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November 24th, 2020 00:00

Ports status changes to "persistent disabled" when moving FID


I'm looking for answers to a strange one.

On a Brocade switch, if I move a port between FIDs, on one switch it changes the status of the port to persistent disabled, on my other switch it changes to disabled. I don't understand why they behave the diffrerently, on the same model of switch, on the same FOS (8.2.1c) and using the same commands. 

Commands run:

- lscfg --create 120

- lscfg --config 120 -port 20 -force

(port moves)

- setcontext 120

(port then shows disabled on switch A, and persistent disabled on Switch B


I have tried running portcfgpersistentenable on the port before moving, and portcfgdefault in another test to default the port on both switches, but I get the same result.


Any thoughts on why the behaviour is different would be appreciated. Thanks.



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November 24th, 2020 17:00

Hello StorageMatt,

Which model of Brocade switches do you have?

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