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BROCADE FABRIC settings and 6180 Storage Array (Doc ID 1991736.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2019

Applies to:

Brocade 7500E SAN Extension Switch - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Loss of access to 6180 storage array luns and path errors, which based on standard evaluation would indicate storage side or hardware fault when the issue is a incorrect setting on one or more Brocade switches.


 Switch side

Increase in port error show counters against storage array ports not server side connection.

Increase in  enc out,  link fail, loss sig


Server side

message file will contain



This issue can appear when a switch is replaced or is not configured correctly. 

Older firmware versions (FOS 6.4.0 and below) had a default of 500 for Edge Hold Time, this was changed in later firmware releases to 220



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