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CX311 Switch Module V100R001C00 User Guide 22

This document describes the CX311 10GE / FCoE converged switch module of the Tecal E9000 server in terms of its features, installation, removal, and configuration.
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Configuring the Work Mode

Configuring the Work Mode


Configure the FCoE gateway work mode.

FCoE gateway supports two work modes: Full Fabric (default) and Transparent. Table 4-12 describes the mapping between the FCoE gateway work modes and the devices to be connected.

Table 4-12 Mapping between the FCoE gateway work modes and the devices to be connected

Device To Be Connected


FCoE Gateway Work Mode

Storage device


Full Fabric

QLogic Fibre Channel (FC) switch

  • QLogic 3000
  • QLogic 5000
  • QLogic 9000

Full Fabric

Cisco FC switch

  • MDS series:
    • MDS9100
    • MDS9500
  • Nexus series:
    • Nexus 5000
    • Nexus 7000


Brocade switch

  • FC switch:
    • Brocade 300
    • Brocade 5000
    • Brocade 7500
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switch:
    • Brocade 6700
    • Brocade 8000



  1. Log in to the FCoE gateway CLI.
  2. Enter the configuration mode.

    FCoE_GW: admin> admin start 
    FCoE_GW (admin): admin> config edit

  3. Configure the work mode.

    FCoE_GW (admin-config): admin>set config switch 
     A list of attributes with formatting and current values will follow. 
      Enter a new value or simply press the ENTER key to accept the current value. 
      If you wish to terminate this process before reaching the end of the list 
      press 'q' or 'Q' and the ENTER key to do so. 
      TransparentMode       (True / False)                         [False         ]  
      true        //Type true or false, and press Enter. 
      AdminState            (1=Online, 2=Offline, 3=Diagnostics) [Online        ] 
        //Press Enter. 
      SymbolicName        (string, max=32 chars)                 [FCoE_GW       ] 
        //Press Enter. 
      ConfigDescription     (string, max=64 chars)                 [Default Config] 
        //Press Enter. 
      Finished configuring attributes. 
      This configuration must be saved (see config save command) and 
      activated (see config activate command) before it can take effect. 
      To discard this configuration use the config cancel command. 
    FCoE_GW (admin-config): admin>
    • If the value of TransparentMode is true, the work mode is Transparent.
    • If the value of TransparentMode is false, the work mode is Full Fabric.

  4. Save the configuration.

    FCoE_GW (admin-config): admin> config save 
      The config named default has been saved. 
    FCoE_GW (admin): admin> 

  5. Activate the configuration.


    After the FCoE gateway work mode is changed and activated, the factory configurations of the new work mode take effect and certain configurations (such as VLAN configuration) of the original work mode are lost.

    After the configuration is activated, the FCoE gateway restarts.

    FCoE_GW (admin): admin> config activate
      The currently active configuration will be activated.
      Please confirm (y/n): [n] y
    FCoE_GW (admin): admin>

Updated: 2018-09-20

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