Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch Requires M1000e Chassis 1.1 Mid-plane Revision


Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch Requires M1000e Chassis 1.1 Mid-plane Revision


Article Summary: This article provides information on does the Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel switch require the 1.1 mid-plane in order to function correctly?



Question

Does the Brocade™ M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel switch require the PowerEdge M1000e™ 1.1 mid-plane in order to function correctly?


Answer

Yes, the Brocade M6505 is a 16Gb fibre channel switch. The older 1.0 revision mid-plane for the M1000e chassis was capable of supporting 1Gb Ethernet on the A fabric and up to 10Gb on the B and C fabric. The new revision 1.1 mid-plane was designed to provide up to 40Gb support on all fabrics. In order to maintain correct functionality and full 16Gb support, the switch must read the mid-plane revision bit from the PSoC as defined in PSoC specification C895D Section 2.9.2.7. If the older mid-plane is detected, all internal ports are disabled and cannot be manually enabled.

Customers with older 1.0 mid-plane revisions must upgrade their mid-plane to 1.1 and CMC 4.x or later in order to have support for the Brocade M6505 switch module.



 



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Article ID: SLN285575

Last Date Modified: 02/28/2020 04:32 PM

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