SilkWorm200E config

Introduction

SilkWorm200e This documents my work configuring a pair of HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switches from an initial factory cleared config for use in a test fabric environment. These are labelled HP, but are made by Brocade and have rather old firmware.

HP name Brocade name Latest supported firmware
HP StorageWorks 4/8 SilkWorm200E 6.2.x
switch:admin> chassisname
SilkWorm200E
switch:admin> firmwareshow
Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions 
------------------------------------------
FOS      v5.1.0
         v5.1.0
switch:admin>
switch:admin> switchname
switch
switch:admin> switchname fcsw1-1
Committing configuration...
Done.
switch:admin>

This will require a reboot to become effective.

switch:admin> ipaddrset
Ethernet IP Address [192.168.0.10]:192.168.1.73
Ethernet Subnetmask [255.255.255.0]:
Fibre Channel IP Address [none]:
Fibre Channel Subnetmask [none]:
Gateway IP Address [192.168.0.1]:192.168.1.1
DHCP [Off]:
IP address is being changed...Done.
switch:admin> 2013/03/27-23:33:43, [IPAD-1000], 12,, INFO, SilkWorm200E, SW/0 Ether/0 IPv4 manual 192.168.1.73/24 DHCP Off
2013/03/27-23:33:43, [IPAD-1001], 13,, INFO, SilkWorm200E, CP/0 IPv4 manual 192.168.1.1 DHCP Off
2013/03/27-23:33:48, [WEBD-1007], 14,, INFO, fcsw1-1, HTTP server will be restarted due to change of IP Address

switch:admin>

switch:admin> dnsconfig

Enter option
1 Display Domain Name Service (DNS) configuration
2 Set DNS configuration
3 Remove DNS configuration
4 Quit
Select an item: (1..4) [4] 1
Select an item: (1..4) [4] 2

Enter Domain Name: [] rainsbrook.pri  
Enter Name Server IP address in dot/colon notation: [192.168.1.1] 
Enter Name Server IP address in dot/colon notation: [] 
DNS parameters saved successfully

Enter option
1 Display Domain Name Service (DNS) configuration
2 Set DNS configuration
3 Remove DNS configuration
4 Quit
Select an item: (1..4) [4] 1

         Domain Name Server Configuration Information 
         ____________________________________________ 

         Domain Name            = rainsbrook.pri
         Name Server IP Address = 192.168.1.1
         Name Server IP Address = 

Enter option
1 Display Domain Name Service (DNS) configuration
2 Set DNS configuration
3 Remove DNS configuration
4 Quit
switch:admin> timeout
Current IDLE Timeout is 10 minutes
switch:admin> timeout 60
IDLE Timeout Changed to 60 minutes
The modified IDLE Timeout will be in effect after NEXT login
switch:admin>

Note:- One confusing think is that you have to enter the path to your FOS code like this ./v4.4.1/release.plist

You will not find the release.plist file in folder v.4.4.1!

The command will redirect to the correct sub folder where the release.plist is in.

This give you the comfort to have a single image and the same command for all updates for all switch types.

The code from above is just an EXAMPLE. This 3800 is quite old and I can't remember the latest supported FOS code.

You can check this if you run the command “switchshow” on the switch and check the line “switchType: xx.y”

This is the Brocade internal switch type. If you check your FOS code on your FTP server you should find a folder named like this “SWBDxx”.

If not than this code is not supported for your switch. Download an older FOS code.


rb/brocade200e.txt · Last modified: 10/10/2013 15:21 (external edit)