 Engines up to 24 Engines. This is accomplished by combining two ISIS
stacks (referred to as Management Domains) under one ISIS file system. When building an ISIS
that is greater than 12 Engines, two External Expansion Switches (EXS) are needed, one EXS
per VLAN that interconnects each Management Domain.
The two stacks are interconnected via 10 Gb links (link aggregation) to the EXS switch. Each
10 Gb link can provide 600 MB/s of bandwidth full duplex. This is the maximum bandwidth an
ISS can support.
n
c
Up to eight EXS 10 Gb aggregated links (configured as two, four member aggregated links) are
supported between the switch and ISIS 7000 Management Domain.
If you plan to utilize 600 MB/sec of bandwidth on the links to the EXS then you should not
use any 1 Gb connections as uplinks as you would exceed per switch bandwidth. You
should plan your client bandwidth allocation carefully so as to not oversubscribe a segment
of the network.
Each EXS is configured with 2 X 4 port groups of aggregated 10 Gb links. Each group connects
to a VLAN on one of the Management Domains. For the sample configurations the first 8 ports
of the switch are used to build the 2 X 4 port groups. The following two switches are qualified as
EXS.
•
Force10 S4810: the interface ports are TenGigabitEthernet 0/0 through 0/7
•
Cisco 4900M: the interface ports are TenGigabitEthernet 1/1 through 1/8
Each stack, regardless of the number of Engines, is configured into two subnets. The following
illustration shows the division, and the 10-Gb Link Aggregation used to link the two
Management Domains. You can connect the right and left VLANs to the Zone 2 switch using
either the 10 Gb ports on the Engine or EXS switch as shown as Option 1 and Option 2
(respectively) in the illustration.
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Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches
Two Stack Configuration — Example
(Option 1) 10 Gb connection
to Zone 2 switch
Left side
(default subnet 100)
Right side
(default subnet 200)
10 Gb connection
to house network
10 Gb connection
to house network
4 x 10 Gb
4 x 10 Gb
External 10 Gb
Ethernet switch
External 10 Gb
Ethernet switch
System Directors
4 x 10 Gb
4 x 10 Gb
(Option 2) 10 Gb connection
to Zone 2 switch
(Option 2) 10 Gb connection
to Zone 2 switch
(Option 1) 10 Gb connection
to Zone 2 switch
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Switch Redundancy
Switch Redundancy
The ISIS 7000 switch Configuration E file (found in the ISIS software kit), outlines the
redundant APN switch configuration, see “Configuration E (ISIS 7000)” on page 114. This is a
highly recommended and common configuration in an ISIS environment. In this configuration
VRRP, VRRP-E, HSRP or GLBP (depending on the switch vendor and firmware version) is used
between the redundant ISIS VLANs, while a routing protocol like RIP or OSPF is used on the
uplink to the “House” network. For specific configuration examples by protocol see “Redundant
Switch Configurations” on page 19.
For the Foundry/Brocade based configurations, Avid has only tested VRRP-E. For the Cisco
based configurations HSRP and GLBP have been tested. For Cisco, Avid has found GLBP to be
the best performer. However, GLBP is not offered in all switch models and HSRP may be the
only option.
Avid has only tested OSPF between the APN and House Uplink. It was found to provide the
fastest repair time when failures were introduced into the network. Recovery times vary
depending on the type and size of your network.
ISIS 7000 Network Zone Configurations
All clients in the shared storage network are classified by zones, depending on how they connect
to the network. The following list defines the ISIS clients in each network layer by their zone
classification. Zone terminology does not apply other clients such as Interplay Central.
n
n
A System Director must be attached to both subnets, but can only be attached once to each
subnet.
•
Zone 1 Client — Connected to ISIS VLANs via an ISS 1 Gb or 10 Gb port (direct connect)
•
Zone 2 Client — Connected to ISIS VLANs via a 1 Gb or 10 Gb port on an Avid qualified
layer-2 switch (non-routed)
•
Zone 3 Client — Connected to an Avid qualified layer-3 switch (routed) with known Quality
of Service (QoS); traffic routed to ISIS (one hop) and load-balanced across ISIS VLANs
(approximately a 60/40 ratio)
•
Zone 4 Client — Connected to the house network using a switch with unknown QoS; traffic
routed to Avid ISIS (measured by the number of hops) and load-balanced across ISIS
VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio)
Clients which can connect to one zone can run in any lower-numbered zone — for example, a
Zone 3 client can also run as a Zone 2 or Zone 1 client.
The following four examples show different types of Avid ISIS 7000 configurations.
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ISIS 7000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 7000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect)
Any client that is connected directly to an ISIS is considered a Zone 1 or direct connected client.
Each Integrated Switch Blade (labeled ISS2000) has a total of eight, 1 Gb Ethernet ports and one
10 Gb Ethernet port. A single Engine has the capacity to support 18 clients or servers, including
any ports that are to be used by the System Director(s). The total number of 1 Gb ports in Zone 1
is based on the number of Engines and System Directors in the configuration.
n
Connect TransferManagers and AirSpeed servers to Zone 1 or Zone 2.
A Zone 1 (direct connect) configuration consists of a group of clients connected directly to the
1-Gb and 10-Gb connections of the ISS in the Engine. The System Director also connects to both
subnets via both ISS modules using a 1-Gb port.
Avid ISIS 7000 Zone 1 Network Configuration
Client systems
in Zone 1
Intel Pro 1000
PT board
10 Gb board
10 Gb board
10 Gb ethernet
10 Gb ethernet
1 Gb ethernet
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
Chassis
interconnect
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
System Director
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Zone 1
ISIS 7000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 7000 Zone 2 Client Configuration (Indirect Connect)
There is support for external switches connected through the 10-Gb port on each ISS. Clients
that are connected to an external switch are referred to as Zone 2 clients and have a layer 2
relationship connection to ISIS. For a list of supported switches, see the “Qualified and
Approved ISIS Switches” on page 12.
A Zone 2 (indirect connect) configuration consists of group of clients connected to an Ethernet
switch with a 10-Gb port connected to an ISS located in the Engine. The System Director also
connects to both subnets via both ISS modules using a 1-Gb port. Depending upon the switch
configuration, each client shown connected to the external switch is connected to one of the two
subnets through one of the two 10-Gb connections.
Avid ISIS 7000 Zone 2 Network Configuration
Intel Pro 1000
PT board
Client systems
in Zone 2
1 Gb ethernet
Zone 2 switch with two 10-Gb Ports
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
10 Gb ethernet
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
Chassis
interconnect
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
Zone 1
System Director
Zone 2
The 10-Gb ports connected to the ISIS are also serving as uplinks to the ISIS for clients on either
VLAN. Each VLAN on the switch is connected to the appropriate VLAN in the shared storage
network using the 10-Gb port.
Client count can be scaled according to the number of switches and available switch ports.
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ISIS 7000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 7000 Zone 1 and Zone 2 Client Configuration
The number of ports available on the ISS (Zone 1) makes it necessary to add another layer of
clients through a qualified network switch to create a (Zone 2) in the ISIS shared storage
network.
A mixed configuration (Zone 1 and Zone 2) consists of clients connected directly and indirectly
through ports on the Engine’s ISS. The following illustration shows two System Directors that
connect to the Engine via two separate Zone 1 ISS 1-Gb ports for use as a redundant System
Director in case of a failure. Both System Directors also connect to each other through the
onboard Ethernet connections to monitor if one of the System Director fails.
Avid ISIS 7000 Zone 1 and Zone 2 Mixed Network Configuration
Intel Pro 1000
PT board
Client systems
in Zone 2
1 Gb Ethernet
Zone 2 switch with two 10-Gb Ports
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
10 Gb Ethernet
1 Gb Ethernet
Intel Pro 1000
PT board
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
Chassis interconnect
System Director
System Director
System Director
connections
1 Gb Ethernet
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
n
Client systems
in Zone 1
Zone 1
ISS VLAN 20
Zone 2
Although it is not shown in the previous diagram, to ensure high availability, whenever possible,
the System Directors should be connected to two different subnets through two different Engines.
ISIS 7000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Client Configuration
A Zone 3 (indirect connect) configuration consist of a group of clients connected to an Avid
qualified layer-3 switch (routed) with known Quality of Service (QoS); traffic routed to ISIS
(one hop) and load-balanced across ISIS VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio).
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ISIS 7000 Network Zone Configurations
A Zone 4 (indirect connect) configuration consists of group of clients using an Ethernet switch
with unknown QoS; traffic routed to Avid ISIS (measured by the number of hops) and
load-balanced across ISIS VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio).
The house switch should have uplinks to the Avid Production Network through an Ethernet
switch that contains a 10-Gb port connected to an ISS located in the Engine. The System
Director connects to the both subnets via both ISS modules using a 1-Gb Zone 1 port.
Avid ISIS 7000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Network Configuration
Zone 4
Zone 4 clients
corporate network
(Layer 3 routed/switched)
1 Gb Ethernet
Avid Production Network (Zone 1, 2, and 3)
House switch
Zone 3
(Layer 3 routed/switched)
Zone 3 client
routed VLAN 30
VLAN 30
Zone 3 layer 3 switch
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Zone 2
Can be one
multilayer switch
(Layer 2 switched)
Zone 2 Layer 2 switch
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
Chassis
interconnect
System Director
System Director
Client systems
in Zone 1
System Director
connections
1 Gb Ethernet
Zone 1
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
(Layer 2 switched)
ISS VLAN 20
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ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations
Client Connection Speed to ISIS 7000
The ISS in the ISIS 7000 Engine supports any combination of 1 Gb UTP and 10 Gb optical
clients (Zone 1). The ISS does not negotiate at any rate below 1 Gb. Zone 2 and Zone 3 also
support 1 Gb and 10 Gb client connections.
ISIS 7000 Link Aggregation Support
A link aggregation configuration from the ISS ports to the qualified or approved Avid Production
Network switch supports Zone 2, Zone 3, and Zone 4 clients.
ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations
The Avid workgroup uses an Avid ISIS to provide clients access to Avid ISIS workspaces
(shared folders) over a 1 Gb Ethernet network (see “Avid ISIS 5000 Infrastructure — Clients
with One or Two Switches” on page 32 and “Avid ISIS 5000 Infrastructure — with Optional
Storage” on page 33). You can have several workgroups at your site, each accommodating
multiple Ethernet clients. The following sections define the ISIS clients in each network layer by
their zone classification. Zone terminology does not apply other clients such as Interplay Central.
n
When connecting 10 Gb clients in the ISIS 5000 environment, you must enable flowcontrol RX on
the 10 Gb ports in the ISIS 5000 switches, see “Turning on Flow Control in the Dell Force10 S25
Switch” on page 74.
ISIS 5000 Switch Consideration
Several Avid ISIS Ethernet client connection options are listed as follows. See the Avid ISIS
ReadMe for the latest list of qualified Ethernet switches
•
Up to four clients can connect directly into the Intel Pro network ports (1, 3, 4, and 6) on the
rear of the System Director (see “ISIS 5000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect)”
on page 30).
•
Up to eight clients can connect directly to a single Engine configuration when using the
built-in Intel Pro network ports and when the optional Quad Port 1 Gb Ethernet adapter is
installed (ports 8, 9, 10, and 11).
•
10-Gb clients connect into a 10-Gb port on a qualified switch or can connect directly into the
ISIS 5000 System Director 10-Gb port on a switch-less configuration. You can have one
10-Gb client per ISIS 5000 Engine. For example, in a six Engine configuration you can have
six 10 Gb clients.).
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ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations
•
Up to 20, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported on the Force10 S25 Ethernet switch using four
1-Gb connections to the System Director. This is nonblocking gigabit Ethernet switch (see
“ISIS 5000 Zone 2 Configuration (System Director and Switch 1 Gb Connections)” on
page 32).
•
Up to 24, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported on the Force10 S25 Ethernet switch using a
10-Gb connection to the System Director (see “ISIS 5000 5000 Zone 2 Configuration
(System Director and Switch 10 Gb Connections)” on page 33).
•
Up to 44, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported on the Force10 S60 Ethernet switch using four
1-Gb connections to the System Director.
•
Up to 47, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported on the Force10 S4810 Ethernet switch using a
10-Gb connection to the System Director.
•
Up to 48, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported on the Force10 S60 Ethernet switch using a
10-Gb connection to the System Director.
•
Up to 44, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported across two stacked Force10 S25 Ethernet
switches using four 1-Gb connections to the System Director. (20 clients in the first Force10
S25 switch, 24 on the second). These switches are stacked using a 12 Gb stacking
connection.
•
Up to 48, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported across two stacked Force10 S25 Ethernet
switches using a 10-Gb connection to the System Director. (24 clients in the first Force10
S25 switch, 24 on the second, two ports unused). These two switches are stacked using a 12
Gb stacking connection.
•
Up to 90, 1-Gb Ethernet clients are supported with the Force10 S4810, Cisco 4900, and
Cisco 4948-10GE Ethernet switches.
ISIS 5000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect)
The Avid ISIS 5000 direct connect configuration provides access to shared workspaces by
connecting up to nine clients directly into a single ISIS 5000 Engine. The following illustration
shows the ISIS 5000 Engine rear panel with optional Quad Port 1 Gb Ethernet adapter board
installed and the Myricom 10 Gb Ethernet board (shipped installed in the ISIS 5000-32 Engine).
Depending if you have installed the optional Quad Port 1 Gb Ethernet adapter board, four or
eight direct connect 1 Gb clients are available. The Myricom 10 Gb Ethernet board offers one
10 Gb direct connect client.
n
You cannot mix directly connected clients (Zone 1) with an switch configuration as described in
a Zone 2 and greater configurations.
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ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations
Direct connect options include:
n
•
The ISIS 5000-32 and ISIS 5000-16 Engines both support up to eight 1 Gb clients directly
connected to the built-in Intel Pro 1000 Ethernet ports and when using the optional Quad
Port 1 Gb Ethernet adapter board. The built-in Intel Pro 1000 ports are the four outside ports
(labeled 1, 3, 4, and 6). The Quad Port Ethernet boards are not labeled but are ports 8 to 11
from top to bottom.
•
The Quad Port 1 Gb Ethernet adapter board does not ship installed in either the ISIS
5000-32 or the ISIS 5000-16 Engines. This optional board is only supported in single Engine
direct connect configurations when you want 5 to 8, 1 Gb clients connected to the ISIS
Engine.
The Quad Port 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet adapter boards are options in the ISIS 5000-16 Engine.
For instructions on installing the Ethernet adapter boards, see the Avid ISIS 5000 Setup Guide.
•
n
The Myricom 10 Gb Ethernet board is shipped installed in the ISIS 5000-32 Engine. This
board is the 10 Gb connection for configurations with multiple ISIS 5000 Engines or for a
single 10 Gb client in a direct connect configuration. This is an optional adapter board in the
ISIS 5000-16 Engine.
Avid ISIS 5000 direct connect configurations do not support dual-link client connections or Avid
Interplay environments.
Avid ISIS 5000 Infrastructure — Direct Connect Clients
ISIS 5000
1 Gb Ethernet
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
3
6
1
4
Ethernet client
Up to 4 clients
1 Gb Ethernet
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
10 Gb Ethernet
10 Gb Ethernet client
Up to 4 clients
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ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 5000 Zone 2 Configuration (System Director and Switch 1 Gb
Connections)
A single ISIS Engine can connect to a switch using the four Intel Pro 1000 1 Gb Ethernet ports
(1, 3, 4, and 6) on the rear of the Engine. When using a single Engine, that Engine must be
configured as the System Director. Clients access workspaces on the System Director through
the Ethernet switch. If any of the four Ethernet port connections to the switch fails, the Avid ISIS
continues to operate. Clients can continue to access workspaces through the switch even when
only one Ethernet port is connected to the System Director. This is not an approved
configuration, but a safeguard if the other Ethernet connections are lost. If you stack or cascade
switches, you can connect up to 90, 1-Gb Ethernet clients.
Avid ISIS 5000 Infrastructure — Clients with One or Two Switches
ISIS 5000
1
4
3
6
Ethernet switch
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
1 Gb Ethernet
Up to 90 clients
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ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 5000 5000 Zone 2 Configuration (System Director and Switch 10 Gb
Connections)
A 10 Gb connection between your Engine and switch allows you setup the switch and clients a
greater distance away from the Avid ISIS system. When using a single Engine, that Engine must
be configured as the System Director and can use either the 1 Gb ports or 10 Gb port to connect
to the switch. You can use the 10 Gb port in the Engine for a single or multiple Engine
configuration. When using multiple Engines, you are required to connect the System Director
and other Engines to the switch using the Engines’ 10 Gb ports. A stacked or cascaded switch
configuration allows you to connect up to 90 1-Gb Ethernet clients.
n
The 10 Gb board is an option in the ISIS 5000-16 Engine. For instructions on installing the
10 Gb Ethernet adapter board, see the Avid ISIS 5000 Setup Guide.
Avid ISIS 5000 Infrastructure — with Optional Storage
ISIS 5000
Optional storage enclosures
Avid ISIS
Avid ISIS
Avid ISIS
Avid ISIS
Avid ISIS
Ethernet switch
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
Ethernet client
10 Gb Ethernet
Ethernet client
Up to 90 clients
ISIS 5000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Client Configuration
A Zone 3 (indirect connect) configuration consist of a group of clients, connected to an Avid
qualified layer-3 switch (routed), with known Quality of Service (QoS); traffic routed to ISIS
(one hop) and load-balanced across ISIS VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio).
A Zone 4 (indirect connect) configuration consists of a group of clients, using an Ethernet switch
with unknown QoS; traffic routed to Avid ISIS (measured by the number of hops) and
load-balanced across ISIS VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio).
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ISIS 2000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 2000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 2000 systems typically are integrated with ISIS 7000 or ISIS 5000 environments. The
ISIS 2000 System Director and ISIS 2000 Engine are connected to ISIS 7000 or ISIS 5000
switches that have been configured with a separate VLAN on the Zone 2 switch. See your site
network administrator for assistance with configuring the separate VLAN on your switch. The
following sections defines the ISIS clients in each network layer by their zone classification.
Zone terminology does not apply other clients such as Interplay Central.
ISIS 2000 Zone 1 Client Configuration (Direct Connect)
The ISIS 2000 does not provide any client connections directly to the Engine or System Director.
Client connections are only available through a switch.
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ISIS 2000 Network Zone Configurations
ISIS 2000 Zone 2 Client Configuration (Indirect Connect)
Clients that are connected to a switch are referred to as Zone 2 clients. Zone 2 clients are not
routed. For a list of supported switches, see the “Qualified and Approved ISIS Switches” on
page 12.
A Zone 2 configuration consists of a group of clients, connected to an Ethernet switch with a
10-Gb port connected to the ISIS 2000 Engine. The System Director also connects to the switch
using a 1-Gb port or 10-Gb port. Each client connects to the Zone 2 switch using either a 1 Gb or
10 Gb connection.
Avid ISIS 2000 Zone 2 Network Configuration
Intel Pro 1000
PT board
Client systems
in Zone 2
1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet
Zone 2 switch with
1-Gb and 10-Gb Ports
10 Gb Ethernet
Engine
VLAN
System Director
Zone 2
ISIS 2000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Client Configuration
A Zone 3 (indirect connect) configuration consist of a group of clients, connected to an Avid
qualified layer-3 switch (routed), with known Quality of Service (QoS); traffic routed to ISIS
(one hop) and load-balanced across ISIS VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio).
A Zone 4 (indirect connect) configuration consists of a group of clients, using an Ethernet switch
with unknown QoS; traffic routed to Avid ISIS (measured by the number of hops) and
load-balanced across ISIS VLANs (approximately a 60/40 ratio).
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ISIS 2000 Network Zone Configurations
The house switch should have uplinks to the Avid Production Network through an Ethernet
switch that contains a 10-Gb port connected to the Engines. The ISIS 2000 System Director also
connects to the switch using a 1-Gb port or 10-Gb port. The ISIS 2000 can connect to the same
APN switches as the primary ISIS 7000 or ISIS 5000, but must used a different subnet to other
ISIS storage systems.
Avid ISIS 2000 Zone 3 and Zone 4 Network Configuration
Zone 4
Zone 4 clients
corporate network
(Layer 3 routed/switched)
1 Gb Ethernet
Avid Production Network (Zone 1, 2, and 3)
House switch
Zone 3
(Layer 3 routed/switched)
Zone 3 client
routed VLAN 40
VLAN 40
Zone 3 layer 3 switch
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Zone 2 clients
Can be one
multilayer switch
VLAN 30
Zone 2 Layer 2 switch
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Zone 1
Zone 2
(Layer 2 switched)
10 Gb Ethernet
VLAN
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
Chassis
interconnect
System Director
Client systems
in Zone 1
Engine
System Director
System Director
Engine
ISS VLAN 10
ISS VLAN 20
ISIS 7000
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ISIS 2000
Network Considerations
Network Considerations
You need to carefully plan for space, environmental, and power requirements for your Avid
hardware. This section contains topics related to setting up your an Avid network environment.
Computer Names
A hostname must comply with RFC 952 standards. For example, you cannot use an underscore
in a hostname. For more information, see “Naming Conventions in Active Directory for
Computers, Domains, Sites, and OUs” on the Microsoft Support Knowledge Base.
Verify Entries on the DNS Server
Make sure that you correct any errors in DNS entries for name to IP resolution. The Avid
network can become sluggish and unstable if there are incorrect entries in the DNS server for any
of the computers in the Interplay environment. Symptoms include excessive CPU usage by the
Interplay Framework Lookup service and Interplay Diagnostics. The tree view in the Interplay
Service Configuration or Health Monitor may also fail to populate if there are incorrect DNS
entries.
Configure the DNS Server to Support Reverse Lookup
Ensure that the DNS server is configured to support Reverse Lookups. If DNS is not configured
for Reverse Lookup, Interplay Framework cannot resolve IP addresses to host names. Symptoms
include; tree views fail to populate in the Interplay Service Configuration, Interplay Diagnostics,
and Health Monitor.
Non-DNS Environments
In a non-DNS environment you must configure a host file on all systems, including Avid Low
Res Encode systems. This is necessary so that the Interplay Framework can list the systems in its
client applications such as the Interplay Service Configuration or Health Monitor.
Computers with Multiple Network Interfaces
Computers that have multiple network interfaces in use must be entered in DNS so that all
IP addresses have the exact same hostname.
If you have multiple network interfaces on a computer and one is not used, use the Device
Manager to disable the interface. If not, the computer might have problems communicating with
the Interplay Framework Multicast Repeater. If multiple network interfaces are used, you should
adjust the binding order and local specific routes to insure the intended operation. Use the
Advance setting the Network adapter properties to change the priority order on the network
interfaces.
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TFTP
Configuring an Avid Shared Storage System
On an Avid Production Network, if your network extends outside of ISIS Zone 1 and Zone 2,
you must configure a Layer 3 switch to route between subnetworks.
Know Where Your Subnets Are on the Network
Create a system diagram that identifies the subnets on your Avid network environment. Avid
recommends you use Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) IP ranges of contiguous addresses
instead of non-contiguous ranges VLAN 16, 17, 18, 19.
Time Synchronization
If you already have a system in place to maintain Time Sync on your network, you can continue
to use that system. Avid Interplay provides the Interplay Framework Time Synchronization
service to perform the same task. Avid has created a detailed guide on synchronizing many Avid
products. Search for “A Guide to Time Synchronisation for Avid Interplay Systems” posted on
the Avid Knowledge Base at www.avid.com/US/support.
The Avid Time Synchronization Service enables time synchronization between different
machines in a workgroup. The Time Synchronization Service can operate in either Master mode
or Slave mode. In Master mode, the service retrieves a reference time from a configured time
source and redistributes it to the Slave services within the workgroup. The time source can be the
local PC clock, an NTP server, or a timecode card installed in a server, such as the
CaptureManager server. In Slave mode, the Time Synchronization Service listens for time
notifications from the workgroup and (optionally) sets the local PC clock to match.
It is important to use only one time synchronism mechanism to set the local PC clocks in the
Interplay environment. If a Time Synchronization Slave service is configured to set the local PC
clock and it detects that some other mechanism (such as Windows 32 Time Services) changes the
local clock, then the Time Sync Slave service will disable itself to avoid the local clock from
jumping back and forth. The Time Sync slave will also post a Warning in the Health Monitor.
TFTP
Copy firmware and configuration files from the Host to the switch using a TFTP application.
You can find several on the Internet. The most common application used at Avid is called
TFTPD32.exe. You can download a copy of this program at the following Web link:
http://tftpd32.jounin.net/.
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Network and Switch Troubleshooting
When configuring the TFTP application makes sure that the IP address of the Server Interface is
on the same subnet as the switch with which you are attempting to communicate. Also, make
sure that the files you are trying to transfer are in the directory designated as the root for the
TFTP application. This is sometimes referred to as the Base Directory.
n
Make sure the firewall settings of the device permit incoming unsolicited use of the UDP port 69
used by the TFTP.
Network and Switch Troubleshooting
The following sections include some suggestions that might help you troubleshoot the switch or
clients’ connections to the switch.
Ping and Tracert Commands
Ethernet networking is the backbone for the Avid ISIS workgroup. If your Ethernet network is
not performing properly, it will affect your workgroup. The following sections describe how to
use two commands, ping and tracert, to troubleshoot your network.
Ping
You can use the ping command to confirm that the physical and logical aspects of your network
are configured correctly. Physical aspects include network interface card, cables, and Ethernet
switches. Logical aspects include IP addresses, subnet masks, and routing.
Ping works by sending a packet over the network from an originating host to a destination host.
The destination host receives the packet and sends a response packet over the network to the
originating host. If the originating host receives the response packet, it is a good indication that
the network is configured correctly.
In the ISIS environment you can use the PathDiag tool to do multiple pings using Network
Connectivity Test located in the Custom Test Setting area of the window.
You can use many options with ping. This section discusses two types of ping syntax:
ping [System Name]
where [System Name] is the network name of the remote system to which you are testing
connectivity
or
ping [IP Address]
where [IP Address] is the IP address of the remote system to which you are testing connectivity.
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Network and Switch Troubleshooting
To run the ping command:
1. Open an MS-DOS® command prompt window (click Start > Run and type cmd).
2. At the command line, type the ping command (for example, ping 192.168.10.5).
The ping result should resemble the following:
Reply from 192.168.10.5: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.10.5: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.10.5: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.10.5: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
Four responses of “Reply from…” indicate the network is configured correctly and the
originating and destination hosts can see each other on the network.
If any one of the responses in the ping result says:
Request timed out.
or
Destination host unreachable.
it indicates the network is not configured correctly or there are other network problems.
Some items that can cause network problems are:
-
Bad, loose, or incorrectly connected cables
-
An incorrectly configured IP address or subnet mask on a local or remote system
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Excessive network traffic
Tracert
While ping can test for connectivity between two network hosts, tracert (short for “trace route”)
can verify the network path that the data uses to travel between the two hosts.
Because Avid editing applications are data intensive, it is important that large amounts of data be
transferred between the Avid ISIS and its clients in a timely fashion. An incorrectly configured
network might get the data to its destination, but be too slow for your application to work
effectively.
You can use the tracert command to confirm that the data is traveling along an optimal path. In an
Avid ISIS workgroup, the Avid ISIS and its clients should send traffic directly to each other.
Routers should not be used to direct traffic between them.
It is possible for network traffic to take one path going to a system and a different path coming
back. Therefore, it is important to run tracert from both the Avid ISIS and its clients to test the
data path in both directions.
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Network and Switch Troubleshooting
As with ping, you can use many options with tracert. This section discusses two types of tracert
syntax:
tracert [System Name]
where [System Name] is the network name of the remote system to which you are testing
connectivity
or
tracert [IP Address]
where [IP Address] is the IP address of the remote system to which you are testing connectivity
To run the tracert command:
1. Open an MS-DOS command prompt window (click Start > Run and type cmd).
2. At the command line, type the tracert command (for example, tracert 192.168.10.5).
The tracert result should resemble the following:
One entry indicates
an optimal route.
Tracing route to [remote system name or IP address] ove
maximum of 30 hops:
1 10 ms <10 ms <10 ms [remote system name or IP address
Trace complete.
If your network is configured correctly, the tracert result will show only one entry and then
indicate that the trace is complete. More than one entry indicates that the traffic is going
through a router and is appropriate for a test of a Zone 3 client, which significantly affects
performance. More than one entry is appropriate for a test of a Zone 3 client.
If your tracert result shows more than one entry, most likely there is an incorrect IP address
or subnet mask configuration on the local host.
Sluggish Switch Performance On the Force10 S25
Avid recommends the following configuration setting on the Force10 S25 switch to optimize the
switch memory buffers for use in dedicated storage networks. This does not apply to the Force10
S60 or S4810. If you feel that your Force10 switch has become sluggish, use the following
information to verify the buffer size. If your buffer does not match the following information you
need to reload the Avid configuration file, see “Restoring From Flash Memory” on page 69.
Type the following command to show the buffer profile details for 1 Gb ports.
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Network and Switch Troubleshooting
To verify your 1-Gb port buffer size:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. Type sh buffer-profile detail int gig 0/1.
Global Pre-defined buffer policy: 1Q
Interface
: Gi 0/1
Buffer-profile : Dynamic Buffer 1603.75 KB (Current), 1603.75 KB (Configured)
-----------------------------------------------------------------Queue#
Dedicated Buffer (KB)
| Buffer Packet-Pointers
Current
| Current
Configured
Configured
-----------------------------------------------------------------0
3.00
3.00
| 1920
1920
1
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
2
0.00
0.00
| 0
0
3
0.00
0.00
| 0
0
4
0.00
0.00
| 0
0
5
0.00
0.00
| 0
0
6
0.00
0.00
| 0
0
7
3.00
3.00
| 63
63
4. Type exit.
To verify your 10-Gb port buffer size:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
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3. Type sh buffer-profile detail int ten 0/25.
Global Pre-defined buffer policy: 1Q
Interface
: Te 0/25
Buffer-profile : Dynamic Buffer 1603.75 KB (Current), 1603.75 KB (Configured)
-----------------------------------------------------------------Queue#
Dedicated Buffer (KB)
| Buffer Packet-Pointers
Current
| Current
Configured
Configured
-----------------------------------------------------------------0
3.00
3.00
| 1600
1600
1
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
2
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
3
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
4
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
5
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
6
3.00
3.00
| 64
64
7
3.00
3.00
| 63
63
4. Type exit.
Replacing the Network Switch
If replacing a switch in the ISIS environment, the following are a few suggestions you need to
consider before removing the switch.
•
Have a backup copy of the switch configuration file.
•
Disable any Link Aggregation that might be set in your ISIS 7000 environment. This
prevents odd network behavior and the inevitable trunking errors.
•
Disable any trunking to other switches before removing the switch. Any trunking involved
with the switch would be part of the configuration file and would help when reconfiguring
the trunk on the new switch.
•
You do not have to shutdown the System Director or Engines when replacing a switch,
particularly if you have a redundant switch configuration.
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Replacing the Network Switch
To replace a switch you will need a console connection to the switch and a tftp server. The
following are high level steps that assumes the failed switch is still capable of making a tftp
backup. If the switch is completely dead, the configuration will need to either be restored from a
previous backup or manually configured.
To capture the switch configuration file:
1. Copy the startup configuration of the failed switch to the tftp server.
2. Install the replacement switch.
3. Configure a temporary interface on the new switch to connect to the tftp server (best to use a
no switchport interface with IP address on same subnet as TFTP server).
4. Copy the backup copy of the old switch startup configuration to the new switch (copy tftp
startup-config).
5. Reload the switch configuration and old switch configuration should be restored on the new
switch.
The specific commands will be different between Cisco and Force10 but they all should be
in the switch configuration guide.
If a TFTP server is not available:
t
n
Use a console/telnet client such as PUTTY to list the configuration and copy it to a text file,
which can then be pasted back into the new switch and save to NVRAM.
The PUTTY scroll back buffer needs to be increased from the default 200 to at least 2000. If you
increase it to 50000 and make the screen longer and wider you can capture “show tech-support”
output,
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Replacing the Network Switch
To replace a switch:
1. Disconnect all network cables.
2. Pull out the power cables from the back of the switch.
3. Replace the failed switch with a new switch in the rack.
4. Replace the power cables in the back of the switch to power the switch on.
5. (Option) If you have transceivers in the failed switch, move the working transceivers into the
new switch.
6. (Option) If you have modified Avid’s default Force10 switch configuration, you need to use
your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
Avid ships Force10 switches configured for ISIS 5000 configurations. Any changes you
have made to the default configuration would have to be reapplied.
Avid provides sample Cisco switch configurations in the ISIS software kit. Any changes you
have made need to be reapplied.
7. Reconnect all network cables in the front of the switch.
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2 Avid Network Ports
Most facilities that have an Avid network environment use firewalls to protect their corporate
network. You often need to open holes in your firewall to allow Avid components to
communicate with each other in that network. This section list the ports used in the ISIS and
Interplay environments.
n
There is a wide range of ports used by the Windows operating system that provide network
services for Avid products. For information on ports used by the Windows operating system, see
the Microsoft documentation.
Avid ISIS IP Port Usage
The following table lists the ports used in the ISIS 7000, ISIS 5000, and ISIS 2000 environments.
Some ports are common in all environments and others are unique to the ISIS 5000 or ISIS 7000.
ISIS
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
Common for ISIS 7000, ISIS 5000, and ISIS 2000 Environments
ISIS System
Director
21
TCP
Anonymous FTP login allowed — open ftp Microsoft ftpd
ftp-anon:
The FTP Service is included in the ISIS 2000 and used in
the Avid ISIS File Gateway server.
ISIS System
Director
443
3443
UDP
System Director ports that are used during the license
activation. The Avid License Control tool utilizes both port
3443 and port 443 for license request and response
communication. Port 3443 is the primary port, but if this
port is blocked, the Activation Service tries port 443
(which is more likely to be open for web communication).
ISIS Storage
Manager
3000
UDP
ISIS uServers communication
ISIS Storage
Managers
3001 — 3400 UDP or
TCP
To or from ISIS Client or other uServer
Avid ISIS IP Port Usage
ISIS
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
ISIS Storage
Manager
3434, 3435
TCP
Data connect ports (clients and other Storage Managers)
ISIS Storage
Manager
5001
UDP
System Director to uServer for failover control
ISIS Storage
Manager
5004
UDP
Administrative agent and related to uServer (localhost
normally)
The ISIS 2000 uses two ports for this function and the ISIS
7000 just uses 5004.
ISIS System
Director
5005
UDP
ISS/IXS status reporting to System Director
ISIS System
Director
5015
TCP
Management Console Administrative Login via https
ISIS Storage
Manager, ISS,
and IXS
5015
TCP
Agent administrative login via https
ISIS System
Director
5000
UDP
System Director to System Director failover/resiliency
control
ISIS System
Director
5003
UDP
Client, uServer and System Director to System Director
control (well known port).
ISIS System
Director
5004
UDP
Administrative server and related to System Director
(localhost normally)
ISIS System
Director
5016
UDP
ISIS transfer agent traffic.
ISIS System
6002
Director/Engine
TCP
Sentinel License Monitor — open http SafeNet Sentinel
License Monitor httpd 7.3
ISIS System
3071
Director/Engine
TCP
Array Manager RAID management — open raid-mgt
ISIS Storage
Element
TCP
Agent administrative login via https
TCP
MegaRaid Monitoring Agent — open
ssl/megaraid-monitor
ISIS 5000 Environment only
5015
ISIS System
49156
Director/Engine
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Avid ISIS IP Port Usage
ISIS
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
ISIS 2000 Environment only
ISIS Storage
Manager
5004, 5009
UDP
Administrative agent and related to uServer (localhost
normally)
The ISIS 2000 uses two ports for this function and the ISIS
7000 just uses 5004.
ISIS Clients
ISIS Windows
Client
4000 — 4399 UDP or
TCP
ISIS Client Firewall access to/from System Director for
Storage Manager Data Transfer, Storage Manager msg and
System Director msg traffic (range migration) up to ISIS
v1.3 (dynamic basis for Firewall access)
ISIS Windows
Client
4200 — 4599 UDP or
TCP
ISIS Client Firewall access to/from System Director for
Storage Manager Data Transfer, Storage Manager msg and
System Director msg traffic (range migration) ISIS v1.4
and later (dynamic basis for Firewall access)
Also search the Avid Knowledge Base for “Network
Requirements for ISIS and Interplay Production” at
www.avid.com/US/support.
ISIS Clients
5008
TCP
ISIS Macintosh
Clients
5016 — 5415 UDP or
TCP
ISIS Client Firewall access to/from System Director.
ISIS Linux
Clients
5000 — 5399 UDP
ISIS Client for Firewall access to System Director.
ISIS Clients
5017
5013
5014
The Avid Benchmark Utility agent is installed with all ISIS
client software installations. The network ports are
configurable through the Avid Benchmark Utility
Preferences.
Server
TCP
UDP
ISIS Client transfer agent.
•
Server port: default setting is 5017
•
TCP port: default setting is 5013
•
UPD port: default setting is 5014
Avid ISIS 5000, and ISIS 7000 v2.0 and later supports Active Directory. Active Directory uses
the following ports for both Active Directory client to the Domain Controller, and Domain
Controller to Domain Controller communications. The following table lists all the Active
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Directory ports that may be used by the System Director and clients. The specific ports used
depend on whether or not systems are members of the Active Directory domain and the types of
services requested from the Active Directory resource.
Active Directory Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Active Directory
(Avid ISIS LDAP implementation)
135
TCP
RPC endpoint mapper
135
TCP/UDP
Network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) name
service
137
TCP/UDP
NetBIOS datagram service
138
UDP
NetBIOS session service
139
TCP
RPC dynamic assignment
1024 — 65535
TCP
Server message block (SMB) over IP (Microsoft-DS)
445
TCP/UDP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
389
TCP
LDAP ping
389
TCP
LDAP connectionless
389
UDP
LDAP over SSL
636
TCP
Global catalog LDAP
3268
TCP
Kerberos
88
TCP/UDP
Domain Name Service (DNS)
53
TCP/UDP
Avid Interplay Port Usage
The following table lists networks ports used by Avid Interplay. This information is useful to
network administrators when configuring the network and firewalls, setting up ISIS Zone 3
clients, and resolving network conflicts.
Workgroup
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
Access
8321
UDP
Server browser.
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Workgroup
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
80
TCP
Server communication.
Access can also be a Media Indexer client (update media
status, Resync), Media Services client (status tool plugin and
submit jobs to archive and Transcode), and Transfer Engine
client (status tool plugin, initiate WG2WG transfers); see
appropriate sections.
Active
Directory
135
TCP
RPC for Active Directory / Windows Domain
Authentication.
Archive
Provider
1433
TCP
#Microsoft-SQL-Server (ms-sql-s).
1433
UDP
#Microsoft-SQL-Server (ms-sql-s).
1434
TCP
#Microsoft-SQL-Monitor (ms-sql-m).
1434
UDP
#Microsoft-SQL-Monitor (ms-sql-m).
8192
TCP
#FlashNetBackupClient (sdss).
Assist
Assist uses Access ports for Interplay Engine
communication. It is also a Media Indexer client. See
appropriate sections for port usage.
Cluster Service 135
TCP
RP; also used by Distributed Link Tracking Server - Service
Name TrkSvr and Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service Name MSDTC).
Random
TCP
Randomly allocated high TCP ports; also used by
Distributed Link Tracking Server - Service Name TrkSvr and
Distributed Transaction Coordinator - Service Name
MSDTC).
3343
UDP
Cluster Services (service name: ClusSvc).
33321
TCP
Command port. Also identified in the Interplay
Administration tool under Server Hostname Settings.
2002021020
TCP
Data ports. To change the default port numbers, see the
Media Services Setup and User’s Guide.
DNS
53
UDP/TCP
DNS Client.
iNews
1
TCP
iNEWS Inter-system Messaging.
Delivery
Service
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Avid Interplay Port Usage
Workgroup
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
21
TCP (FTP) FTP into iNEWS database: Teleprompters, NewsCutter
newsroom system tool, Data Receiver.
22
TCP/UDP
25
TCP/UDP sendmail.
67
UDP
Used by PCU's to obtain an IP address via bootp.
80
TCP
http Web Access, for read-only database access.
513
TCP/UDP
rlogin.
600
TCP
FTP into Linux partition (obsolete in iNEWS 2.5 and later see port 49152).
698
TCP/ UDP Might be required for Web access through cgi-bin.
699
TCP
Used by dbvisit (maintenance program) for on-line dbvisits.
1019
TCP
Server listens for client connections: iNEWS Workstation,
Web Client, iNEWS COM, Data Receiver, iNEWS Instinct.
1020
TCP
Network dbdump / dbrestore between iNEWS Servers.
1020
UDP
Server updates/notifications sent to client, specified by
client. Each client running on a machine must bind to a
unique socket. If a user intends to run N sessions of iNEWS
on the same machine, then ports 1020 through 1020 + (N–1)
must be opened in the firewall. (TCP and UDP)
1020
TCP
Search results sent to client from server, specified by client.
Each client running on a machine must bind to a unique
socket. If a user intends to run N sessions of iNEWS on the
same machine, then ports 1020 through 1020 + (N–1) must
be opened.
1022
TCP
iNEWS bioserver communication. Each bioserver is
connected to every other bioserver. On an ABC system the A
bioserver has a connection to both the B and C bioservers,
The B bioserver is connected to the A and C bioservers. The
C bioserver is connected to the A and B bioservers.
1023
TCP
Used by connect and reconnect commands during startup.
5901
TCP/SCTP First remote access port for VNC to Linux UI, might have
more than one VNC session configured (5902, 5903, and so
on). These are not required to run iNEWS.
ssh.
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Avid Interplay Port Usage
Workgroup
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
Purpose
6100
TCP
FTS indexing (configurable).
6101
TCP
FTS searching (configurable).
6825
TCP
Monitor for ControlAir.
6826
TCP
Monitor for MOS.
6827
TCP
Monitor for iNEWS Command
49152
TCP
Telnet (obsolete in iNEWS 2.5 and later - see port 49153).
TCP (FTP) FTP into Linux Partition.
49153
TCP
Instinct
Interplay
Engine
Instinct uses Access ports for Interplay Engine
communication. It is also a Media Indexer client. Instinct
E3is also an iNEWS client. See appropriate sections for port
usage.
8321
UDP
Server browser.
80
TCP
Client communication.
Avid Service
Framework
(used with
Interplay)
LDAP
Telnet.
Ports are dynamic and services register themselves with
firewall to use any port.
161
UDP
SNMP.
162
UDP
SNMP Traps.
dynamic - TCP
above 1024
TCP/UDP communications/notifications/http servers/snmp.
4160
TCP
Jini™ Discovery.
4160
UDP
Jini Discovery.
389
TCP
636
If SSL is enabled.
Media Services 8080
Engine
TCP
Listen for editor clients (SOAP).
1099
TCP
Listen; RMI protocol for providers and Status/Admin tool.
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Avid Interplay Port Usage
Workgroup
Component
Port
Network
Protocol
42000-4206 TCP
0
Media Services 1099
Providers /
Status Tool
NewsCutter
TCP
Purpose
If 1099 not available.
Outbound; RMI protocol for providers and Status/Admin
tool.
42000-4206 TCP
0
If 1099 not available.
21
Required for NRCS tool.
8080
TCP
Outbound; Media Services connection to Media Services
Engine (SOAP).
NewsCutter uses Access ports for Engine communication. It
also runs the Interplay Framework and a local Media
E3Indexer; see appropriate sections for port usage.
ProEncode
Client
8080
Transfer Cache 1099
TCP/IP
SOAP Connection to Media Services (TCP, outbound) - run
on editing systems (NewsCutter).
TCP
Listen; RMI protocol for providers and Status/Admin tool.
42000-4206 TCP
0
If 1099 not available.
6539
TCP
Outbound for Transfer Engine status.
Transfer Engine 6532
TCP/IP
Media Connectivity tool (defined in
system32\drivers\etc\services com.avid.mct). The TM server
listens on this port for requests from other TM servers (for
example, initiating a workgroup transfer.).
6535
TCP/IP
Playback protocol (defined in system32\drivers\etc\services
com.avid.pbp). This is the default port used by TM Server
for connecting to Playback Servers (Airspace etc.). This is
configurable for some playback servers.
6539
TCP/IP
Transfer Engine (defined in system32\drivers\etc\services
com.avid.pbp com.avid.xmgr). The TM Server listens on this
port for incoming requests from the TM Client.
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Avid Interplay Central Port Usage
Avid Interplay Central Port Usage
Interplay Central clients that connect through the public Internet require VPN access into the
server network. All connections pass through the VPN router/firewall through identified ports.
Once the data has passed into the “house network” it is secured using the customer’s existing
network security infrastructure.
Users connected within the corporate LAN/WAN would not typically use VPN access but would
likely need to pass through firewalls and other network security devices with ACLs before
accessing the Avid Interplay network.
n
Outbound ACLs should be used to allow packets from the ICS server to the IPC client over
“established” TCP sessions only.
The Interplay Central web service and Interplay Central application services operate on the same
server so there are no proxies or firewalls between these components. Access to the Interplay
Central database is also direct, with no database firewall protection required.
The following table lists the ports used by Interplay Central that should be allowed through the
VPN firewall.
Workgroup
Component
Port
Interplay Central 80
Web application
Network
Protocol
Purpose
TCP
Interplay Common Playback Service (ICPS) HTTP calls
443
IPC HTTPS calls
843
Loading the Flash Player for playback
26000
Inbound ICPS data
5000
Serving outbound JPEG images to the Flash player
5000 –
5399
UDP and
TCP
8000
Interplay Central 80
mobile
applications
443
for ISIS
Optional administration user interface
TCP
IPCS HTTP calls.
IPC HTTPS calls
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Interplay Sphere Port Usage
Interplay Sphere Port Usage
Remote editors using Interplay Sphere typically access the Interplay environment using a secure
virtual private network (VPN) connection. Any VPN, Firewall, IPS or other network security
devices between the Sphere clients and Interplay core network need to be configured to allow
access to the Interplay Sphere servers. These security devices might require access configuration
based on IP addresses as well as the TCP and UDP ports used by the Sphere services.
Depending on the security at your site, a VPN connection might not guarantee full access to the
Interplay servers. For example, intranet VPN might give access while extranet VPN might have
restrictions. The VPN is one layer of security and in many cases internal security devices might
also need to be modified. It is the responsibility of the site network administrators to ensure that
the Sphere users have access to the Interplay servers.
If your site implements additional firewalls or other network security devices between the VPN
connection and the Interplay environment, you must open ports on the firewall or security device
for successful communication with the remote client. For information on modifying the port
usage in the Avid Interplay products, see the Avid Interplay documentation. The following table
shows the ports that should be open. In some cases both inbound and outbound ports must be
open.
Port Usage for Interplay Sphere Servers
Component and
Location
Interplay Delivery
Receiver
Inbound/
Outbound Purpose
Port
Protocol
80
TCP
Inbound
only
Communication with the Interplay Engine
33321
TCP
Inbound
only
Communication port. The default is 33321
but you can change the value in the Interplay
Administrator tool.
User defined
range starting
at 20020
TCP
Inbound
only
Data ports. The default range is 20020
through 21020 but you can lock down the
range to the number of Sphere users you
have in the field.You need one port for each
active delivery job. Each concurrent Sphere
user requires one port. For more information,
see the Interplay Sphere documentation.
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Interplay Sphere Port Usage
Port Usage for Interplay Sphere Servers
Component and
Location
Inbound/
Outbound Purpose
Port
Protocol
58889
TCP
Inbound
only
Web Services. The Web Services
implementation used by Sphere is
automatically installed on the Delivery
Receiver system when you check the
Delivery Receiver with Sphere option.
7
TCP
Inbound/
Outbound
Jini server verification
80
TCP
Inbound
only
Communication with the ICPS playback
service
5000
TCP
Inbound
only
Serving outbound JPEG images to Flash
player and Sphere clients
26000
TCP
Inbound
only
Inbound ICPS data
843
TCP
Inbound
only
Loading the Flash player for playback
443
TCP
Inbound
only
HTTPS communication
System running the DNS
server
53
UDP
Inbound
only
DNS communication
Interplay Engine
80
TCP
Inbound/
Outbound
Client communication
7
TCP
Inbound/
Outbound
Jini server verification for Remote Upload.
4160
TCP
Inbound
only
Communication with remote client
Inbound/
Outbound
Jini connection
ICPS server
System running the Avid
Service Framework
Lookup Service
56025 through TCP
56399
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In order for these limited port number ranges
to apply to the Lookup Service, you must
add a custom vmoptions file. For more
information, see the Interplay Sphere
documentation.
Interplay Sphere Port Usage
Port Usage for Interplay Sphere Servers
Component and
Location
Port
Protocol
Systems running the Media 56025 through TCP
Indexer servers
56399
24444 through TCP
24450
57
Inbound/
Outbound Purpose
Inbound/
Outbound
Jini connection
Inbound
only
Media Indexer jmx process
In order for these limited port number ranges
to apply to the Media Indexer, you must
change the vmoptions file. For more
information, see the Interplay Sphere
documentation.
3 Dell Force10 Switches
This section describes the procedures for configuring and recovering Dell Force10 switches in
the Avid ISIS environment. Avid pre-configures Dell Force10 switches (Dell Force10 S25N,
S25P (fiber), S60, and S4810) for the ISIS 5000 environments but any of the switches can be
custom configured for your environment by your network administrator.
n
The Dell Force10 S25N and S25P (fiber) switches have the same design configuration. All the
setup and configuration information in this guide applies to both models, the only difference is
the S25P uses 1 Gb optical Ethernet ports in place of 1 Gb copper Ethernet ports. The S25N
offers four shared 1 Gb SPF optical ports, when these four ports are used (21 – 24), the copper
Ethernet ports with the same port numbers are disabled. For more information, see the
manufacturer’s documentation.
Dell Force10 Switch Configuration
Dell Force10 switches are pre-configured with Avid specific ISIS 5000 configurations. A backup
copy of the Avid configuration is stored on the Dell Force10 switch. The Avid configuration files
support the configurations described under “ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations” on
page 29. For list of ISIS 5000 client connection options see “ISIS 5000 Switch Consideration”
on page 29.
n
The Avid configuration file is provided in flash memory on the switch and in the Avid ISIS
software kit in the following location: [drive]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS
x000\Force10\.Configuration files in the software kit typically are a newer version than the
configuration file shipped on the switch.
A VLAN has been setup that includes all of the 1 Gb and 10 Gb ports and is configured with an
IP address for management purposes. The management IP address is 192.168.255.254/24. For
information on accessing the switch through the management IP address, see “Configuring the
Dell Force10 Switch Through a Network Connection” on page 67.
Dell Force10 S25 Switch Modules
Dell Force10 S25 Switch Modules
The Dell Force10 S25 switch has two expansion slots in the back of the switch, into which you
can insert either a dual port 10 Gb Ethernet module or 12 Gb stacking modules. The 10 Gb
module provides a 10 Gb Ethernet connection between the Avid ISIS 5000 Engine and the
switch. The 12 Gb module is for stacking two Dell Force10 switches, one module is needed in
each switch. Modules are ordered separately and can install in either slot on the back of the Dell
Force10 switch. The Dell Force10 S25 switches support up to four Engines with two 10 Gb
Ethernet modules in a single switch or two 10 Gb Ethernet modules in stacked switches.
c
All Dell Force10 switches are shipped from Avid with a switch configuration file that
supports the switch configurations documented in this guide. Avid recommends you install
optional switch modules before you power on the switch for the first time. The appropriate
switch configuration is read during power-up. If you install or remove switch modules after
power on, and have not changed the Avid switch configuration, the Avid configuration
automatically adjust to the changes. If you have modified the switch configuration in any
way, see “Restoring the Avid Dell Force10 Configuration” on page 69.
The Dell Force10 S25 Ethernet switch has been configured for all supported Avid 5000
configurations. After setting up the switch, the proper configuration is detected at power on. For
more information on the Dell Force10 switch see “Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch” on
page 66.
n
The Dell Force10 S25N and S25P (fiber) switches have the same design configuration. All the
setup and configuration information in this guide applies to both models, the only difference is
the S25P uses 1 Gb optical Ethernet ports in place of 1 Gb copper Ethernet ports. The S25N
offers four shared 1 Gb SPF optical ports, when these four ports are used (21 – 24), the copper
Ethernet ports with the same port numbers are disabled. For more information, see the
manufacturer’s documentation.
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Dell Force10 S25N Switch — Front
Status Panel
LEDs
OK
Alarm
AC
DC
Stack ID
Indicator
XFP25
XFP27
LED
XFP26
XFP28
Link/Active
Indicator LEDs
(SFP Ports 21-24)
Alarm
AC
STACK ID
S25-01-GE-24V
DC
XFP25
27
XFP26
P28
RJ-45 Console Port
Ethernet 1 Gb Ports
Shared
Ports (21-24)
SFP
Ports (21-24)
Avid has also qualified the following optical adapters to be used with the Dell Force10 S24P
optical (fibre) switch:
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Macintosh clients have been qualified with the Small Tree PEG1F single port or PEG2F dual
port optical adapters in slot 2 of a Macintosh Pro Nehalem system (2.66 GHz or 2.93 GHz)
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Windows clients have been qualified with the 1-Gb Intel® Pro 1000 PF Ethernet adapter.
10 Gb Ethernet S25 Switch Connections
The optional 10 Gb Ethernet board in the Avid ISIS 5000 connects to a switch using the 10 Gb
Ethernet connection. If you need to connect more than 20 clients using the S25 switch, see
“Stacking the Dell Force10 S25 Switches” on page 61.
To connect the Avid ISIS 5000 to a 10 Gb Ethernet port on the switch:
1. (If connected) Remove both power cords from the back of the switch.
2. Remove the left blank faceplate cover on the back of the switch by removing the two screws
that secure the cover to the switch.
3. Insert the 10 Gb Ethernet module into the open slot where the blank cover was removed.
Dell Force10 S25 Switch — Module Installation
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4. Secure the module in the switch with the two captive thumb screws.
5. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 if installing a second 10 Gb module in the right side slot on the
switch.
6. Insert an XFP transceiver into an open connector on the 10 Gb Ethernet module in the
switch.
Inserting the XFP Transceiver into to the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
7. Insert an SFP+ transceiver into the 10 Gb Ethernet connector in the Avid ISIS system.
8. Connect one end of the LC to LC cable into the transceiver on the rear of the switch.
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Use standard duplex 10 foot (3 meter) LC to LC cables for the 10 Gb connections. For LC to LC
cable specifications, see “Supported Cabling” on page 117.
9. Connect the other end of the cable to the 10 Gb port on the ISIS system.
10. Plug in the two switch power cords to power on the switch. The Avid switch configuration
file automatically detects the 10 Gb modules. If you need to change your switch
configuration, see “Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch” on page 66.
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All Dell Force10 switches shipped from Avid include a switch configuration file that supports the
1 Gb, 10 Gb, and stacking configurations. For valid switch configurations, see “ISIS 7000
Network Zone Configurations” on page 24, “ISIS 5000 Network Zone Configurations” on
page 29, and “ISIS 2000 Network Zone Configurations” on page 34.
Stacking the Dell Force10 S25 Switches
Avid supports stacking two Dell Force10 S25 switches. The expansion slots in the Dell Force10
switches allow you to stack similar switches together into a single virtual switch. When two Dell
Force10 S25 switches are stacked, you have the capability of connecting up to 48, 1 Gb clients.
The stacking modules are ordered separately and install in the back of the Dell Force10 switch.
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The Dell Force10 stacking modules use a 12 Gb connection between the two S25 switches. Once
the modules are installed, connect the stacking cables as described in the following procedure.
For more information on stacking the Dell Force10 switches, see the documentation provided by
the switch manufacturer. The stacked switch configuration uses LC connectors to connect the
cables to the switch.
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If using a stacked switch configuration, the 10 Gb connection from the Avid ISIS can be to either
switch.
To stack Dell Force10 S25 switches:
1. Install a 12 Gb stacking module into the right slot of the Dell Force10 switch, similar to the
process described in “Dell Force10 S25 Switch Modules” on page 59.
2. Remove the right blank cover on the back of the that switch as you did when installing the
10 Gb module.
3. Insert the stacking module into the open slot where the blank cover was removed.
4. Secure the stacking module in the switch with the two captive thumb screws.
5. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 on the right slot of the second switch.
6. Connect the stacking cable from one stacking port on the top switch to one stacking port on
the bottom switch.
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Either one of the ports on the stacking module can be used to connect the stacking module to the
other.
Dell Force10 S25 Switch — Stacking Module Configuration
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The Avid default Dell Force10 switch configuration automatically detects whether modules are
installed or not. You do not need to modify your switch configuration for the addition of the
stacking modules.
7. Plug-in the two power cords to power on your switch.
The Avid switch configuration file automatically detects the 12 Gb modules. If you need to
change your switch configuration, see “Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch” on page 66.
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Dell Force10 S60 Switch Modules
The Dell Force10 S60 switch has two expansion slots: one in the front and one in the back of the
switch. The 10 Gb module provides a 10 Gb Ethernet connection between the Avid ISIS and the
switch. The 24 Gb module is for stacking two S60 switches, one module is needed in each
switch. Modules are ordered separately and can install in either the front or rear slot of the Dell
Force10 S60 switch. The Dell Force10 S60 switches support two 10 Gb Ethernet modules in a
single switch or two 10 Gb Ethernet modules in a stacked switches.
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All Dell Force10 switches shipped from Avid with a switch configuration file that supports
the switch ISIS 5000 configurations. Avid recommends you install optional switch modules
before you power on the switch for the first time. The appropriate switch configuration is
read during power-up. If you install or remove switch modules after power on, and have
not changed the Avid switch configuration, the Avid configuration automatically adjust to
the changes. If you have modified the switch configuration in any way, see “Restoring the
Avid Dell Force10 Configuration” on page 69.
The Dell Force10 S60 Ethernet switches have been configured for all supported Avid ISIS 5000
configurations. After setting up the switch, the proper configuration is detected at power on. For
more information on the Dell Force10 switch see “Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch” on
page 66.
Dell Force10 S60 Switch — Rear
Stack ID
Ethernet Ports
SFP Ports
Management ports
Alarm LEDs
Optional Module
10 Gb Ethernet S60 Switch Connections
The optional 10 Gb Ethernet board in the Avid ISIS connects to a switch using the 10 Gb
Ethernet connection. If you need to connect more than 44 clients using the S60 switch, see
“Stacking the Dell Force10 S60 Switches” on page 65.
To connect the Avid ISIS to a 10 Gb Ethernet port on the switch:
1. (If connected) Remove both power cords from the front of the switch.
2. Remove the blank faceplate cover on the back of the switch by removing the screw that
secures the cover to the switch.
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3. Insert the 10 Gb Ethernet module into the open slot where the blank cover was removed.
Dell Force10 S60 Switch — Module Installation
Front
Rear
4. Secure the module in the switch with the captive thumb screw.
5. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 if installing a second 10 Gb module in the front slot on the switch.
6. Insert an SFP+ transceiver into an open connector on the 10 Gb Ethernet module in the
switch.
Inserting the SFP+ Transceiver into to the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
7. Insert an SFP+ transceiver into the 10 Gb Ethernet connector in the Avid ISIS.
8. Connect one end of the LC to LC cable into the transceiver on the rear of the switch.
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Use a standard duplex 10 foot (3 meter) LC to LC cable for the 10 Gb connections. For LC to LC
cable specifications, see “Supported Cabling” on page 117.
9. Connect the other end of the cable to the 10 Gb port on the ISIS system.
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Stacking the Dell Force10 S60 Switches
Avid supports stacking two Dell Force10 S60 switches. The expansion slots in the Dell Force10
switches allow you to stack similar switches together into a single virtual switch. When two Dell
Force10 S60 switches are stacked you have the capability of connecting up to 88 1 Gb clients.
The stacking modules are ordered separately and install in either the front or back slot of the Dell
Force10 S60 switch.
The Dell Force10 S60 stacking modules use a 24 Gb connection between the two switches. Once
the modules are installed, connect the stacking cables as described in the following procedure.
For more information on stacking the Dell Force10 switches, see the documentation provided by
the switch manufacturer. The stacked switch configuration uses a stacking cable to interconnect
switches.
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If using a stacked switch configuration, the 10 Gb connection from the Avid ISIS can be to either
switch.
Install a 24 Gb stacking module into the front left slot of the Dell Force10 S60 switch, similar to
the process described in “10 Gb Ethernet S60 Switch Connections” on page 63.
To stack Dell Force10 S60 switches:
1. Remove the blank cover on the front of the Dell Force10 S60 switch.
2. Insert the stacking module into the open slot where the blank cover was removed.
3. Secure the stacking module in the switch with the captive thumb screw.
4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 on the front slot of the second switch.
5. Connect the stacking cable from the stacking port on the top switch to the stacking port on
the bottom switch.
Dell Force10 S60 Switch — Stacking Module Configuration
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The Avid default Dell Force10 S60 switch configuration automatically detects whether modules
are installed or not. You do not need to modify your switch configuration for the addition of the
stacking modules.
6. Plug-in the two power cords to power on your switch.
The Avid switch configuration file automatically detects the 24 Gb modules. If you need to
change your switch configuration, see “Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch” on page 66.
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Dell Force10 S4810 Port Configuration
Dell Force10 S4810 Port Configuration
Avid ships the Dell Force10 S4810 switch pre-configured for an Avid ISIS 5000 environment.
This configuration has specific requirements on where the Engines and clients need to be
connected. The S4810 switch contains 48 dual-speed 1/10 Gb (SFP+) ports (as well as four 40
Gb QSFP+ uplinks not supported by Avid). The S4810 switch ports are numbered as shown in
the following illustration. Engines and clients connect as follows:
•
Avid ISIS 5000 Engines connect via 10 Gb to ports 0 – 5 (these six ports are configured for
10 Gb connections and require 10 Gb transceivers)
•
Client connect to ports 6 – 47 (these 42 ports are configured for 1 Gb connections and
require 1 Gb transceivers, either optical or 1000BASE-T copper))
1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23
25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
The Dell Force10 S4810 Ethernet switches have been configured for all supported ISIS 5000
configurations. After setting up the switch, the proper configuration is detected at power on. For
more information on the Dell Force10 switch see “Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch” on
page 66.
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The Dell Force10 S4810 switch is also qualified as an External Expansion Switch (EXS) to
interconnect Management Domains in the ISIS 7000 environment. Configuration files for the
S4810 EXS are available in the ISIS software kit.
Accessing the Dell Force10 Switch
Two methods for accessing the switch are described in the following sections.
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“Configuring the Dell Force10 Switch Through a Network Connection” on page 67
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“Configuring the Dell Force10 Switch Through the Serial Port” on page 67
If you are viewing the Dell Force10 console while the switch is powered on, errors might be seen
during start-up for devices that are not in the running configuration. These can be safely
ignored. If you change the running configuration in memory and save it, these errors will not be
seen on the next restart. Errors are shown in the “Sample Switch Output” on page 70.
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Configuring the Dell Force10 Switch Through a Network Connection
A Management IP address has been configured so that a network connection can made to any of
the standard 1 Gb ports (or 10 Gb port if the module is installed) on the Dell Force10 switch. The
Avid switch configuration file groups the 1 Gb Ethernet ports as members of a VLAN that
responds to the IP address of 192.168.255.254 (S25 or S60) or 192.168.255.253 (S4810). Use
the Management IP address to modify the switch configuration file through a network
connection.
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The Avid configuration on the Dell Force10 switch has the Telnet function enabled. If you reload
default Dell Force10 configuration, the Telnet function is not enabled. The Telnet function
requires a user name (avid) and a password (avid).
To configure the Dell Force10 switch through a Telnet connection:
1. Using a laptop (or computer), assign a static IP address of 192.168.255.1 and a Netmask
of 255.255.255.0 to the network adapter (NIC) in the laptop (or computer).
2. Connect an Ethernet cable between the Ethernet port on the laptop (or computer) and any
1-Gb Ethernet port on the switch.
3. Make sure your switch is powered on.
4. From the laptop (or computer), click Start > Run.
5. Type Telnet 192.168.255.254 (S25 or S60) or 192.168.255.253 (S4810) or the current
management IP address if it has been changed, and press Enter.
6. You are prompted for a user name, type avid.
7. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
Configuring the Dell Force10 Switch Through the Serial Port
A serial connection can be used to access the Dell Force10 switch configuration file. This is done
with an Ethernet cable and the following.
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A laptop (or computer) connected to the Console port of the Dell Force10 switch
•
A terminal emulation application such as xterm, Terminator, or PuTTY
•
A standard Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors at either end and long enough to reach
between the computer and the Dell Force10 switch
•
RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (included with the Dell Force10 switch)
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To configure the Dell Force10 switch through a serial connection:
1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Console port of the Dell Force10 switch.
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The Dell Force10 S25 switch uses a standard RJ-45 console port located on the left side
of front panel.
Dell Force10 S25 Switch — Console Port
ST
AC
K
ID
2
2
1
D
ar
m
2
23
24
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The Dell Force10 S4810 switch uses a custom RJ-45 port on the right side of the switch.
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The Dell Force10 S60 switch ships with a USB adapter that plugs into a console port on
the right rear of the switch.
Dell Force10 S60 Switch — Console Port
USB console port
2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (included with the
switch) and plug the DB-9 adapter into the serial port on your laptop (or computer).
3. Start your terminal emulation program.
4. Follow your the on screen instructions selecting a COM port with the following settings for
your serial connection.
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In most systems, the serial port uses COM1.
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Option
Setting
Bits per second
9600
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control
None
Restoring the Avid Dell Force10 Configuration
Access the Dell Force10 switch console as previously described either through a serial or Telnet
(management IP address) connection, and do the following.
The Dell Force10 switch configuration file can be seen by accessing the switch console, entering
enable mode (typing en), and typing in the command show run.
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If using the Dell Force10 documentation be aware the default Dell Force10 configuration is not
the same as the Avid default configuration. If you reload the default configuration according to
the Dell Force10 documentation, you will not get the Avid default configuration.
The Dell Force10 documentation also has a reference to a router ISIS mode. This ISIS mode is
not associated with Avid ISIS.
Restoring From Flash Memory
A copy of the Avid configuration file is saved in the flash memory of the Dell Force10 switch.
To copy the Avid configuration file from flash memory in the switch:
1. From the System Director, use your terminal emulation or telnet into the switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
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4. Type Copy flash://avid-default startup-config.
A message displays stating “File with the same name already exist. Proceed to copy the file
[confirm yes/no]:” type yes and press Enter.
If the copy is successful, you see the following:
(number of “!” and bytes copied could vary slightly)
!!
6982 bytes successfully copied
5. Type Y.
6. Type Reload.
7. You are sometimes prompted to save, type No.
8. When asked to reload, type Yes.
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When you perform a reload the Dell Force10 S25 switch restarts, you see a Disconnected
message, and have to log back in before continuing.
9. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type en.
10. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Wr mem.
11. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Reload.
12. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Yes.
13. Manually reapply any switch changes you might have applied during your initial switch
setup.
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A sample output when restoring from flash is provided, see “Sample Switch Output” on page 70.
Sample Switch Output
The following is a sample of the switch output displayed when viewed thorough your terminal
emulation program or telnet.
ISIS_Force10>en
Password:
ISIS_Force10#copy flash://avid-default startup-config
File with same name already exist.
Proceed to copy the file [confirm yes/no]: yes
!
1346 bytes successfully copied
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ISIS_Force10# reload
System configuration has been modified. Save? [yes/no]: no
Proceed with reload [confirm yes/no]: yes
00:04:28: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %CHMGR-5-RELOAD: User request to reload the
chassis
U-Boot
[The switch is restarted and displays System Boot information.]
.
.
.
[At the end of the restart several error messages are displayed. This is
normal and varies, depending if the 10 Gb modules are installed on your
switch.]
ISIS_Force10# untagged TenGigabitEthernet 0/25-26
% Error: Value out of range at "^" marker.
ISIS_Force10# untagged TenGigabitEthernet 0/27-28
% Error: Value out of range at "^" marker.
ISIS_Force10# untagged TenGigabitEthernet 1/25-26
% Error: Value out of range at "^" marker.
ISIS_Force10# untagged TenGigabitEthernet 1/27-28
% Error: Value out of range at "^" marker.
Avid ISIS Force10 Base Configuration Version V1.4 4/8/2010
ISIS_Force10>
ISIS_Force10>en
Password:
ISIS_Force10#wr mem
00:03:42: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %FILEMGR-5-FILESAVED: Copied running-config to
startup-config in flash by default
ISIS_Force10#
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ISIS_Force10#reload
Proceed with reload [confirm yes/no]: yes
00:03:59: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %CHMGR-5-RELOAD: User request to reload
U-Boot
[The switch is restarted and displays System Boot information.]
.
.
.
Avid ISIS Force10 Base Configuration Version V1.4 4/8/2010
% Info: For the global pre-defined buffer profile to take effect, please
save the config and reload the system.
ISIS_Force10>00:00:28: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %SEC-5-LOGIN_SUCCESS: Login
successful for user on line console
00:00:32: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %IFMGR-5-OSTATE_UP: Changed interface state to up:
Gi 0/24
00:00:32: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %IFMGR-5-ACTIVE: Changed Vlan interface state to
active: Vl 10
00:00:32: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %IFMGR-5-OSTATE_UP: Changed interface state to up:
Vl 10
ISIS_Force10>
Restoring From the Avid Software Kit
This section describes how to restore the Avid default Dell Force10 switch configuration to your
switch from the ftp folder on your ISIS 5000 System Director. The procedure in this section
assumes the following:
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The System Director has been setup and the Avid ISIS software has been installed.
•
The switch is connected to the ISIS environment.
•
The IP Address on the ISIS 5000 Engines are configured with the default values
(192.168.255.11, 13, 14, 16 for 1 Gb or 192.168.255.21 for 10 Gb)
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The Avid default configuration files (avid-default) are also located on the Avid ISIS software
installer kit [drive]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS 5000\Force10\. The configuration files are text
files that can be viewed using an application such as WordPad. You should upgrade your switch
to the latest configuration file found in the ISIS software kit.
To copy the Avid configuration file from the Avid software kit to the switch:
1. On System Director copy the Avid supplied Dell Force10 configuration file:
From — [Avid software kit]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS 5000\Force10\switch folder
To — C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Avid ISIS Shared\ftp\
2. From the System Director, use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
3. Type en.
4. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
5. Copy the new configuration (replace “S25” with “S60” or “S4810” in the following path if
using the S60 or S4810 switch).
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For 1 Gb type “copy ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.254.11/
avid-default startup-config”
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For 10 Gb type “copy ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.254.21/
avid-default startup-config”
When asked to confirm the file copy type yes and press Enter.
If the copy is successful, you see the following:
(number of “!” and bytes copied could vary slightly)
!!
2831 bytes successfully copied
6. Type Reload.
7. You are sometimes prompted to save, type No.
8. When asked to reload, type Yes.
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When you perform a reload the Dell Force10 S25 switch restarts, you see a Disconnected
message, and have to log back in before continuing.
9. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type en.
10. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Wr mem.
11. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Reload.
12. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Yes.
13. Manually reapply any switch changes you might have applied during your initial switch
setup
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Turning on Flow Control in the Dell Force10 S25 Switch
The Avid default Dell Force10 S25N and S25P (fiber) switch configurations do not have Flow
Control turned on. Flow Control is needed to support ISIS 5000 10 Gb clients. Use the following
procedure to turn on Flow Control in the Dell Force10 switch.
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Avid is turning rx and tx on in the Forece10 S25 switch, but the Forec10 S60 and S4810 switches
have rx on with tx off in the Avid default configuration.
To turn on Flow Control:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type Int range tengigabitethernet 0/25 - 28.
Depending on your Dell Force10 S25 switch module options, one of the following command
would be used in place of this step.
t
Left 10 Gb module installed (numbered right to left, facing rear) Int range
tengigabitethernet 0/27 - 28.
t
Right 10 Gb module installed (numbered right to left, facing rear) Int range
tengigabitethernet 0/25 - 26.
t
Right stacking module installed (numbered right to left, facing rear) Int range
tengigabitethernet 1/25 - 26.
6. Type flowcontrol rx on tx on threshold 1024 1024 1054.
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The following steps turn the port off and back on to enable the change. Make sure this isn't an
interface from which you are gaining remote access because you will be disconnected.
7. Type shut.
8. Type no shut.
9. Type exit.
10. Type exit.
11. Type wr mem.
12. Type exit.
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To confirm the setting change, look for the “Flowcontrol rx on tx on” entry:
1. Type en.
2. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
3. Type sho int tengigabitethernet 0/25 (port number depends on optional modules).
Information similar to the following should display, verify “Flowcontrol rx on tx on” is
included in the configuration:
TenGigabitEthernet 0/25 is up, line protocol is up
Hardware is Force10Eth, address is 00:01:e8:d6:84:7b
Current address is 00:01:e8:d6:84:7b
Pluggable media present, XFP type is 10GBASE-SR
Medium is MultiRate, Wavelength is 850.00nm
XFP receive power reading is -4.0994dBm
Interface index is 40436228
Internet address is not set
MTU 1554 bytes, IP MTU 1500 bytes
LineSpeed 10000 Mbit
Flowcontrol rx on tx on
ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00
Last clearing of "show interface" counters 4w5d1h
Queueing strategy: fifo
Input Statistics:
4372398864 packets, 5575634120385 bytes
645279553 64-byte pkts, 15320069 over 64-byte pkts, 30588757 over
127-byte pkts
7206136 over 255-byte pkts, 59117205 over 511-byte pkts, 3614887144
over 10
23-byte pkts
693485 Multicasts, 34501 Broadcasts
0 runts, 0 giants, 682022 throttles
0 CRC, 0 overrun, 0 discarded
Output Statistics:
8393098546 packets, 12349453356270 bytes, 0 underruns
155227351 64-byte pkts, 26414194 over 64-byte pkts, 54970467 over
127-byte pkts
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47132113 over 255-byte pkts, 8010284 over 511-byte pkts, 8101344137
over 10
23-byte pkts
151510 Multicasts, 283941 Broadcasts, 8392663095 Unicasts
0 throttles, 0 discarded, 0 collisions
Rate info (interval 299 seconds):
Input 00.00 Mbits/sec,
0 packets/sec, 0.00% of line-rate
Output 00.00 Mbits/sec,
1 packets/sec, 0.00% of line-rate
Customize the Uplink on the Dell Force10
This section describes how to customize the Dell Force10 switch configuration to uplink to your
house network. The procedure in this section assumes the following:
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The System Director has been setup and the Avid ISIS software has been installed.
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The Dell Force10 switch is currently running with the “avid-default” configuration loaded
and has not been modified.
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The Avid ISIS is connected to the Dell Force10 switch using either the 1 Gb or 10 Gb
connection.
•
The IP Address on the ISIS 5000 Engine are configured with the default values
(192.168.255.11, 13, 14, 16 for 1 Gb or 192.168.255.21 for 10 Gb)
You might need to change the IP address on the ISIS 5000 Engines and clients when customizing
your uplink in these procedures.
Network Setup Requirements
You need to obtain following information from your corporate Information Technology (IT)
department before you customize your Dell Force10 uplink:
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Uplink IP address for Vlan or Port IP address/subnet mask
______.______.______.______ /_____ (slash notation for subnet mask)
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Vlan IP address for local subnet ______.______.______.______ /_____ (slash notation for
subnet mask)
•
Switch's default gateway Address ______.______.______.______
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(Optional) DHCP server (ip helper addresses)
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First: ______.______.______.______
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Second: ______.______.______.______
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Static IP addresses for each Avid ISIS Engine; four IP addresses for the 1 Gb connections,
one IP addresses per Engine for the 10 Gb connections)
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Port on a corporate network switch to connect the Dell Force10 switch
Configure Dell Force10 Switch for Uplink On the Dell Force10 S25
After you have obtained the information previously listed for from your corporate administrator,
configure the Dell Force10 switch as using the following procedure.
To copy the Avid configuration file from flash memory in the switch:
1. On System Director copy the Avid supplied Dell Force10 configuration file:
From — [Avid software kit]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS 5000\Force10\switch folder
To — C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Avid ISIS Shared\ftp\
2. Make a copy of the “avid-port-uplink” or “avid-vlan-uplink” file in the same folder and
name it “custom-config.”
a.
Choose “avid-port-uplink” if you want to use a single port with one IP address to uplink.
b.
Choose “avid-vlan-uplink” if you want to use a VLAN with routing enabled.
3. Edit the copied file, using the information above from IT (preferably using wordpad.exe
instead of notepad.exe)
a.
Set Uplink IP address in “int gig 0/24” or “int vlan 110” depending on the type chosen
in Step 2.
b.
In “int Vlan 10” set the following:
c.
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ISIS Vlan IP address
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(Optional) Set the ip helper addresses
Set the IP route from 10.10.10.1 to your default gateway.
d. Increment Local Version number.
4. Save the file.
5. Telnet to the switch via 192.168.255.254 (S25 or S60) or 192.168.255.253 (S4810) or use
serial Use your terminal emulation connection.
6. You are prompted for a user, type avid.
7. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
8. Enter enable mode, type en.
9. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
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10. Copy the new configuration (replace “S25” with “S60” or S4810 in the following path if
using the S60 or S4810 switch).
t
For 1 Gb type “copy
ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.254.11/custom-config
startup-config”
t
For 10 Gb type “copy
ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.254.21/custom-config
startup-config”
When asked to confirm the file copy type yes and press Enter.
If the copy is successful, you see the following:
(number of “!” and bytes copied could vary slightly)
!!
2831 bytes successfully copied
11. Type Reload.
12. You are sometimes prompted to save, type No.
13. When asked to reload, type Yes.
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When you perform a reload the Dell Force10 S25 switch restarts, you see a Disconnected
message, and have to log back in before continuing.
14. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type en.
15. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Wr mem.
16. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Reload.
17. (Dell Force10 S25 only) Type Yes.
18. Manually reapply any switch changes you might have applied during your initial switch
setup
19. Connect an Ethernet cable (Cat6) from port 24 of the Dell Force10 switch, to the switch port
provided by your IT department.
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Be sure to set the Gateway, DNS, and any other settings as specified by your IT department, this
cannot be done through the Avid “Network Configuration Tool” and must be done manually
through the Windows controls.
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Changing the IP Address Associated with the VLAN
The Avid default Dell Force10 switch configuration includes a VLAN with an IP address of
192.168.255.254/24. If this IP address conflicts with your corporate network, use the
following procedure to reassign the IP address on the Dell Force10 switch.
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You might need to change the IP address on the ISIS 5000 Engine and the clients when doing this
procedure.
To change the IP Address of the VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type int vlan 10.
6. Type ip address 192.168.10.2/24.
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The IP address replaces the default 192.168.255.254/24 IP address to 192.168.10.2/24.
The 192.168.10.2/24 is an example and you need to assign an address that does not conflict
with your network.
7. Type untagged gi 0/1-24.
8. Type untagged te 0/25-28.
9. Type no shut.
10. Type exit.
11. Type exit.
12. Type wr mem.
13. Type exit.
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You cannot assign an IP address or untagged ports to VLAN 1 because it is the default VLAN on
the switch. To assign an IP address and untagged ports to a VLAN, you need to create a new
VLAN.
Changing the IP Address Associated with the Corporate Uplink
To set the IP Address for the corporate uplink:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
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3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type int gig 0/1.
6. Type ip address 192.168.10.1/24.
7. Type no shut.
8. Type exit.
9. Type wr mem.
10. Type exit.
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You cannot assign an IP address to a port if that switch port is enabled. Adding an IP address to
an enabled switch port makes it a layer 2 port.
Changing Buffer Pool to a Single Queue
To create single queue:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type buffer-profile global 1q.
6. Type exit.
7. Type wr mem.
8. Type Reload.
9. Type Yes.
Removing/Adding Ports Associated with a VLAN
To add ports associated with a VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type int vlan x (where x is the VLAN number).
6. Type untagged gig 0/a-0/b (where a and b are the port numbers).
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7. Type exit.
8. Type exit.
9. Type wr mem.
10. Type Yes.
To remove ports associated with a VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type int vlan x (where x is the VLAN number).
6. Type no untagged gig 0/a-0/b (where a and b are the port numbers).
7. Type exit.
8. Type exit.
9. Type wr mem.
10. Type Yes.
Creating a Link Aggregation
To creating a link aggregation:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type interface port-channel 10.
6. Type no shutdown.
7. Type switchport.
8. Type channel-member gig 0/22-23.
9. Type exit.
10. Type int vlan 10.
11. Type untagged port-channel 10.
12. Type exit.
13. Type exit.
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14. Type wr mem.
15. Type Yes.
Setting Up IP-Helper Addresses for DHCP
If you want to use DHCP on the clients that are connected to the Avid Production switch you will
need to add an IP Helper Address to each VLAN. The IP Helper Address points the hosts to the
DHCP Server that is on the house network.
To add an IP Helper Address:
1. Use your terminal emulation or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
4. Type conf.
5. Type int vlan n (where n is the VLAN)
6. Type ip helper-address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where x's equals the IP address of the
DHCP server)
7. Type exit
8. Type exit.
9. Type wr mem.
10. Type Yes.
Upgrading FTOS
To upgrade the ftos (Dell Force10 operating system):
1. Type en.
2. Type upgrade system tftp://tftp_server_ip_address/ftos_file_name
3. Type Reload.
4. Type Yes.
Upgrading U-Boot
To upgrade the u-boot (universal bootloader):
1. Type en.
2. Type upgrade boot tftp://tftp_server_ip_address/u-boot_file_name
3. Type Reload.
4. Type Yes.
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Cascading Dell Force10 Switches in an ISIS
Environment
Depending on the quantity of available 10 Gb ports on the core (upstream) switch and the
bandwidth/resilience required, multiple switches can be cascaded from the core switch.
For example, an S4810 switch using eight 10 Gb ports, could have four S25N with 20 Gb
aggregate interconnects, having only four 10 Gb ports, can only cascade two S25N, each using a
single 10 Gb uplink, while connecting two ISIS 5000 Engines.
The following provides guidance on cascaded switch configurations supported in the Avid
ISIS 5000 environment using Dell Force10 switches:
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Dell Force10 S25N cascaded from a core Dell Force10 S4810, S60, or S25N switch
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Dell Force10 S60 cascaded from a core Dell Force10 S4810, S60, or S25N switch
•
Dell Force10 S4810 cascaded from a core Dell Force 10 S60, S25N, S4810 switch
When cascading switches:
1. Attach the ISIS to the first switch.
2. Before connecting the second 10 Gb cables, Telnet or serial to the second switch.
3. You are prompted for a username/password, default is avid/avid.
4. Type en.
5. You are prompted for a password, type avid.
6. Type conf.
7. Type int vlan 10.
8. Type ip address 192.168.255.253/24.
9. Type exit.
10. Type exit.
11. Attach the 10 Gb cable to the second switch.
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To test:
1. Attach a client and assign it an IP address in the proper subnet.
2. Ping client from the ISIS system.
The following is a typical example of cascaded switches using ISIS 5000.
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4 Cisco Switches
This section describes the procedures for configuring and recovering the Cisco switch in the
Avid ISIS environment. Avid has qualified the Cisco Catalyst® 4900M and 4948E switches. The
Cisco switches do not come preconfigured with Avid configurations. All Cisco switches need to
be configured for your environment by your network administrator.
Sample Avid configuration files for Cisco 4900M and 4948E switches are included in the
Installer link of the Management Console.
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The Avid configuration file is provided in the Avid ISIS software kit in the following location:
[drive]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS x000\Cisco\49xx\.
Accessing the Cisco Switch
The Avid configuration in the Cisco switch supports the following configurations:
•
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A single Cisco switch supports up to 48 1 Gb clients.
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A Catalyst 4900M comes with 8 x 10 Gb ports and supports a maximum of 40 x 1 Gb
ports.
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A Catalyst 4948E and Catalyst 4948-10GE comes with 48 x 1 Gb copper ports and 4 x
10 Gb/1 Gb optical ports (a cascaded configuration is shown in “Sample Cisco Switch
Configuration” on page 90).
•
A cascaded Cisco switch configuration supports up to 88 clients (see “Sample Cisco Switch
Configuration” on page 90).
•
When using an additional Engine (second Avid ISIS Engine), a 10 Gb connection is required
between the Cisco switch and Engines.
The 10 Gb connection requires the optional 10 Gb modules to be installed in the switch. For
information on installing the 10 Gb modules in the Cisco switch, see the Cisco documentation.
Two methods for accessing the switch are described in the following sections.
•
“Configuring the Cisco Switch Through the Serial Port” on page 86
•
“Configuring the Cisco Switch Through a Network Connection” on page 92
Configuring the Cisco Switch Through the Serial Port
Configuring the Cisco Switch Through the Serial
Port
A serial connection can be used to access the Cisco switch configuration file. This is done with
an Ethernet cable and the following.
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A laptop (or computer) connected to the Console port of the Cisco switch
•
A terminal emulation application such as xterm, Terminator, or PuTTY
•
A standard (straight through) Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors at either end and long
enough to reach between the computer and the Cisco switch
•
RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (included with the Cisco switch)
To configure the Cisco switch through a serial connection:
1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Console port of the Cisco switch. The Console
port is a standard RJ-45 port located on the right side of the Cisco switch front panel.
2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the serial port on your laptop (or computer).
The RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter might be needed.
3. Start your terminal emulation program.
4. Follow your the on screen instructions selecting a COM port with the following settings for
your serial connection.
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In most systems, the serial port uses COM1.
Option
Setting
Bits per second
9600
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control
None
Cisco Password
An Avid password is not set by default on the Cisco switches. You must use a console connection
as Telnet is disabled by default. You must get into “enable” mode before setting the password
using the “Enable Secret” command in configuration mode.
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To set a password on the Cisco switches:
1. Connect using the Console port of the switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# enable secret mypassword
The enable secrete “password” is now set to mypassword.
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Without an enable secret password, the Cisco switch will not accept a Telnet connection.
Cisco Password Examples
Method
Command
Console password to Cisco
Router(config)#line con 0
Router(config-line)#login
Router(config-line)#password cisco
When logging synchronous is enabled on a
Router(config-line)#logging synchronous
console, all status messages are displayed on a new
line.
Set a Telnet password
Router(config)#line vty 0 4
Router(config-line)#login
Router(config-line)#password cisco
Set the enable password to Cisco
Router(config)#enable password cisco
Loading the Avid Cisco Configuration
Access the Cisco switch console as previously described either through a serial or Telnet
(management IP address) connection, and do the following.
The Cisco switch configuration file can be seen by accessing the switch console, entering enable
mode (typing en), and typing in the command show run.
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If using the Cisco documentation be aware the default Cisco configuration is not the same as the
Avid default configuration. If you reload the default configuration according to the Cisco
documentation, you will not get the Avid default configuration.
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Restoring From the Avid Software Kit
This section describes how to restore the Avid default Cisco switch configuration to your switch
from the ftp folder on your System Director. The procedure in this section assumes the
following:
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The System Director has been setup and the Avid ISIS software has been installed.
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The switch is connected to the ISIS environment.
•
The IP Address on the ISIS 5000 Engines are configured with the default values
(192.168.255.11, 13, 14, 16 for 1 Gb or 192.168.255.21 for 10 Gb)
The Avid default configuration files are also located on the Avid ISIS software installer kit
[drive]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS x000\Cisco\. The configuration files are text files that can be
viewed using an application such as WordPad. Copy the switch configuration files to an ftp
directory if you want to access the file using the switch.
To copy the Avid configuration file from the Avid software kit to the switch:
1. From the System Director, use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
3. Copy the new configuration.
t
For 4900 type “copy ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.254.11/
ThirdParty/Cisco/4900/Cisco4900_dual2 startup-config”
t
For 4948 type “copy ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.254.21/
ThirdParty/Cisco/4948/Cisco4948e_dual1 startup-config”
When asked to confirm the file copy type yes and press Enter.
If the copy is successful, you see the following on the C4900M switch:
Accessing ftp://administrator:is-admin@10.105.52.2/ThirdParty/Cisco/
4900/Cisco4900_dual2...
Loading ThirdParty/Cisco/4900/Cisco4900_dual2 !
OK - 6396/4096 bytes]
6396 bytes copied in 5.100 secs (1254 bytes/sec)
4. Type Reload.
5. You are sometimes prompted to save, type No.
6. When asked to reload, type Yes.
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When you perform a reload the switch restarts, you see a Disconnected message, and have to log
back in before continuing.
7. Type en.
8. Manually reapply any switch changes you might have applied during your initial switch
setup
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Changing the IP Address Associated with the VLAN
Use the following procedure to assign the IP address on the Cisco switch.
To change the IP Address of the VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int vlan ww (where ww is for the VLAN)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if)# ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
(where x's equals ip address and y's equals subnet mask)
6. SwitchHostName(config-if)# no shut
7. SwitchHostName(config-if)# exit
8. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
9. SwitchHostName# copy run start
10. SwitchHostName# exit
Network Setup Requirements
You need to obtain following information from your corporate Information Technology (IT)
department before you customize your Cisco uplink:
•
Uplink IP address for Vlan or Port IP address/subnet mask
______.______.______.______
______.______.______.______
•
Vlan IP address for local subnet
______.______.______.______
______.______.______.______
•
Switch's default gateway Address ______.______.______.______
•
(Optional) DHCP server (ip helper addresses)
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First: ______.______.______.______
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Second: ______.______.______.______
•
Static IP addresses for each Avid ISIS Engine; four IP addresses for the 1 Gb connections,
one IP addresses per Engine for the 10 Gb connections
•
Port on a corporate network switch to connect the Cisco switch
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Uplinking Your Cisco Switch to the Corporate Network
The following procedure sets the IP address for the corporate uplink, on the Cisco switch, using
a route link.
To set the IP address for the corporate uplink:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# interface Gi x/y (where x/y is for the unit/port number)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if)# no switchport
6. SwitchHostName(config-if)# ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
(where x's equals ip address and y's equals subnet mask)
7. SwitchHostName(config-if)# no shut
8. SwitchHostName(config-if)# end
9. SwitchHostName# copy run start
10. SwitchHostName# exit.
Sample Cisco Switch Configuration
Multiple switches can be cascaded from the core switch depending on the quantity of available
10 Gb ports on the core switch (upstream) and the bandwidth/resilience required.
For example, an C4900M switch cored could have more 10 Gb aggregate interconnects, where a
C4948E and C4948-10GE does not provide as many 10 Gb ports.
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The following illustration is a sample switch configuration using the C4900M and C4948E
switches. It includes four Engines using 10 Gb links and up to 88 1 Gb clients.
1 Gb
clients
1 Gb
clients
Aggregated
link
Engines
1 Gb Clients
Up to 4
Up to 88
10 Gb
connections
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Configuring the Cisco Switch Through a Network
Connection
Once you have initially configured the Cisco switch with network IP address, use the
Management IP address to modify the switch configuration file through a network connection.
To configure the Cisco switch through a Telnet connection:
1. Using a laptop (or computer), assign a static IP address of 192.168.255.1 and a Netmask
of 255.255.255.0 to the network adapter (NIC) in the laptop (or computer).
2. Connect an Ethernet cable between the Ethernet port on the laptop (or computer) and any
1-Gb Ethernet port on the switch.
3. Make sure your switch is powered on.
4. From the laptop (or computer), click Start > Run.
5. Type Telnet 192.168.255.25x (or the current management IP address) and press Enter.
The Avid ISIS 5000 configuration files use the following IP addresses.
t
4900 — Telnet 192.168.255.253
t
4948 — Telnet 192.168.255.254
6. Enter the user name and password you might have set for the switch, see “Cisco Password”
on page 86.
Adding Ports Associated to a VLAN
To add a single port to a VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int gigabitEthernet 1/x (where x is the port number)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# switchport mode access
6. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# switchport access vlan x (where x is the VLAN to
which you want to assign)
7. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# exit
8. SwitchHostName(config)# exit.
9. SwitchHostName# copy run start
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To add multiple ports to a VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int range gigabitEthernet 1/x-y (where x and y are
starting and ending ports)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# switchport mode access
6. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# switchport access vlan x (where x is the VLAN to
which you want to assign)
7. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# exit
8. SwitchHostName(config)# exit.
9. SwitchHostName# copy run start
Setting Up IP-Helper Addresses for DHCP
If you want to use DHCP on the clients that are connected to the Avid Production switch you will
need to add an IP Helper Address to each VLAN. The IP Helper Address points the hosts to the
DHCP Server that is on the house network.
To add an IP Helper Address:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int vlan n (where n is the VLAN)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if)# ip helper-address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where x's equals
the IP address of the DHCP server)
6. SwitchHostName(config-if)# exit
7. SwitchHostName(config)# exit.
8. SwitchHostName# copy run start
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Repeat these step for each VLAN that requires an IP-Helper.
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Enabling or Disabling IP Routing
If the “No IP Routing” command does not show up in the show run output then IP Routing is
enabled. This would be located in the upper portion of the show run output. Here is a simple
example from a Cisco C4948E and C4948-10GE where IP Routing is Disabled:
!
version 12.2
no service pad
service timestamps debug uptime
service timestamps log uptime
no service password-encryption
service compress-config
!
hostname Switch
!
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker
!
!
no aaa new-model
vtp mode transparent
ip subnet-zero
no ip routing
To enable IP routing:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# ip routing
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5. SwitchHostName(config)# exit.
6. SwitchHostName# copy run start
To disable IP routing:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# no ip routing
5. SwitchHostName(config)# exit.
Creating an EtherChannel (Link Aggregation)
With the Cisco C4948E and C4948-10GE switches you can create multiple EtherChannels (link
aggregation) with up to eight ports. The C4948E and C4948-10GE switch configuration B and
configuration E files provided by Avid, use ports 45 to 48 for this function.
Keep in mind that depending on what you are connecting to the EtherChannel, you might have to
change the load balancing algorithm of the switch on the other end. You also need to keep in
mind which type of link aggregation protocol is used on the link. For example, if you are
connecting to a Cisco EtherChannel you want to change the load balancing to support
source-destination IP address. In this example a range of ports is assigned to a VLAN and an
Ether Channel (Layer 2) created.
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Use the same procedure for creating 10 Gb EtherChannel groups that connect to ISIS.
To create a link aggregation:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName # conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int port-channel x (where x is the port-channel number)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if)# switchport
6. SwitchHostName(config-if)# switchport access vlan n (where n is the VLAN number)
7. SwitchHostName(config-if)# exit
8. SwitchHostName(config)# int range GigabitEthernet 1/a-b (where a and b are a
range of ports)
9. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# channel-group x mode on (where x is the
port-channel number)
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10. SwitchHostName(config-if-range)# exit
11. SwitchHostName(config)# port-channel load-balance src-dst-ipxit
12. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
13. SwitchHostName# copy run start
14. SwitchHostName# exit
The following is information on the Cisco 6509 Etherchannel Configuration for use with 10 Gb
ISIS link aggregation:
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Mode on is the simplest of aggregation methods and with the least features, this variant of link
aggregation is used by ISIS.
interface Port-channel10
switchport
switchport access vlan 10
switchport mode access
no ip address
interface TenGigabitEthernet1/1
description v10 ISIS echannel
switchport
switchport access vlan 10
switchport mode access
no ip address
channel-group 10 mode on
interface TenGigabitEthernet1/2
description v10 ISIS echannel
switchport
switchport access vlan 10
switchport mode access
no ip address
channel-group 10 mode on
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Additional information you should know:
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In the previous example, Channel-group 10 was used. You need to make the proper channel
group assignment for your site.
•
The Cisco 6509 defaults to using a “source/destination” IP load balancing algorithm, which
is required by Avid. This should not have to be changed.
The current load-balancing algorithm setup can easily be verified and confirmed using the
following command on the 6509 console:
Cisco 6509 # show etherchannel load-balance
EtherChannel Load-Balancing Configuration:
src-dst-ip
mpls label-ip
Upgrading the IOS on Cisco Switches
This procedure differs slightly from that of the one documented by Cisco. Cisco Catalyst
4948-10GE switches supplied by Avid are configured with a Configuration Register value of
0x2101, which means the switch will boot from the first IOS that appears in bootflash. Cisco
instructs you to set the Configuration Register to 0x2102, which means the switch will look for a
boot string that points to the IOS from which to boot. In order to remain consistent with what we
ship we have chosen to document a procedure based on our current shipping product.
To update the IOS:
1. Use the dir bootflash: command to ensure that there is sufficient space in Flash memory
to store the PROM upgrade image. In most cases there will only be one file in bootflash,
which leaves plenty of space for the new file. If there is insufficient space, delete one or
more images, and then issue the squeeze bootflash: command to reclaim the space. For
example:
-
SwitchHostName# delete bootflash:<filename.bin>
-
SwitchHostName# squeeze bootflash:
2. Download the <filename> program into Flash memory using the copy tftp command. For
Example:
-
SwitchHostName# copy tftp bootflash:
-
Address or name of remote host [172.20.58.78]?
-
Source filename [<filename>]?
-
Destination filename [<filename>]?
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3. Use the config-register command to set the configuration register to 0x2101. For
Example:
-
SwitchHostName# configure terminal
-
SwitchHostName(config)# config-register 0x2101
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SwitchHostName(config)# exit
-
SwitchHostName# write
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Building configuration...
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Compressed configuration from 3723 to 1312 bytes [OK]
4. Archive the previous IOS image in case you need to re-apply at a later time. For Example:
-
SwitchHostName# copy bootflash: tftp:
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Source filename []? <filename.bin>
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Address or name of remote host []? 172.20.98.3
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Destination filename [<filename.bin>]?
5. Delete the old IOS images, and then issue the squeeze bootflash: command to reclaim
the space. For example:
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SwitchHostName# delete bootflash:<filename.bin>
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SwitchHostName# squeeze bootflash:
6. Once the squeeze is complete (it will take a few minutes), enter the reload command to
reset the switch and load the software. For example:
-
SwitchHostName# reload
Use the show version command to verify that the new Cisco IOS release is operating on
the switch.
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This section describes provides information on Brocade switches (formerly known as Foundry
switches) that have been qualified in the ISIS 7000 environment.
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The Brocade configuration files provided in the Avid ISIS software kit in the following location:
[drive]:\Switch Configuration\ISIS 7000\Foundry_Brocade\X4242XG\. The
“foundryX4242XG” files in the folder are the same configuration files used in the newer
Brocade FESX624 switch.
Foundry/Brocade FESX624 and FESX424 2XG
The Foundry/Brocade FESX624 and FESX424 2XG switches have been qualified in ISIS 7000
and ISIS 5000 environments and may be used with ISIS 2000 with customized configuration
files (not supplied by Avid).
Configuring the Foundry/Brocade Switch Through the Serial Port
Access the switch console through Telnet (management IP address), TFTP connection (see
“TFTP” on page 38, or a serial connection. The serial management interface enables you to
configure and manage the device using a third-party terminal emulation application (such as
xterm, Terminator, or PuTTY) on a directly connected PC. A straight-through EIA/TIA DB-9
serial cable (M/F) ships with the device.
To configure the Foundry/Brocade switch through a serial connection:
1. Connect one end of the serial cable to the Console port of the Foundry/Brocade switch. The
serial management interface (the port labeled Console) is located in the left corner of the
front panel.
2. Connect the other end of the serial cable to your laptop (or computer).
3. Start your terminal emulation program.
4. Follow your the on screen instructions selecting a COM port with the following settings for
your serial connection.
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Option
Setting
Bits per second
9600
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control
None
Loading a Switch Configuration
The switch configuration file can be seen by accessing the switch console, entering enable mode
(typing en), and typing in the command show run.
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If using the switch documentation be aware the default configuration is not the same as the Avid
default configuration. If you reload the default configuration according to the documentation,
you will not get the Avid default configuration.
This procedure uses an IP address on the switch of 192.168.10.2. You might need to change the
IP address written in the procedure to match your IP scheme. Switches that have not been
configured with an Avid file are likely to use VLAN 1 with the IP address of 209.157.22.154.
This procedure describes how to load a switch configuration to your switch from the ftp folder
on your System Director. The procedure in this section assumes the following:
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The System Director has been setup and the Avid ISIS software has been installed.
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The switch is connected to the ISIS environment.
•
The IP Address on the ISIS 5000 Engines are configured with the default values
(192.168.255.11, 13, 14, 16 for 1 Gb or 192.168.255.21 for 10 Gb)
The configuration file is located on the Avid ISIS software installer kit [drive]:\Switch
Configuration\ISIS 7000\Foundry_Brocade\X4242XG\. Use the X4242XG files for both the
X4242XG and X6262XG switches. The configuration file is typically a text file and can be viewed
using an application such as WordPad.
To copy the configuration file from the System Director to the switch:
1. From the System Director, use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. Type en.
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3. Copy the new configuration.
For example type “copy ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.10.2/
ThirdParty/Switch_folder/File_Name”
When asked to confirm the file copy type yes and press Enter.
If the copy is successful, you see something similar to the following example on the switch:
Accessing
ftp://administrator:is-admin@192.168.10.2/ThirdParty/Switch_folder/
/File_name...
Loading ThirdParty/Switch_folder/File_name !
OK - 6396/4096 bytes]
6396 bytes copied in 5.100 secs (1254 bytes/sec)
4. Type Reload.
5. You are sometimes prompted to save, type No.
6. When asked to reload, type Yes.
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When you perform a reload the switch restarts, you see a Disconnected message, and have to log
back in before continuing. If you connected to the CLI via telnet you might have to change the IP
of your Host’s interface to re-establish a telnet connection to the switch.
7. Type en.
8. Manually reapply any switch changes you might have applied during your initial switch
setup
Changing the IP Address Associated with the VLAN
The Avid default switch configuration includes a VLAN with an IP address of
192.168.255.254/24. If this IP address conflicts with your corporate network, use the
following procedure to reassign the IP address on the switch.
To change the IP Address of the VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int ve ww (where ww is for the VLAN)
5. SwitchHostName(config-if)# ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy (where
x's equals ip address and y's equals subnet mask)
6. SwitchHostName(config-if)# no shut
7. SwitchHostName(config-if)# exit
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8. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
9. SwitchHostName# copy run start
10. SwitchHostName# exit
Changing the IP Address Associated with the Corporate Uplink
To set the IP address associated with the corporate uplink:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int ethe 24
5. SwitchHostName(config-if-e1000-24)# no ip address 10.10.10.10 255.255.255.0
6. SwitchHostName(config-if-e1000-24)# ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy (where x's equals ip address and y's equals subnet mask)
7. SwitchHostName(config-if-e1000-24)# exit
8. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
9. SwitchHostName# wr mem
10. SwitchHostName# exit
Changing Buffer Pool on Uplink Ports
To set the buffer pool on the corporate uplink:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# qd 24 4095
5. SwitchHostName(config)# qd 24 4095 7
6. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
7. SwitchHostName# wr mem
8. SwitchHostName# exit
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Configuring Buffer Pool to Support Editing Clients
With the Foundry/Brocade switch only, you must make changes to the buffers on the ports that
will connect to editing clients. For example, if an editing client is connected to port 1 then you
would configure the port as follows:
To configure the buffer pool:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# qd 1 896
5. SwitchHostName(config)# qd 1 896 7
6. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
7. SwitchHostName# wr mem
8. SwitchHostName# exit
Removing/Adding Ports Associated to a VLAN
In the Foundry/Brocade switch you must remove a port from a given VLAN before you can add
it to another. The following procedure shows how to do both:
To change the ports associated with the VLAN:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# vlan x (where x is the VLAN #)
5. SwitchHostName(config-vlan-x)# no untagged ethernet x to y
6. SwitchHostName(config-vlan-x)# vlan y (where y is the other VLAN #)
7. SwitchHostName(config-vlan-y)# untagged ethernet x to y
8. SwitchHostName(config-vlan-y)# exit
9. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
10. SwitchHostName# wr mem
11. SwitchHostName# exit
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Enabling or Disabling IP Routing
Unlike the Cisco switches, there is no “ip routing” command in the Foundry/Brocade switch. If
you do not want the switch to perform Layer 3 operations (for example, routing between
subnets) then you must remove IP addresses associated to all but one router interface. Once there
is more than one subnet defined in the switch configuration the switch will route between them.
Use the procedure outlined in section C to remove the IP address associated to a router interface.
You may also choose to disable a router interface. To do so do the following:
To configure IP Routing:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int ve x (where x is the router #)
5. SwitchHostName(config-vif-x)# disable
6. SwitchHostName(config-vif-x)# exit
7. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
8. SwitchHostName# wr mem
9. SwitchHostName# exit
Creating Trunked Ports (Link Aggregation)
With the Foundry/Brocade switch you can trunk (aggregate) up to four ports. The default
configuration from Avid that supports trunking includes a trunk of ports 21 to 24. You can create
multiple four port trunks.
Keep in mind that depending on to what you are connecting to the trunk, you might have to
change the load balancing algorithm of the switch on the other end. For example, if you are
connecting to an EtherChannel you want to change the load balancing to support
source-destination IP address.
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The default aggregation file is compatible with ISIS link aggregation group connections and can
be used on SuperX and SX Brocade based switches.
To create trunked ports:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
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4. SwitchHostName(config)# trunk ethe x to y
5. SwitchHostName(config)# trunk deploy
6. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
7. SwitchHostName# wr mem
8. SwitchHostName# exit
Setting Up IP-Helper Addresses for DHCP
If you want to use DHCP on the clients that are connected to the Avid Production switch you will
need to add an IP Helper Address to each VLAN. The IP Helper Address points the hosts to the
DHCP Server that is on the house network.
To set up IP helper addressed for DHCP:
1. Use your terminal emulation program or telnet into switch.
2. SwitchHostName > en
3. SwitchHostName# conf t
4. SwitchHostName(config)# int ve n (where n is the router-interface #)
5. SwitchHostName(config-vif-n)# ip helper-address 1 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where x’s
equal the IP address of the DHCP Server)
6. SwitchHostName(config-vif-n)# exit
7. SwitchHostName(config)# exit
8. SwitchHostName# wr mem
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Repeat this for each VLAN that requires it.
9. SwitchHostName# exit
Upgrading Firmware
This firmware upgrade procedure is included in this section is for reference and much of the
procedure applies to normal upgrade process.
This procedure explains how to load Firmware and Boot ROM for the Foundry/Brocade FESX)
switch. This procedure uses an IP address on the switch of 192.168.10.2. You might need to
change the IP address written in the procedure to match your IP scheme. Switches that have not
been configured with an Avid file are likely to use VLAN 1 with the IP address of
209.157.22.154.
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If you are using the System Director (not a laptop) to perform the operation, be aware that you
need to write down the original NIC address. You will need to change it back after loading the
configuration file.
Pre-requisites for loading the Firmware and Boot ROM:
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TFTP loaded on the system you are using (can get from the Internet)
•
Copy of the Firmware and Boot ROM files for the release to the root of the C drive (or to the
path at which your TFTP program is defaulting). Those files are the following:
-
xxx_filename.bin (sample boot code)
-
yyy_filename.bin (sample flash code)
To load the Firmware and Boot ROM from a system:
1. SwitchHostName# type copy tftp fl 192.168.10.1 xxx_filename.bin bootrom
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See flash memory write, when finished will say Flash Done.
2. SwitchHostName# type copy tftp fl 192.168.10.1 yyy_filename.bin pri
3. SwitchHostName# type copy tftp fl 192.168.10.1 yyy_filename.bin sec
4. SwitchHostName# type b s f p
This will cause you to lose connection with the Telnet session. Wait 1 minute for the switch
to reboot.
5. Type telnet 192.168.10.2
6. SwitchHostName# type en
7. SwitchHostName# type en, press Enter.
8. SwitchHostName# type show flash
You should now see the following:
Compressed Pri Code size = 3932846, Version (yyy)
Compressed Sec Code size = 3932846, Version (yyy)
Compressed BootROM Code size = 524288, Version (xxx)
!
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If you used the System Director to perform this operation, you need to change the address of the
NIC address back to the proper address.
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6 Sample Switch Topologies
The ISIS software kit includes sample switch configuration files. This section provides
information on those files. To access the sample switch configuration files, navigate to the
[drive] \Switch Configuration folder in the ISIS software kit, and select the ISIS product folder
for your model switch.
•
ISIS 7000 switch configuration files are labeled Configurations A through E and do not
apply to every switch vendor. For example, there are no External Switch configurations for
Brocade switches.
•
ISIS 5000 switch configuration files have been pre-loaded on the Force10 switches. You
should upgrade your switch to the latest configuration file found in the ISIS 5000/Force10
folder. The ISIS 5000/Cisco sample configurations need to be loaded on the Cisco switch.
•
There are no switch configuration files for the ISIS 2000 in the ISIS software kit. ISIS 2000
systems typically are integrated with ISIS 7000 or ISIS 5000 environments. The ISIS 2000
System is connected to ISIS 7000 or ISIS 5000 switches that have been configured with a
separate VLAN for the ISIS 2000 components.
The switch configuration file on your switch can be seen by accessing the switch console,
entering enable mode (typing en), and typing in the command show run.
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If using the switch documentation be aware the default configuration is not the same as the Avid
default configuration. If you reload the default configuration according to the documentation,
you will not get the Avid default configuration.
Configuration A (ISIS 7000)
This configuration consists of a single Layer 3 Avid Production Network switch. The switch can
be either a switch that supports Video and Audio playback or Command and Control only. In
Command and Control, only Zone 1 Video/Audio 1 Gb and 10 Gb clients are supported with
VLAN 10/20 connections to ISIS.
It is important to note that if this configuration consists of a Foundry/Brocade switch and Zone 4
clients are planned, that buffer changes must be made to the port that is used for the uplink to the
House Network. Those changes are explained in “Configuring Buffer Pool to Support Editing
Clients” on page 103. In the example following those changes are incorporated on port 24.
Configuration A (ISIS 7000)
Terms are used with the ports in the following table.
•
G — Gigabit
•
T — Ten gigabit
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e — ethernet
VLAN 40
Zone 3
Test Port
House
Network
Uplink
Model
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
VLAN 30
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
Ports G2/1 – 20
T1/1 – 4
Ports G2/1 – 16
T1/5 – 7
Ports G3/17 – 19 Ports G3/20
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
Ports G2/1 – 24
Ports G2/25 – 46
Port G1/47
Port G1/48
Ports e1 – 12
Ports e13 – 22
Port e23
Port e24
Port T1/8
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
Foundry/Brocade
FESX624
FESX424 2XG
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Configuration B (ISIS 7000)
Configuration B (ISIS 7000)
Configuration B is a single layer Avid production network switch with support for Zone 1, Zone
2, and Zone 3 via 1 Gb link aggregation. The following are the port allocations for
configuration B.
VLAN 30 House
Network Uplink
VLAN 40 Zone 3
(Link Aggregation) Test Port
Model
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
Ports 1 – 22
Ports 23 – 43
Ports 45 – 48
(Ether Channel)
Port 44
Ports 1 – 10
Ports 11 – 19
Ports 21 – 24
(Trunk)
Port 20
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
Foundry/Brocade FESX624
FESX424 2XG
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Configuration C (ISIS 7000)
Configuration C (ISIS 7000)
Configuration C is a single layer 2 Avid production network switch with dual 10 Gb connections
that supports Zone 1, and Zone 2 only. No IP routing is supported. The following are the port
allocations for configuration C.
Model
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
Ports 1 – 24
Ports 25– 48
Ports 1 – 12
Ports 13 – 24
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
Foundry/Brocade FESX624
FESX424 2XG
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Configuration D (ISIS 7000)
Configuration D (ISIS 7000)
Configuration D is a single layer 2 Avid production network switch with dual 10 Gb connections
that supports Zone 1, and Zone 2 only. No IP routing is supported. The following are the port
allocations for configuration D.
Model
VLAN 10
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
Ports 1 – 50
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
Foundry/Brocade FESX624
Ports 1 – 26
FESX424 2XG
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Configuration E (ISIS 7000)
Configuration E (ISIS 7000)
Configuration E is a layer3 configuration with Router Redundancy. The following are the port
allocations for configuration E.
VLAN 30 House
VLAN 40
Network Uplink
Zone 3
(Link Aggregation) Test Port
Model
VLAN 10
VLAN 20
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
Ports 1-22
Ports 23-43 Ports 45 – 48
(Ether Channel)
Port 44
Two configs provided,
one for each switch.
Switch 1 Master on
VLAN 10 and Backup
on VLAN 20. Switch 2
Master on VLAN 20
and Backup on
VLAN 10.
Ports 1-10
Ports 11-19 Ports 21 – 24
(Trunk)
Port 20
Two configs provided,
one for each switch.
Switch 1 Master on
VLAN 10 and Backup
on VLAN 20. Switch 2
Master on VLAN 20
and Backup on
VLAN 10.
Cisco Catalyst
4948-10GE
Foundry/Brocade
FESX624
FESX424 2XG
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Notes
Configuration E (ISIS 7000)
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The following are the port allocations for configuration E using the Cisco Catalyst 4900M
switch.
Terms are used with the ports in the following table.
• G — Gigabit
• T — Ten gigabit
• e — ethernet
Model
VLAN 10
Cisco Catalyst Ports T1/1-3,
4900M
G2/1-20,
where T1/1-2
are link
aggregated
VLAN 20
Interswitch
Link
Ports T1/4-6, Port G1/7
G3/1-16,
where T1/4-5
are link
aggregated
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VLAN 30
VLAN 40
Zone 3
Test Port
Ports G3/17-19 Port G3/20
Notes
Two configs provided;
one for each switch.
Switch 1 Master on
VLAN 10 and Backup
on VLAN 20. Switch 2
Master on VLAN 20
and Backup on
VLAN 10.
7 Switch Specifications
The Avid hardware components are fully rack-mountable. They are compatible with any
standard 19-inch video racks using either NEMA or EIA mounting-hole layouts.
Supported Cabling
The cables described in the following table pertain to Avid Engines, servers, and switches used
in the Avid workgroup environments. Also use these cable guidelines when connecting your
clients and workstations to the workgroup.
When planning your cable routes, make sure your cables cannot be damaged by traffic or moving
objects. Avid supports the following cable types and lengths when connecting Avid components
and workgroups.
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If you need run your cables greater distances, call Avid Customer Support for supported cable
and accessory information. For cable connections, see the Avid Setup Guide for your product.
Avid Networking Cables
Cable Connection Type
Function
Ethernet network cable,
Connects:
Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a or Cat 7
Ethernet shared storage clients
Connector Style and Maximum Cable
Length
RJ45 connector
100 Meters; If using CAT5e the cable must be rated
for 350 MHz for maximum length.
System Directors and clients to
1 Gb ports on an ISS
The minimum 1 Gb cable length for Avid network
products is 6 feet or 2 meter.
Avid Interplay servers to shared
storage networks
Avid AirSpeed capture and
playback servers to shared
storage networks
Avid ISIS management port
to a laptop
Supported Cabling
Avid Networking Cables (Continued)
Cable Connection Type
Function
Connector Style and Maximum Cable
Length
Avid ISIS 7000 Engine
CX-4 Interconnect cable
Connects Avid ISIS Engines.
CX-4 connector
There are three supported lengths at this time:
Only available from Avid.
Avid ISIS and
Avid Interplay
Optical cable
1, 3, and 5 meters
Connects:
1 Gb switch port to 1 Gb client
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Windows – Intel Pro 1000
PF
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Macintosh – Small Tree
PEG2F
10-Gb port of switch to optical
10-Gb port on the Avid ISIS
Engine.
The maximum length for optical Ethernet cables is
limited by the core diameter (measured in microns)
and modal bandwidth (in units of MHz*km).
Avid supports multi-mode fiber (MMF) cable using
850 nm transceivers (1000BASE-SX short
distances). Specifications for these cables can be
found in the ISO 11801 structured cabling
document.
•
ISS 10-Gb optical port to switch
port
ISS 10-Gb optical port to 10-Gb
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Ethernet Client
OM1 (62.5/125) —
-
100 Mb Ethernet, up to 2000 meters (FX)
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1 Gb Ethernet, 275 meters (SX)
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10 Gb Ethernet, 33 meters (SR)
OM2 (50/125) —
10-Gb Client to 10 Gb Switch
port
-
100 Mb Ethernet, up to 2000 meters (FX)
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1 Gb Ethernet, 550 meters (SX)
10-Gb Ethernet switch to 10-Gb
Ethernet Switch
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ISS to 10-Gb adapter in
Move/Copy service
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10 Gb Ethernet, 82 meters (SR)
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OM3 (50/125) —
-
100 Mb Ethernet, up to 2000 meters (FX)
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1 Gb Ethernet, 550 meters (SX)
-
10 Gb Ethernet, 300 meters (SR)
OM4 (50/125) —
-
100 Mb Ethernet, up to 2000 meters (FX)
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1 Gb Ethernet, 1000 meters (SX)
-
10 Gb Ethernet, 550 meters (SR)
Avid supports single-mode fiber cable using
1310 nm transceivers (long distances):
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SMF ITU G.652.A/B 9 micron cable up to
10 km
Supported Cabling
Avid Networking Cables (Continued)
Cable Connection Type
Connector Style and Maximum Cable
Length
Function
connecting to the 10 Gb port, it is important to follow two rules:
c When
– Ensure that the cable has the required modal bandwidth for the distance of the run.
– Make sure that all multimode cables between a switch port and the other end of the cable run are of the
same diameter (for example, 50/125 um or 62.5/125 um).
mode transceivers are Class 1 laser product per IEC 60825-1 Amendment 2(2001) and IEC
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60825-2 1997. Operating this product in a manner inconsistent with intended usage and specification
may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Avid ISIS
X2 optical transceivers
Transceiver used in:
SC connector
Cisco C4948-10GE and
C4900M
X2 = Cisco X2-10GB-SR for MMF
X2 = Cisco X2-10GB-LR for SMF
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Avid ISIS
XFP optical transceivers
The minimum cable length for -LR and -SR
transceivers is 2 meters.
Transceiver used in:
LC connector
Force10 S25N and S25P
switches and
ISIS 7000 ISS 1000
XFP = 10G-XFP-SR for MMF
XFP = 10G-XFP-LR for SMF
XFP = 10G-XFP-SR
or Picolight XXL-SC-S45-21 for MMF
XFP = 10G-XFP-LR
or Bookham 10G-BASE-LR for SMF
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The minimum cable length for -LR and -SR
transceivers is 2 meters.
Supported Cabling
Avid Networking Cables (Continued)
Cable Connection Type
Function
Connector Style and Maximum Cable
Length
Avid ISIS
SFP+ optical transceivers
Transceiver used in:
LC connector
Force10 S25P and S60 optical
switches and ISIS ISS2000
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SFP+ multi-mode short range (SR) 850nm
JDSU – PLRXPL-SC-S43-21-N
JDSU – PLRXPL-SC-S43-22-N
Avago – AFBR-700SDZ
Avago – AFBR-703SDZ
•
SFP+ long range (LR)
Finisar FTLX1471D3BCL for SMF
Avago AFCT-701SDZ for SMF
JDSU JSH-01LWAA1 for SMF
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•
The minimum cable length for -LR and -SR
transceivers is 2 meters.
Cisco Twinax cable (10GBASE-CU SFP+
Cable 5 meter [SFP-H10GB-CU5M])
Supported for connection from ISIS 5000
Myricom to a Cisco switch, and may be used for
direct connection between Cisco switches.
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SPF+ – 10G-SR for MMF
SPF+ – 10G-LR for SMF
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SFP optical transceivers
This cable has not been qualified for use
between ISIS 7000 and the Cisco switch.
The minimum cable length for -LR and -SR
transceivers is 2 meters.
Transceiver used in:
LC connector
Force10 S25P optical switch
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SFP 1000BASE-SX short range (SR)
Force10 GP-SFP2-1S
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The minimum cable length for -LR and -SR
transceivers is 2 meters.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions and Weight
The following table provides the dimensions and weight of the Avid ISIS shared storage
hardware and the optional rack components. Make sure the surfaces where you place the
equipment can accommodate the equipment’s size and weight.
Switch Dimensions and Weight
Switch
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
1.72 in (44 mm)
1.75 in (44 mm)
3.5 in (89 mm)
17.3 in (440 mm)
17.5 in (445 mm)
17.2 in (437 mm)
16.14 in (401 mm)
19.4 in (493 mm)
17.9 in (455 mm)
22.0 lb (9.99 kg)
19.0 lb (8.62 kg)
39.0 lb (17.7 kg)
1.7 in (43 mm)
1.7 in (43 mm)
1.73 in (44 mm)
17.32 in (440 mm)
17.32 in (440 mm)
17.32 in (440 mm)
16.73 in (425 mm)
16.73 in (425 mm)
18.74 in (476 mm)
14.39 lb (6.54 kg)
14.39 lb (6.54 kg)
14.41 lb (6.54 kg)
17.5 in (444 mm)
19.6 in (498 mm)
25.0 lb (11.36 kg)
(2 supplies installed)
Cisco
Catalyst 4948-10GE
Catalyst 4948E
Catalyst 4900M
Force10
S25N and S25P
S60
S4810
Foundry
FESX424 and FESX624 2.63 in (668 mm)
Electrical Requirements
You should consider installing a separately derived power system for your Avid shared storage
hardware. This ensures that you can control the hardware grounding, with all grounds brought to
a single point, and that uncontrolled equipment, such as coffee makers or floor polishers, cannot
be plugged into the same power source as the Avid shared storage hardware.
If you do not create a separately derived power system, you need to make sure the power outlets
you use are from the same distribution panel. This helps prevent the occurrence of ground loops
that can be caused by plugging equipment into power sources with different ground potentials.
If you run more than one power line because you have more than one UPS, you must make sure
the power lines come from the same distribution panel.
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You should have all the electrical work at your site done by a licensed electrician. All the
electrical changes must meet country, state, and local electrical codes.
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Electrical Requirements
As you choose the location for your Avid shared storage hardware, keep these electrical
requirements in mind:
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Make sure there is adequate, dedicated power for the UPSs that are part of your Avid shared
storage workgroup.
Avid recommends the use of UPSs, appropriately sized for your Avid shared storage workgroup,
or conditioned power in your computer room environment. This provides protection against
sudden power surges or losses that could cause you to lose files or experience data corruption.
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Make sure your location is away from major electrical equipment such as motors, air
conditioners, or elevators.
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Make sure the location is not subject to electrostatic buildup.
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Plug only your Avid hardware into the power strips. Do not plug in coffee makers, radios,
lights, or other non-Avid devices.
The following table shows the electrical specifications for the Avid qualified and approved
switches. Make sure your site meets these specifications.
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There are three load balancing power supplies in the ISIS 7000 Engine. When powered up, they
share the load between all three supplies for a total of 1200W.
Switch Electrical Specifications
Switch
Voltage
Frequency
Watts (Maximum) BTUs
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE 110 to 127 V ac
200 to 240 V ac
50 to 60 Hz
300 W
1023 BTU/hr
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
90 to 264 V ac
50 to 60 Hz
275 W
1173 BTU/hr
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
110 to 127 V ac
200 to 240 V ac
50 to 60 Hz
353 W
818 BTU/hr
S25N
S25P
S60
S4810
110 to 240 V ac
110 to 240 V ac
110 to 240 V ac
110 to 240 V ac
50 to 60 Hz
50 to 60 Hz
50 to 60 Hz
47 to 63 Hz
102 W (maximum)
90 W (maximum)
225 W (maximum)
270 W (maximum)
349 BTU/hr
305 BTU/hr
531 BTU/hr
921 BTU/hr
Foundry
FESX424 and FESX624
100 V ac, 3.5A
240 V ac, 1.5A
50 to 60 Hz
220 W
(per supply)
750 BTU/hr
(per supply)
Force10
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Environmental Requirements
Environmental Requirements
The Avid ISIS and Interplay hardware and switches are intended for use computer-room
environments. They are not intended for use on top of desks or in open office environments.
When you select a location, you should:
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Make sure the location has a sturdy, level floor, and is not subject to vibration.
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Make sure the location is away from high-traffic areas.
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Make sure the location is clean and free from dust, smoke, or other airborne contaminants.
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Make sure the location does not have significant temperature changes. Choose a location
where the temperature does not vary more than 18°F (7.78°C) per hour.
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Make sure the location does not have significant humidity changes. A location with
approximately 40 percent humidity can prevent problems stemming from electrostatic
discharge.
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Make sure the location has adequate space in front of and behind the rack. You must be able
to connect cables and service parts of your hardware. It also needs adequate airflow for
cooling.
The following table provides information on operating and storage temperature, and humidity
specifications for the Avid hardware components. Make sure your environment meets the
narrowest range of specifications in the table.
For example, the System Director can operate in an environment of 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C),
but the ISIS Engine should only operate in an environment of 40°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C).
Therefore, the temperature at your site should not drop below 40°F (0°C) or rise above 95°F
(35°C) while the Engine is running.
Switch Environmental Specifications
Switch
Operating
Temperature
Operating
Humidity
Storage
Temperature
Storage
Humidity
Cisco Catalyst 4948E,
4948-10GE, and 4900M
32°F to 104°F
(0°C to 40°C)
10% to 90%
non-condensing
– 40° F to 167° F
(– 40°C to 75°C)
0% to 95%
non-condensing
Force10
S25N, S25P, and S60
32° F to 122° F
(0°C to 50°C)
10% to 85%
– 40° F to 158° F
(– 40°C to 70°C)
5% to 95%
non-condensing
Force10
S4810
32° F to 104° F
(0°C to 40°C)
10% to 85%
non-condensing
– 40° F to 158° F
(– 40°C to 70°C)
5% to 95%
non-condensing
Foundry
FESX424 and FESX624
32°F to 104°F
(0°C to 40°C)
5% to 90%
non-condensing
– 13°F to 158°F
(–25°C to 70°C)
5% to 90%
non-condensing
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