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January 31, 2010
PowerConnect B-DCX-4S
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  • Page 1 53-1001808-01 January 31, 2010 PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01 *53-1001808-01*...
  • Page 2 Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, Dell OpenManage and the YOURS IS HERE logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About This Document In this chapter ..........ix How this document is organized .
  • Page 4 Time and items required........11 Preparing for PowerConnect B-DCX-4S installation ... . . 12 Unpacking and installing the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S .
  • Page 5 Introduction ..........43 RRP: Chassis door.
  • Page 6 RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis ..... . . 72 Time required ........72 Items required .
  • Page 7 FS8-18 blade ......... . .102 FX8-24 blade .
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  • Page 9: About This Document

    About This Document In this chapter • How this document is organized ........ix •...
  • Page 10: Supported Hardware And Software

    • Appendix A, “Specifications,” provides information on the physical characteristics, environmental requirements, and regulatory certifications for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S. • Appendix B, “Application and Encryption Blades” provides information about application blades that are optionally available for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S. • Appendix C, “Diagnostics and Troubleshooting,”...
  • Page 11: Command Syntax Conventions

    For readability, command names in the narrative portions of this guide are presented in mixed lettercase: for example, switchShow. In actual examples, command lettercase is often all lowercase. Otherwise, this manual specifically notes those cases in which a command is case sensitive.
  • Page 12: Notice To The Reader

    http://www.snia.org/education/dictionary Notice to the reader This document may contain references to the trademarks of the following corporations. These trademarks are the properties of their respective companies and corporations. These references are made for informational purposes only. Corporation Referenced Trademarks and Products Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Page 13: Getting Technical Help

    http://www.fibrechannel.org Getting technical help Contact your switch support supplier for hardware, firmware, and software support, including product repairs and part ordering. To expedite your call, have the following information available: 1. General Information • Technical Support contract number, if applicable •...
  • Page 14: Esd Precautions

    ESD precautions The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S contains electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive FRUs. When working with any PowerConnect B-DCX-4S FRU, use correct ESD procedures. • Wear a wrist grounding strap connected to chassis ground (if the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is plugged in) or a bench ground. •...
  • Page 15: In This Chapter

    Chapter Hardware Overview In this chapter • PowerConnect B-DCX-4S features ........1 •...
  • Page 16: Hardware Components

    Hardware components • Universal ports that self-configure as E_Ports, F_Ports, FL_Ports, EX_Ports and M_Ports (mirror ports). 10 Gbps ports (FC10-6 blade) are E_Ports only. • Data cryptographic (encryption/decryption) and data compression capabilities through the Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blade. • Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) functionality through the FX8-24 blade. •...
  • Page 17: Port Side Of The Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S

    Hardware components NOTE If the any of the following blades are used 220 VAC is required: FS8-18, FX8-24, FCOE10-24. • Modular hot-swappable field replaceable units (FRUs): • Two blower assemblies. • Two 100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing) power supplies. 240 VAC is recommended for efficiency and high availability.
  • Page 18 Hardware components FC8-48 port blade (example, 4x) Control processor blade (CP8) (2x) Core switch blade (CR4S-8) (2x) Exhaust vent FIGURE 1 Port side of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (sample configuration) FIGURE 2 Port side of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S with the port side exhaust kit installed (sample configuration) PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 19: Nonport Side Of The Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S

    PowerConnect B-DCX-4S blades Nonport side of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Figure 3 displays a sample configuration of the nonport side view of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S. WWN card bezel (logo plate) Power supply (2x) Blower assembly (2x) FIGURE 3 Nonport side of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (sample configuration) PowerConnect B-DCX-4S blades Table 1 summarizes the port, application, control processor, and core switch blades that are...
  • Page 20: High Availability

    High availability TABLE 1 Blades available for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (Continued) Description Name Function 32-port 8-Gbps port FC8-32 A 32-port Brocade port blade supporting 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port blade speeds. This port blade is compatible with the PowerConnect B-48000 Director, the PowerConnect B-DCX, and the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S.
  • Page 21: Reliability

    Reliability • Hot-swappable World Wide Name (WWN) cards. The high-availability software architecture of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S provides a common framework for all applications that reside on the system, allowing global and local states to be maintained through any component failure. High-availability elements consist of the High Availability Manager, the heartbeat, the fault/health framework, the replicated database, initialization, and software upgrade.
  • Page 22: Software Features

    Software features • Predictive diagnostics analysis through Fabric Watch. • SNMP (including version 3) integration with higher-layer managers. Software features The Fabric OS allows any Fibre Channel-compliant device to attach to the switches as long as it conforms to the device login, name service, and related Fibre Channel standards. Each operating environment requires that a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) be available with a standards-compliant driver for correct interface to the fabric.
  • Page 23: Network Manageability

    Network manageability TABLE 2 Brocade security features (Continued) Brocade Security Features Secure file copy (SCP) Hardware-enforced zoning by WWN, domain/port ID, or both Telnet disable Default zoning Telnet timeout RSCN suppression and aggregation IP filters (block listeners) Configurable RSCN suppression by port Secure passwords (centralized control NTPv3 (to synchronize timestamps) through RADIUS/CHAP)
  • Page 24 Network manageability PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 25: Installation

    Hydraulic lift or assisted lift, able to rise to a minimum of 55 in. (140 cm), with a minimum capacity of 113 kg (250 lb). The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S weighs 68 kg (150 lb) with four FC8-48 port cards installed (192 ports). PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 26: Preparing For Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S Installation

    Protected by a circuit breaker in accordance with local electrical codes • Supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size adequate to the electrical rating on the chassis nameplate • Location close to the chassis and easily accessible PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 27: Unpacking And Installing The Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S

    Lift the cardboard box off the chassis and remove the plastic bag from around the chassis. Save the packing materials for use when returning the old chassis. d. Leave the chassis on top of the plastic shipping tray if the chassis must be transported to the installation location. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 28: Items Included With The Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S

    • Power supplies • Power supply filler panel (included if there is only one power supply) • Blower assemblies • Cable management comb • Chassis door • Accessory kit containing the following items: PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 29 Order the optical transceivers (SFP and XFP) from Brocade. The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S supports SWL, LWL, and ELWL transceivers. NOTE For information about the SFP and XFP transceivers that are qualified for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S, go to http://www.brocade.com/products/interop_and_compatibility.jsp. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 30 Items included with the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 31: In This Chapter

    The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S WWN is initially set by the factory to match the license ID (which is based on the chassis serial number). The WWN can be changed but the license ID cannot be modified. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 32: Powering On The Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S

    FIGURE 4 Configuration tasks Powering on the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S DANGER Use the supplied power cords. Ensure the facility power receptacle is the correct type, supplies the required voltage, and is properly grounded. (D004) PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 33: Connecting A Serial Cable Between Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S And Host

    UNIX environment), and configure the application as follows: • In a Windows environment: Parameter Value Bits per second 9600 Databits Parity None Stop bits Flow control None • In a UNIX environment, enter the following string at the prompt: PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 34: Logging In To The Serial Console Port

    Resetting an IP address while the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S has active IP traffic or has management and monitoring tools running, such as DCFM, Fabric Watch, and SNMP, can cause traffic to be interrupted or stopped. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 35 Ethernet IP Address [10.77.77.74]: 123.123.123.122 Ethernet Subnetmask [0.0.0.0]: 123.123.123.123 Gateway IP Address [0.0.0.0]: 123.123.123.124 IP address of remote CP is being changed...Done. Committing configuration...Done. swDir:admin> reboot 5. Type reboot to reboot the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 36: Connecting An Ethernet Cable And Opening A Telnet Session

    Changing the name causes a domain address format RSCN to be issued. 1. Type switchName followed by the new name in quotes. swDir:admin> switchName "swModularSwitch5" Committing configuration... Done. swModularSwitch5:admin> 2. Record the new name for reference. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 37: Customizing A Chassis Name

    However, because the date and time are used for logging, error detection, and troubleshooting, they should be set correctly. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 38: Setting The Date

    2. Enter the appropriate number or Ctrl-D to quit. 3. At the prompt, select a country location. 4. At the prompt, enter the appropriate number to specify the time zone region or Ctrl-D to quit. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 39: Synchronizing Local Time

    Web license Zoning license Extended Fabric license Fabric Watch license Performance Monitor license Trunking license Security license In this example, the license key is AAbbccDDeeFFeeGG. Keep a copy of the license key for reference. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 40: Installing Sfps And Attaching Cables

    For easier maintenance, label the fiber optic cables and record the devices to which they are connected. • Route the cables to both the left and right sides of the DCX-4S through the cable management fingers. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 41: Verifying Correct Operation And Backing Up The Configuration

    This command will shutdown the operating systems on your switch. You are required to power-cycle the switch in order to restore operation. Are you sure you want to shutdown the switch [y/n]?y HA is disabled Stopping blade 1 PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 42 2. Power off the chassis by flipping the AC power switches on the power supplies to “0” (LEDs inside AC power switches should turn off). To maintain the ground connections, leave power cords connected to the power supplies and to the electrical outlets. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 43: In This Chapter

    FCOE10-24 FCOE blade. The LED patterns may temporarily change during POST and other diagnostic tests. For information about how to interpret the LED patterns, see Table 2. Check the blade status by entering slotShow. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 44 Determining the status of a port, application, or encryption blade Status LED Fibre Channel port Power LED Port Status LED FIGURE 5 FC8-16 Port blade Status LED Fibre Channel port Power LED Port Status LED FIGURE 6 FC8-32 Port blade PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 45 Determining the status of a port, application, or encryption blade Status LED Fibre Channel port Power LED Port Status LED FIGURE 7 FC8-48 Port blade Status LED Fibre Channel port Power LED Port Status LED FIGURE 8 FC10-6 Port blade PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 46 Determining the status of a port, application, or encryption blade Status LED Fibre Channel port Power LED Port Status LED FIGURE 9 FR4-18i Application blade Status LED Fibre Channel port Power LED Port Status LED FIGURE 10 FA4-18 Application blade PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 47 FIGURE 12 FX8-24 Extension blade “FX8-24 blade” for information about trunking groups on this blade. 10 GbE FCoE ports 12-23 Power LED 10 GbE FCoE ports 0-11 Status LED FIGURE 13 FCOE10-24 FCOE blade PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 48 2 is faulty. If LED continues to flash, seconds) replace the blade. Fast-flashing amber (on Environmental range exceeded. Check for out-of-bounds 1/2 second, then off 1/2 environmental condition and second) correct it. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 49 Port is online, with traffic No action required. flowing through port. Fast-flashing amber Transceiver or port is faulty. Change the transceiver or reset (on 1/4 second, then the switch from the workstation. off 1/4 second) PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 50: Determining The Status Of A Control Processor Blade (Cp8)

    POST and other diagnostic tests. For information about how to interpret the LED patterns, see Table 2. Check the port blade status by entering slotShow and haShow. Figure 14 identifies the CP8 blade. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 51 Ethernet cable is firmly seated, have incoming power. and the connected device is functioning. Flickering green/amber Ethernet link is healthy No action required. and traffic is flowing through port. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 52: Determining Status Of A Core Switch Blade (Cr4S-8)

    Status LED ATTN LED Power LED ICL connector LINK LED FIGURE 15 Core switch blade (CR4S-8) Table 6 describes the core switch blade LED patterns and the recommended actions for those patterns. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 53: Determining The Status Of A Power Supply

    2. Check the power supply status by entering psShow. The power supply status displays OK, Absent, or Faulty. If a power supply is absent or faulty, contact the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S supplier to order replacement parts. Figure 16 displays the power supply. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 54: Determining The Status Of A Blower Assembly

    The status for each blower assembly displays OK, Absent, or Faulty. The RPM of each fan in the assembly is also provided. If a blower assembly is absent or faulty, contact the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S supplier to order replacement parts. Figure 17 displays the blower assembly. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 55: Determining The Status Of A Wwn Card

    Determining the status of a WWN card NOTE The WWN bezel (logo plate) covers the WWN cards. The LEDs on the WWN cards are not visible unless the bezel is removed. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 56 Writing to the FRU history log 0x24c (fabos): Switch: switchname, Error (hilSetFruHistory) has failed. EM-HIL_FAIL, 2, HIL Error: hilSetFruHistory failed, rc=-3 for SLOT 3 Figure 18 displays the WWN bezel (logo plate). FIGURE 18 WWN bezel (logo plate) PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 57: In This Chapter

    Chapter Removal and Replacement Procedures (RRPs) In this chapter • Introduction ........... 43 •...
  • Page 58: Time And Items Required

    RRP: Vertical cable management fingers Time and items required The replacement procedure for the chassis door takes less than five minutes. Removing a chassis door Support the door to prevent it from falling. Pull and remove the door. FIGURE 19 RRP: Chassis door Replacing a chassis door 1.
  • Page 59: Time And Items Required

    RRP: Vertical cable management fingers Time and items required The replacement procedure for the cable management fingers takes less than five minutes. A #1 Phillips screwdriver is required. Removing a cable management finger assembly 1. Rearrange the cables around one of the cable management finger assemblies. 2.
  • Page 60: Rrp: Port, Application, And Encryption Blades

    RRP: Port, application, and encryption blades RRP: Port, application, and encryption blades This section describes how to remove and replace port, application, and encryption blades. ATTENTION A blade should be removed only when being replaced with another port, application, or encryption blade, or a filler panel (“RRP: Blade filler panel”).
  • Page 61 RRP: Port, application, and encryption blades 5. Ensure that the part number on the unit being replaced matches the replacement part number. The chassisShow command displays information about the blades, including part numbers (xx-xxxxxxx-xx), serial numbers, and additional status. 6. Ensure that traffic is not flowing through the blade (port status LED should be off) prior to disconnecting cables.
  • Page 62: Replacing A Blade

    RRP: Port, application, and encryption blades FIGURE 21 RRP: Port, application, or encryption blade (FC8-48 port blade shown) Replacing a blade ATTENTION Follow ESD precautions (“ESD precautions”). NOTE An FA4-18i application blade and the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S must have the same version of firmware.
  • Page 63: Rrp: Blade Filler Panel

    RRP: Blade filler panel 3. Perform the appropriate following action based on the type of blade: • For FC8-16, FC8-32, FC8-48 port blades, FX8-24, FCOE10-24 application blades, and FS8-18 encryption blade: Adjust the ejectors to the closed position by pulling them away from the center of the blade.
  • Page 64: Replacing A Filler Panel

    RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) FIGURE 22 RRP: Blade filler panel Replacing a filler panel 1. Orient the filler panel (Figure 22). 2. Slide the filler panel into the slot until it is firmly seated. 3. Tighten the thumb screw at the right of the panel. 4.
  • Page 65: Verifying The Necessity Of Replacement

    RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) • ESD (electrostatic discharge) grounding strap • Workstation computer • Serial cable • IP address of an FTP server for backing up the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S configuration • Phillips #2 screwdriver • Replacement CP blade. Requires the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S CP blade (CP8) Verifying the necessity of replacement Confirm that you need to replace the CP blade.
  • Page 66 RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) 4. If the functioning CP blade is performing as the active CP blade, go to step 5. If the faulty CP blade is performing as the active CP blade, fail over the blades: a. Log in to the faulty CP blade as admin, using either a Telnet or a serial console connection. If you connect successfully to the faulty CP, continue to step b.
  • Page 67: Removing A Control Processor Blade (Cp8)

    RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) Server Name or IP Address [host]: 123.456.78.90 User Name [None]: user File Name [config.txt]: config.txt Password: xxxxxxxx upload complete Removing a control processor blade (CP8) The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S continues to operate while a CP blade is being replaced if the redundant CP blade is active and a failover does not occur.
  • Page 68: Replacing A Control Processor Blade (Cp8)

    RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) FIGURE 23 RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) Replacing a control processor blade (CP8) ATTENTION Follow ESD precautions (“ESD precautions”). 1. Open the ejector handles to approximately 45 degrees. Orient the CP blade so that the handles are toward you and the flat metal side is on the bottom.
  • Page 69 RRP: Control processor blade (CP8) Slot Blade Type Status --------------------------------- UNKNOWN VACANT SW BLADE ENABLED CORE BLADE 52 ENABLED CP BLADE ENABLED CP BLADE ENABLED CORE BLADE 52 ENABLED UNKNOWN VACANT SW BLADE ENABLED switch:admin> 2. Determine the version by typing firmwareShow. This example shows sample output for the firmwareShow command: switch:admin>...
  • Page 70: Rrp: Core Switch Blade (Cr4S-8)

    RRP: Core switch blade (CR4S-8) ldconfig ################################################## glibc ################################################## bash ################################################## readline ################################################## terminfo ################################################## termcap ################################################## setup ################################################## <output truncated> ################################################## mtracer-tool ################################################## lkcd ################################################## sysstat ################################################## Removing unneeded files, please wait ... Finished removing unneeded files. All packages have been downloaded successfully. Firmwaredownload has completed successfully.
  • Page 71: Time And Items Required

    RRP: Core switch blade (CR4S-8) Time and items required The replacement procedure for the core switch blade takes approximately 30 minutes. The following items are required for the core switch blade replacement: • ESD (electrostatic discharge) grounding strap • Phillips #2 screwdriver •...
  • Page 72: Replacing A Core Switch Blade (Cr4S-8)

    RRP: Core switch blade (CR4S-8) 5. Lever open both ejector handles simultaneously to approximately 45 degrees and pull the core switch blade out of the chassis (Figure 24). FIGURE 24 RRP: Core switch blade (CR4S-8) Replacing a core switch blade (CR4S-8) ATTENTION Follow ESD precautions (“ESD...
  • Page 73: Rrp: Power Supply

    RRP: Power supply 8. Pack the faulty core switch blade in the packaging provided with the new core switch blade, and contact the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S supplier to determine the return procedure. RRP: Power supply Use this procedure to remove and replace a power supply. NOTE The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S can continue operating during the replacement if the second 220 VAC power supply is operating.
  • Page 74: Replacing A Power Supply

    RRP: Blower assembly 5. Grasp the handle and pull, sliding the power supply from the chassis and supporting the power supply from beneath as you remove it. 6. If you are not replacing the power supply, insert a power supply filler panel into the slot. FIGURE 26 RRP: Power supply Replacing a power supply...
  • Page 75: Time And Items Required

    RRP: Blower assembly Time and items required The replacement procedure for each blower assembly takes less than 5 minutes. The following items are required for the blower assembly replacement: • Replacement blower assembly • Phillips #2 screwdriver Removing a blower assembly 1.
  • Page 76: Replacing A Blower Assembly

    RRP: WWN card Replacing a blower assembly 1. Orient the blower assembly and slide it into the chassis, pushing firmly to ensure that it is seated. 2. Verify that the power LED displays a green light. 3. Use the screwdriver or your fingers to tighten the captive screws. RRP: WWN card NOTE The World Wide Name (WWN) cards contain fully redundant circuits and normally do not require...
  • Page 77: Removing The Wwn Bezel (Logo Plate) And Wwn Card

    RRP: WWN card TABLE 10 Commands identifying the WWN card status (Continued) Data Related commands Ethernet and Fibre Channel IP address information for the CP blades ipAddrShow, ipAddrSet History log information historyShow, historyLastShow Name of switch switchName Name of chassis chassisName 2.
  • Page 78 RRP: WWN card Do you wish to continue [y/n]? y Backing up WWN card data, please wait about 25 seconds for further instruction. Please install the new FRU now. If this session lost for any reason, please re-enter the frureplace command follow the instructions to complete the operation.
  • Page 79: Replacing The Wwn Bezel (Logo Plate) And Wwn Card

    RRP: SFPs and XFPs Replacing the WWN bezel (logo plate) and WWN card ATTENTION Follow ESD precautions (“ESD precautions”). 1. Unpack the new WWN card and save the packaging for the faulty WWN card. 2. Hold the card by the pull tab and insert the WWN cable onto the WWN module until it is fully seated.
  • Page 80: Rrp: Inter-Chassis Link (Icl) Cables

    RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables FIGURE 29 Optical transceiver (SFP and XFP) extraction tool RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables NOTE ICL ports can be used only with an ICL license. After the addition or removal of a license, the license enforcement is performed on the ICL ports only when the portdisable and portenable commands are issued on the ports.
  • Page 81 RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables Items Required Replacement ICL cable. Removing an ICL cable ATTENTION To prevent the latch mechanism from wear, use the color-coded (green) latch-release tab for cable removal. Pull the tab to disengage the retention latch before cable removal. 1.
  • Page 82 RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables also acceptable to attach the cables from slot 3 on one chassis to slot 3 on the second chassis (or slot 6 to slot 6) as long as the left-to-right (top-to-bottom) rule is followed. Figure 33 Figure 34 show the arrangement of cables in a 3-way configuration of backbone chassis.
  • Page 83 RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables Chassis 1 (DCX-4S) ICL connector (ICL 1) Core switch blades (CR4S-8) ICL connector (ICL 0) Control processor blades (CP8) ICL cables Port blades Chassis 2 (DCX) FIGURE 32 ICL cable connections between a DCX-4S and a DCX PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 84 RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables Chassis 1 Chassis 3 Core switch blades ICL connector (ICL 1) Chassis 2 ICL connector (ICL 0) FIGURE 33 3-way ICL cable connections PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 85 RRP: Inter-chassis link (ICL) cables Chassis 1 Chassis 3 Core switch blades ICL connector (ICL 1) Chassis 2 ICL connector (ICL 0) FIGURE 34 3-way ICL cable connections The same general configuration applies regardless of which backbone chassis are used. To keep all three chassis in the same rack, any combination of DCX and DCX-4S backbones can be used except three DCX chassis.
  • Page 86: Rrp: Powerconnect B-Dcx-4S Chassis

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis NOTE For clarity, the two “sets” of cables are drawn differently in Figure 33 Figure 34. Also note that one set is connected to only the blades in the “low order” slots (slot 3 in the DCX-4S and slot 5 in the DCX) and the other set is connected to the blades in the “high order”...
  • Page 87: Verifying Need For Replacement

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis Verifying need for replacement Verify that replacement of the chassis is necessary. Ensure that the components are firmly seated when troubleshooting, and contact your support provider with any questions about whether the chassis should be replaced. Any of the following events might indicate the need to replace the chassis: •...
  • Page 88 RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis TABLE 13 Critical information checklist (Continued) Output from supportshow command Location of “spptshow.txt” file Notes regarding supportshow output Information about the new chassis New Factory Serial Num New Serial Num (if available) 1. Open a Telnet session and log in to the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S as admin. The default password is password.
  • Page 89 RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis Ethernet IP Address: 10.32.50.10 Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.55.0.0 HostName : cp0 Gateway Address: 10.32.40.1 Ethernet IP Address: 10.32.50.11 Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.55.0.0 HostName : cp1 Gateway Address: 10.32.40.1 Backplane IP address of CP0 : 10.0.0.4 Backplane IP address of CP1 : 10.0.0.5 switch:admin>switch:admin>...
  • Page 90: Disconnecting From The Network And Fabric

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis • switchShow • fabricShow Copy the command output into a text file named “SANbefor.txt”. After the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is restored to the fabric, this information can be used to verify that no unintentional changes have occurred to the fabric. switch:admin>...
  • Page 91: Removing Components From The Chassis

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis Stopping blade 8 Shutting down the blade..Broadcast message from root (pts/1) Tue Jul 18 14:23:06 2008... The system is going down for system halt NOW !! DANGER Turn off the power switches and disconnect the power cords (D006) 2.
  • Page 92: Installing Components Into The New Chassis

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis NOTE A fully populated PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (four FC8-48 port cards, 192 ports) weighs approximately 68 kg (150 lbs) and requires a hydraulic or assisted lift to install it. NOTE If the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is installed in a cabinet, ensure that the cabinet is balanced and secured mechanically and that the removal and installation procedure will not compromise cabinet stability.
  • Page 93: Downloading The Configuration

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis 8. Replace the cable management fingers (“RRP: Vertical cable management fingers”). 9. Connect the power cords to the power supplies and the power outlets. 10. Replace the chassis door (“RRP: Chassis door”). 11. Power-on the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (“Powering on the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S”).
  • Page 94 RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis 2. Enter the slotShow -m command and verify that all the installed cards are detected and that their status is operational (enabled). switch:admin> slotShow -m Slot Blade Type Model Name Status -------------------------------------------- SW BLADE FC8-48 ENABLED UNKNOWN VACANT CORE BLADE 46...
  • Page 95: Reconnecting The System To The Network And Fabric

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis SWITCH Ethernet IP Address: 10.32.50.12 Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.55.0.0 Fibre Channel IP Address: 1.2.3.4 Fibre Channel Subnetmask: 255.255.255.0 Ethernet IP Address: 10.32.50.10 Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.55.0.0 HostName : cp0 Gateway Address: 10.32.40.1 Ethernet IP Address: 10.32.50.11 Ethernet Subnetmask: 255.55.0.0 HostName : cp1 Gateway Address: 10.32.40.1 Backplane IP address of CP0 : 10.0.0.4...
  • Page 96: Verifying Correct Configuration Of The Fabric

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis d. Organize the cables as required. Verifying correct configuration of the fabric Copying the command outputs from this section into a file is recommended. 1. Create an “after” SAN profile by entering the following commands and copying the output to a text file named “SANafter.txt”: •...
  • Page 97: Cable Routing Table

    RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis • If the configuration information is not correct for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S, modify as required. • If other issues exist, contact your support provider. Cable routing table Table 14 is a 48-port template for a cable-routing table. Expand the table for the number of ports in the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S.
  • Page 98 RRP: PowerConnect B-DCX-4S chassis TABLE 14 Cable routing table for PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (48 ports shown) (Continued) Slot/port Cable labels Connected device Slot/port of device Slot Port Switch end Device end PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 99: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications In this appendix • General specifications......... . . 85 •...
  • Page 100: System Architecture

    System architecture System architecture Table 16 describes the system architecture of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S. TABLE 16 System architecture Fibre Channel Ports Up to 192 ports, universal (E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port, EX_Port, and M_Port) Control Processor Redundant (active/standby) control processor modules Scalability Full fabric architecture: 239 switches maximum Performance 1.063 Gbps line speed, full duplex...
  • Page 101: System Size And Weight

    System size and weight TABLE 16 System architecture (Continued) Port types The FC8-16 and FC8-32 supports these port types: - FL_Port, F_Port, E_Port, and M_Port FC8-48 supports these port types: - E_Port, F_Port, and M_Port FC10-6 supports this port type: - E_Port and M_Port FA4-18 supports these port types: - FL_Port, F_Port, E_Port, and M_Port...
  • Page 102: System Blade And Fru Weights

    System blade and FRU weights TABLE 17 System size and weight System Size and weight Width 43.74 cm (17.22 in.) Height 35.6 cm (14.0 in./8U) 40.0 cm (15.75 in./9U) with Port Side Exhaust Kit Depth 61.29 cm (24.09 in.) Depth (with door) 73.20 cm (28.82 in.) PowerConnect B-DCX-4S: 68 kg (150 lb.)
  • Page 103: Facility Requirements

    Facility requirements Facility requirements The facility where the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is in use must meet the following requirements to provide for correct operation: • Adequate supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size, as specified by the electrical rating on the chassis nameplate.
  • Page 104: Fibre Channel Port Specifications

    Fibre Channel port specifications NOTE   The 0 to 40 Celsius range applies to the ambient air temperature at the air intake vents on the nonport side of the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S.  The temperature inside the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S can be up to 75 Celsius during operation.
  • Page 105: Power Cords

    Power cords TABLE 20 Power specifications (Continued) Specification Value AC inrush Maximum 20A peak System power consumption AC power consumption is configuration-specific. A system with four FC8-48 port blades (loaded with 1W SFPs), two CP8 blades, two CR4S-8 blades, and two blower assemblies consumes 841W.
  • Page 106 Power cords TABLE 22 Power cord types (international) Country Plug style NEMA 5-20P NEMA L6-20 CEE-7/7 BS-1363A AS 3112 IEC-60309 125V only USA, Canada, “Schuko” Australia/New 32A-6h, 230V~ 20A-250V USA, Canada, Mexico, other Continental Zealand 12 AWG Mexico, other locations Europe connect to locations...
  • Page 107 Power cords TABLE 22 Power cord types (international) (Continued) Country Plug style NEMA 5-20P NEMA L6-20 CEE-7/7 BS-1363A AS 3112 IEC-60309 125V only USA, Canada, “Schuko” Australia/New 32A-6h, 230V~ 20A-250V USA, Canada, Mexico, other Continental Zealand 12 AWG Mexico, other locations Europe connect to...
  • Page 108: Power-Cord Notice

    Data transmission ranges Power-cord notice CAUTION This switch might have more than one power cord. To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect both power cords before servicing. Power-cord notice (Japan, Denan) ATTENTION Never use the power cord packed with your equipment for other products. Data transmission ranges Table 23 provides the data transmission ranges for different cable types and port speeds.
  • Page 109: Regulatory Compliance

    Regulatory compliance TABLE 23 Supported optics, speeds, cables, and distances (Continued) Transceiver type Form factor Speed Multimedia Multimedia Multimedia Single Mode Media (62.5 um) (50 um) (50 um) (9 um) (OM1) (OM2) (OM3) 10 Gbps 10 km ELWL 10 Gbps 40 km Regulatory compliance This section describes the regulatory compliance requirements for the Product Name.
  • Page 110: Bsmi Statement (Taiwan)

    Regulatory compliance BSMI statement (Taiwan) The BSMI Statement is applicable to the power supplies. CE statement This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product might cause radio interference, and the user might be required to take corrective measures. The standards compliance label on the product contains the CE mark which indicates that this system conforms to the provisions of the following European Council directives, laws, and standards:...
  • Page 111: Regulatory Compliance Standards

    Environmental regulation compliance Regulatory compliance standards Table 24 lists the regulatory compliance standards for which the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is certified. TABLE 24 Regulatory compliance standards Country Standards Agency Certifications and Markings Safety Safety United States Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 ANSI C63.4 cCSAus FCC Class A and 1st Ed or latest...
  • Page 112 Environmental regulation compliance Environmental Protection Use Period (EPUP) Disclaimer In no event do the EPUP logos shown on the product and FRUs alter or expand that warranty that Brocade provides with respect to its products as set forth in the applicable contract between Brocade and its customer.
  • Page 113 Environmental regulation compliance PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 114 Environmental regulation compliance PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 115: Application And Encryption Blades

    Each GbE port can support up to eight FCIP tunnels. • Each FCIP tunnel is represented and managed as a virtual Fibre Channel E_Port. • Fibre Channel Routing Services can be used over the FCIP link. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 116: Fs8-18 Blade

    If operating in 10GbE mode the other end of the circuit must also be an FX8-24 operating in either 10GbE mode or dual mode with the corresponding VE_ports in 10GbE mode. All GbE ports on the blade can be configured to work with either copper or optical SFPs. PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 117 EX_Port-attached edge fabrics do not merge. For more information refer to the Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide. • Up to three FC trunking groups. The three groups are defined as: • Trunk group 0: FC ports 0,1 • Trunk group 1: FC ports 6,7 PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 118: Fcoe10-24 Blade

    Link status LEDs per port The FX8-24 blade also provides the following functionality features: • FCoE switching • CEE switching • Standard L2 Ethernet features • Standard Ethernet encapsulation • End of row deployment PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 119: Appendix C Diagnostics And Troubleshooting

    Appendix Diagnostics and Troubleshooting In this appendix • Introduction ..........105 •...
  • Page 120: Obtaining Chassis And Component Status

    Obtaining chassis and component status Obtaining chassis and component status The CLI commands in Table 25 provide status and environmental information about the chassis and its components. These commands provide information only, and they do not interrupt traffic flow. For more information about these commands, refer to the Fabric OS Command Reference. TABLE 25 Environmental status and maintenance commands Command...
  • Page 121: Boot

    Diagnostics Any errors detected during POST are written to the system log, which is accessible through the errShow command. For information about error messages, refer to the Fabric OS Message Reference. POST includes the following steps: 1. Preliminary POST diagnostics are run. 2.
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting For more information about diagnostic tests and how to run them, refer to the Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide and the Fabric OS Command Reference. For information about system error messages (errShow or errDump), refer to the Fabric OS Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Guide. Troubleshooting Table 26 provides a list of issues, possible causes, and recommended actions.
  • Page 123 Troubleshooting TABLE 26 Troubleshooting the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (Continued) Issue Possible cause Recommended action LEDs on one or more components The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S might be Verify that boot and POST are complete. The are changing rapidly or do not booting or running POST. PowerConnect B-DCX-4S requires a minimum of 3 indicate a healthy state.
  • Page 124 Troubleshooting TABLE 26 Troubleshooting the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (Continued) Issue Possible cause Recommended action An individual component is not Component may not have power or may not Ensure that the component is receiving power operating as expected. be firmly seated. (power LED should be on) and the component is firmly seated.
  • Page 125: Appendix D Port Numbering Template

    Appendix Port Numbering Template Print or copy the following templates in this appendix and use them to document the port numbering pattern for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S. These templates show: • Port side populated with four FC8-48 port blades, two CR4S-8 blades, and two CP8 blades •...
  • Page 126 Port Numbering Template FIGURE 36 Port side populated with four FC8-32 port blades, two CR4S-8 blades, and two CP8 blades FIGURE 37 Port side populated with four FC8-16 port blades, two CR4S-8 blades, and two CP8 blades PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 127 Port Numbering Template FIGURE 38 FC10-6 port blades FIGURE 39 FR4-18i application blades FIGURE 40 FA4-18 application blades PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 128 Port Numbering Template FIGURE 41 FS8-18 encryption blades 10 GbE ports 0-1 FC ports 0-5 1 GbE ports 0-3 Blade Power LED 1 GbE ports 4-9 Blade Status LED FC ports 6-11 FIGURE 42 FX8-24 extension blade 10 GbE CEE ports 12-23 Power LED 10 GbE CEE ports 0-11 Status LED...
  • Page 129 See CP blade port, status core switch blade support for determining status weight See CR blade blower assembly CP blade LEDs determining status replacing replacing status troubleshooting boot results, interpreting CR blade determining status replacing PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 130 Fibre Channel XFPs, replacing Application Services FS8-18 classes of service FX8-24 port specifications Routing Services Fibre Channel Association field-replaceable units See FRUs humidity, requirement filler panel, replacing FR4-18i blade frame size, maximum PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 131 PowerConnect B-DCX-4S software rack space requirement size software features specifications, general troubleshooting weight manageability, network precautions, ESD media types protocol, ANSI PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 132 WWN card size, PowerConnect B-DCX-4S determining status software, features error messages status replacing status application blade verifying need to replace core switch blade CP blade encryption blade port blade WWN card PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 133 XFPs extraction tool replacing supported types PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...
  • Page 134 PowerConnect B-DCX4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual 53-1001808-01...