Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Configuring a Brocade VCS Fabric

Refer to the following tables for commands and examples used in configuring a Brocade VCS Fabric. For command details, refer to the Network OS Command Reference.

The following table lists command examples for enabling Brocade VCS logical chassis cluster mode:

Table 14 Command examples for enabling logical chassis cluster mode

Command

Command Behavior

switch# vcs logical-chassis enable 

The VCS ID becomes the default value of 1, the RBridge ID is not changed, and Brocade VCS logical chassis cluster mode is enabled.

switch# vcs vcsid 22 rbridge-id 15 logical-chassis enable 

The VCS ID is changed to 22, the RBridge ID is changed to 15, and Brocade VCS logical chassis cluster mode is enabled. RBridge IDs range from 1 through 239.

switch# vcs vcsid 11 logical-chassis enable 

The VCS ID is changed to 11, the RBridge ID is not changed, and Brocade VCS logical chassis cluster mode is enabled.

switch# vcs rbridge-id 6 logical-chassis enable 

The VCS ID becomes the default value of 1, the RBridge ID is changed to 6 , and Brocade VCS logical chassis cluster mode is enabled.

The following table lists command examples for enabling Brocade VCS fabric cluster mode:

Table 15 Command examples for enabling fabric cluster mode

Command

Command Behavior

switch# vcs vcsid 55 rbridge-id 19 enable 

The VCS ID is changed to 55 , the RBridge ID is changed to 19, and Brocade VCS fabric cluster mode is enabled.

switch# vcs vcsid 73 enable

The VCS ID is changed to the value of 73 , the RBridge ID is not changed, and Brocade VCS fabric cluster mode is enabled.

switch# vcs rbridge-id 10 enable

The VCS ID becomes the default value 1, the RBridge ID is changed to 10, and Brocade VCS fabric cluster mode is enabled.

The following table lists command examples for switches that are already in either fabric cluster mode or logical chassis cluster mode.

Table 16 Command examples for when one of the VCS modes is already enabled:

Command

Command Behavior

switch# vcs vcsid 44 rbridge-id 22 

The VCS ID is changed to 44 and the RBridge ID is changed to 22.

switch# vcs vcsid 34 

The VCS ID is changed to 34.