Cisco Nexus MDS storage switches are not connecting to each other on the fiber channel interfaces in Spectrum

Document ID : KB000057343
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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ISSUE:  Cisco Nexus MDS storage switches are not connecting to each other on the fiber channel interfaces in Spectrum

 

CAUSE:  Spectrum uses the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) and Transparent Bridge tables for the information needed to make these connections. Confirmed with the vendor the CDP and Transparent Bridge tables will not return information for the fiber channel interfaces.

 

RESOLUTION:  Manually create the connections using the "Start Connection" and "Connect With" method.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  For more information on manually creating a connection, please reference the "Create a Resolved Connection" section in the "Modeling and Managing Your IT Infrastructure Administrator Guide" for Spectrum 9.4 and below and the "Create a Resolved Connection" section in the Spectrum 10 document.