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How to enable Dynamic Port on Demand (POD) in Brocade switches

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Applies to

  • All Brocade switch hardware platforms
  • All Brocade Fabric OS firmware platforms

Description

  • Brocade ports require an assigned license for use, which is accomplished through ports on demand (POD) licensing.
  • POD licensing methods:
  • Static - licenses a particular range of ports whether enabled or disabled
  • Dynamic - license a port or ports as they are brought online
  • Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPOD) does not require any predefined ports for assignment.
  • The POD feature automatically assigns POD licenses from a pool of available licenses
  • The following procedure describe how to enable DPOD usage:

 

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