SAN Brocade FC switch - Encode Out Errors in porterrshow - How to identify bad SFP or FC Cable or FC device (Doc ID 1016436.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 08, 2016

Applies to:

Brocade 3800 Fabric Switch - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Brocade 12000 Fabric Switch - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Brocade 200E Switch - Version All Versions and later
Brocade 24000 Director - Version All Versions and later
Brocade 48000 Director - Version All Versions and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Encode out errors in porterrshow

Loss of connectivity to a Host, Storage or another Switch can be caused by a faulty SFP or a cable.
The Switch error Log would show an error similar to the following:

2012/05/06-14:30:22, [FW-1424], 5681,, WARNING, SWITCH_1, Switch status changed from HEALTHY to MARGINAL
2012/05/06-14:30:22, [FW-1436], 5682,, WARNING, SWITCH_1, Switch status change contributing factor Marginal ports: 1 marginal ports. (Port(s) x )

Cause

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