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==FICON Overview==
==FICON Overview==
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The Cisco MDS 9000 Family supports the Fibre Channel, FICON, iSCSI, and FCIP capabilities within a single, high-availability platform. Fibre Channel and FICON are different FC4 protocols and their traffic are independent of each other. If required, devices using these protocols can be isolated using VSANs. The Cisco SAN-OS FICON feature supports high-availability, scalability, and SAN extension technologies including VSANs, IVR, FCIP, and PortChannels.
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----
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{{Note|When you create a mixed environment, place all FICON devices in one VSAN (other than the default VSAN) and segregate the FCP switch ports in a separate VSAN (other than the default VSAN). This isolation ensures proper communication for all connected devices.}}
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----
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You can implement FICON on the following switches:
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* Any switch in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series.
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* Any switch in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series (including the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch).
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* Cisco MDS 9134 Multilayer Fabric Switch.
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* MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module.
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----
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{{Note| The FICON feature is not supported on Cisco MDS 9120, 9124 or 9140 switches, the 32-port Fibre Channel switching module, Cisco Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem or Cisco Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter.}}
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----
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Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family configuration guides for details about configuring FICON at one of the following websites:
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* Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide, Release 3.x at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080662d7a.html
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* Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Release 3.x at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080664d07.html
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===FICON Port Numbering===
===FICON Port Numbering===
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With reference to the FICON feature, ports in Cisco MDS switches are identified by a statically defined 8-bit value known as the port number. A maximum of 255 port numbers are available. You can use the following port numbering schemes:
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* Default port numbers based on the chassis type
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* Reserved port numbers
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The following guidelines apply to FICON port numbers:
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* Supervisor modules do not have port number assignments.
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* Chassis-wide unique port numbers should be reserved for trunking expansion (TE) ports since TE ports appear in multiple VSANs.
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* Each PortChannel must be explicitly associated with a FICON port number.
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* For individual ports in a PortChannel, the configuration of the port corresponding to the PortChannel is applied and not that of the individual port.
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* Each FCIP tunnel must be explicitly associated with a FICON port number. If the port numbers are not assigned for PortChannels or for FCIP tunnels, the associated ports will not come online.
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----
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{{Note| When you assign, change, or release a port number, the port goes offline and then back online as a result of the change.}}
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----
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====Default FICON Port Numbering Scheme====
====Default FICON Port Numbering Scheme====
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Default FICON port numbers are assigned by the Cisco MDS SAN-OS software based on the module and the slot in the chassis. The first port in a switch always starts with a zero (0).
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Table 16-1 lists the default port number assignments for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of switches and directors
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<p class="pTC_TableCap">
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'''Table 16-1 Default FICON Port Numbering in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family'''
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</p>
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  <tr align="left" valign="bottom">    <th scope="col" colspan="1" rowspan="2">
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Product
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</th>
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    <th scope="col" colspan="1" rowspan="2">
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Slot Number
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</th>
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    <th scope="col" colspan="2" rowspan="1">
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Implemented Port Allocation
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</th>
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    <th scope="col" colspan="1" rowspan="2">
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Unimplemented Ports
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</th>
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    <th scope="col" colspan="1" rowspan="2">
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Notes
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</th>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="bottom">    <th scope="col">
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To Ports
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</th>
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    <th scope="col">
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To PortChannel/FCIP
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</th>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top">    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Cisco MDS 9200 Series
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 1
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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0 through 31
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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64 through 89
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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90 through 253 and port 255
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Similar to a switching module.
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</p>
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</td>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 2
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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32 through 63
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="6"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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The first 4, 12, 16, or 24 port numbers are used in a 4-port, 12-port, 16-port, or 24-port module, and the rest remain unused. Extra 16 ports on 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.
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</p>
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</td>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top">    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Cisco MDS 9222i Series
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 1
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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0 through 31
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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64 through 89
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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90 through 253 and port 255
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</p>
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</td>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 2
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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32 through 63
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</p>
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</td>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top">    <td colspan="1" rowspan="6"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Cisco MDS 9506 Director
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 1
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</p>
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</td>
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<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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0 through 31
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="6"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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128 through 153
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</p>
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</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="6"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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154 through 253 and port 255
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</p>
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</td>
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</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 2
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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32 through 63
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</p>
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</td>
 +
</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Slot 3
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
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64 through 95
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 4
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
96 through 127
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</p>
 +
</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="4"><p class="pB1_Body1">
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Supervisor modules are not allocated port numbers.
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 5
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
None
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 6
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
None
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Cisco MDS 9134 Director
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 1
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
0 through 33
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
34 through 59
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
60 through 253 and port 255
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
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  <tr align="left" valign="top">    <td colspan="1" rowspan="9"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Cisco MDS 9509 Director
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 1
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
0 through 31
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="9"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
224 through 249
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
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    <td colspan="1" rowspan="9"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
250 through 253 and port 255
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="4"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
The first 4, 12, 16, or 24 port numbers are used in a 4-port, 12-port, 16-port, or 24-port module, and the rest remain unused. Extra 16 ports on 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.
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</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 2
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
32 through 63
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 3
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
64 through 95
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 4
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
96 through 127
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 5
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
None
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Supervisor modules are not allocated port numbers.
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 6
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
None
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 7
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
128 through 159
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="3"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
The first 4, 12, 16, or 24 port numbers are used for a 4-port, 12-port,16-port, or 24-port module and the rest remain unused. Extra 16 ports on 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 8
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
160 through 191
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 9
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
192 through 223
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top">    <td colspan="1" rowspan="13"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Cisco MDS 9513 Director
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 1
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
0 through 15
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="13"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
224 through 249
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="13"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
250 through 253 and port 255
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="6"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
The first 4, 12 or 16 port numbers are used for a 4-port, 12-port or 16-port model, and the rest remain unused.
 +
</p>
 +
<p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Extra ports on 24-port, 32-port, and 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 2
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
16 through 31
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 3
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
32 through 47
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 4
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
48 through 63
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 5
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
64 through 79
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 6
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
80 through 95
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 7
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
None
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="2"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Supervisor modules are not allocated port numbers.
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 8
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
None
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 9
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
96 through 111
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
    <td colspan="1" rowspan="5"><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
The first 4 or 12 port numbers are used for a 4-port or 12-port module, and the rest remain unused. Extra ports on 24-port, 32-port, and 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 10
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
112through 127
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 11
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
128 through 143
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 12
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
144 through 159
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
  <tr align="left" valign="top"><td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
Slot 13
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
<td><p class="pB1_Body1">
 +
160 through 175
 +
</p>
 +
</td>
 +
</tr>
 +
</table>
 +
====Reserved FICON Port Numbering Scheme====
====Reserved FICON Port Numbering Scheme====
===FICON Configuration Files===
===FICON Configuration Files===

Revision as of 04:19, 27 July 2010

Fibre Connection (FICON) interface capabilities enhance the Cisco MDS 9000 Family by supporting both open systems and mainframe storage network environments. Inclusion of Control Unit Port (CUP) support further enhances the MDS offering by allowing in-band management of the switch from FICON processors.

Contents

FICON Overview

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family supports the Fibre Channel, FICON, iSCSI, and FCIP capabilities within a single, high-availability platform. Fibre Channel and FICON are different FC4 protocols and their traffic are independent of each other. If required, devices using these protocols can be isolated using VSANs. The Cisco SAN-OS FICON feature supports high-availability, scalability, and SAN extension technologies including VSANs, IVR, FCIP, and PortChannels.


Note Note: When you create a mixed environment, place all FICON devices in one VSAN (other than the default VSAN) and segregate the FCP switch ports in a separate VSAN (other than the default VSAN). This isolation ensures proper communication for all connected devices.

You can implement FICON on the following switches:

  • Any switch in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series.
  • Any switch in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series (including the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch).
  • Cisco MDS 9134 Multilayer Fabric Switch.
  • MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module.

Note Note: The FICON feature is not supported on Cisco MDS 9120, 9124 or 9140 switches, the 32-port Fibre Channel switching module, Cisco Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem or Cisco Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter.

Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family configuration guides for details about configuring FICON at one of the following websites:

FICON Port Numbering

With reference to the FICON feature, ports in Cisco MDS switches are identified by a statically defined 8-bit value known as the port number. A maximum of 255 port numbers are available. You can use the following port numbering schemes:

  • Default port numbers based on the chassis type
  • Reserved port numbers

The following guidelines apply to FICON port numbers:

  • Supervisor modules do not have port number assignments.
  • Chassis-wide unique port numbers should be reserved for trunking expansion (TE) ports since TE ports appear in multiple VSANs.
  • Each PortChannel must be explicitly associated with a FICON port number.
  • For individual ports in a PortChannel, the configuration of the port corresponding to the PortChannel is applied and not that of the individual port.
  • Each FCIP tunnel must be explicitly associated with a FICON port number. If the port numbers are not assigned for PortChannels or for FCIP tunnels, the associated ports will not come online.

Note Note: When you assign, change, or release a port number, the port goes offline and then back online as a result of the change.

Default FICON Port Numbering Scheme

Default FICON port numbers are assigned by the Cisco MDS SAN-OS software based on the module and the slot in the chassis. The first port in a switch always starts with a zero (0).

Table 16-1 lists the default port number assignments for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of switches and directors

Table 16-1 Default FICON Port Numbering in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Product

Slot Number

Implemented Port Allocation

Unimplemented Ports

Notes

To Ports

To PortChannel/FCIP

Cisco MDS 9200 Series

Slot 1

0 through 31

64 through 89

90 through 253 and port 255

Similar to a switching module.

Slot 2

32 through 63

The first 4, 12, 16, or 24 port numbers are used in a 4-port, 12-port, 16-port, or 24-port module, and the rest remain unused. Extra 16 ports on 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.

Cisco MDS 9222i Series

Slot 1

0 through 31

64 through 89

90 through 253 and port 255

Slot 2

32 through 63

Cisco MDS 9506 Director

Slot 1

0 through 31

128 through 153

154 through 253 and port 255

Slot 2

32 through 63

Slot 3

64 through 95

Slot 4

96 through 127

Supervisor modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 5

None

Slot 6

None

Cisco MDS 9134 Director

Slot 1

0 through 33

34 through 59

60 through 253 and port 255

Cisco MDS 9509 Director

Slot 1

0 through 31

224 through 249

250 through 253 and port 255

The first 4, 12, 16, or 24 port numbers are used in a 4-port, 12-port, 16-port, or 24-port module, and the rest remain unused. Extra 16 ports on 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 2

32 through 63

Slot 3

64 through 95

Slot 4

96 through 127

Slot 5

None

Supervisor modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 6

None

Slot 7

128 through 159

The first 4, 12, 16, or 24 port numbers are used for a 4-port, 12-port,16-port, or 24-port module and the rest remain unused. Extra 16 ports on 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 8

160 through 191

Slot 9

192 through 223

Cisco MDS 9513 Director

Slot 1

0 through 15

224 through 249

250 through 253 and port 255

The first 4, 12 or 16 port numbers are used for a 4-port, 12-port or 16-port model, and the rest remain unused.

Extra ports on 24-port, 32-port, and 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 2

16 through 31

Slot 3

32 through 47

Slot 4

48 through 63

Slot 5

64 through 79

Slot 6

80 through 95

Slot 7

None

Supervisor modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 8

None

Slot 9

96 through 111

The first 4 or 12 port numbers are used for a 4-port or 12-port module, and the rest remain unused. Extra ports on 24-port, 32-port, and 48-port modules are not allocated port numbers.

Slot 10

112through 127

Slot 11

128 through 143

Slot 12

144 through 159

Slot 13

160 through 175

Reserved FICON Port Numbering Scheme

FICON Configuration Files

CUP In-Band Management

Fabric Binding

FICON Configuration Requirements

Initial Troubleshooting Checklist

Common Troubleshooting Tools in Fabric Manager or Device Manager

Common Troubleshooting Commands in the CLI

Port Swapping

Swapping Ports

FICON Issues

Cannot Enable FICON

Switch ISL Isolated

Fabric Manager or Device Manager Cannot Configure FICON

Mainframe Cannot Configure FICON

Cannot Enable FICON Port

Cannot Configure FCIP or PortChannel for FICON

FCIP fails for FICON

FICON Tape Acceleration Not Working

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