S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
A switch's main function is to relay frames from one data link to another. To do that, the characteristics
of the interfaces through which the frames are received and sent must be defined. The configured
interfaces can be Fibre Channel interfaces, Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the management interface
(mgmt0), or VSAN interfaces.
This chapter describes the basic interface configuration to get your switch up and running. It includes
the following sections:
on configuring mgmt0 interfaces.
for Gigabit Ethernet
Before you begin configuring the switch, ensure that the modules in the chassis are functioning as
designed. To verify the status of a module at any time, issue the show module command in EXEC mode
Fibre Channel Interfaces
This section describes Fibre Channel interface characteristics, including (but not limited to) modes,
frame encapsulation, states, SFPs, and speeds.
This section includes the following topics:
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
Fibre Channel Interfaces, page 12-1
TL Ports for Private Loops, page 12-28
Buffer Credits, page 12-32
Management Interfaces, page 12-37
VSAN Interfaces, page 12-39
Default Settings, page 12-40
Chapter 5, "Initial Configuration,"
Chapter 45, "Configuring IPv4 for Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces"
Interfaces"for more information on configuring Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
"Verifying the Module Status" section on page
32-Port Switching Module Configuration Guidelines, page 12-2
About Interface Modes, page 12-3
N Port Identifier Virtualization, page 12-7
About Interface States, page 12-7
C H A P T E R
Chapter 43, "Configuring IP Services,"
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide
for more information
Chapter 46, "Configuring IPv6