Enabling Access Gateway mode
Enabling Access Gateway (AG) mode on a VDX switch allows FCoE hosts and devices behind LAG-supported FSBs connected to VF_Ports to connect to a FC fabric.
Enabling AG mode enables FC ports on the switch, configuring them as N_Ports. The N_Ports can connect directly to F_Ports on an edge FC switch. VF_Ports are mapped to N_Ports in a sequential, round-robin fashion as Enodes log in. You can change this default mapping using Network OS commands.
- All Fibrechannel interfaces are in shut state.
- There are no ports provisioned for FCoE.
- The RBridge ID of the switch is not specified in the FCoE forwarder (FCF) configuration.
Use the following procedure to enable Access Gateway mode.
configure terminal command to change to global configuration mode.
device# configure terminal
rbridge-id command, specifying the RBridge ID.
device(config)# rbridge-id 1
ag command to change to AG configuration mode.
Enter the the
device(config-rbridge-id-1-ag)# enableAG mode is enabled. Switch FC ports are automatically enabled as N_Ports and mapped to VF_Ports.