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Always Remember to “Enabling Fibre Channel Uplink Trunking”

Always uplink to SAN with Port-Channels and “Enable Fibre Channel Uplink Trunking”.

Simple uplinks have limitations. Even if only one VSAN is planned to be used, things change so “Enable Fibre Channel Uplink Trunking”.

Enabling Fibre Channel Uplink Trunking

Enabling Fibre Channel Uplink Trunking


Note

If the fabric interconnects are configured for Fibre Channel end-host mode, enabling Fibre Channel uplink trunking renders all VSANs with an ID in the range from 3840 to 4079 non-operational.


Procedure


Step 1 In the Navigation pane, click the SAN tab.
Step 2 On the SAN tab, expand SAN > SAN Cloud.
Step 3 Click the node for the fabric where you want to enable FC uplink trunking.
Step 4 In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 5 In the Actions area, click Enable FC Uplink Trunking.
Step 6 If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Disabling Fibre Channel Uplink Trunking

Procedure


Step 1 In the Navigation pane, click the SAN tab.
Step 2 On the SAN tab, expand SAN > SAN Cloud.
Step 3 Click the node for the fabric where you want to disable Fibre Channel uplink trunking.
Step 4 In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 5 In the Actions area, click Disable FC Uplink Trunking.
Step 6 If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
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