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Wrong number of ports enabled after applying licenses on BES-53248

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Applies to

Broadcom BES-53248 cluster network switch

Issue

  • Switches have different ports licensed
  • Applying supplied licenses resulted in different port distribution across the switches
  • Unexpected number of ports enabled after installing the switch port license files
  • BES-53248 switches ship with a base config of 16 Ports of 10/25G + 2 Ports of 40/100G
  • When more ports are needed, a transaction key is purchased to add one of the 3 available licenses:
NetApp part number Broadcom Part Number Description
SW-BES-53248A2-8P-2P BES-53248A1-G1-8P-LIC 8 Port 10/25G + 2 Port 40/100G
SW-BES-53248A2-8P-1025G BES-53248A1-G1-8P25-LIC 8 Port 10/25G
SW-BES53248A2-6P-40-100G BES-53248A1-G1-6P100-LIC 6 Port 40/100G
  • Expected port license configuration example:
    • A switch on which the following 2 licenses were needed:
      • SW-BES-53248A2-8P-2P (8 Port 10/25G + 2 Port 40/100G License Key)
      • SW-BES53248A2-6P-40-100G (6 Port 40/100G License Key)
    • The correct number of ports should be 24 ports of 10/25G and 8 ports of 40/100G, as follows:
(switch01) #show license

Reboot needed.................................. No
Number of installed licenses................... 2
Total Downlink Ports enabled................... 24
Total Uplink Ports enabled..................... 8


License Index  License Type              Status
-------------- ------------------------- -----------------------------------
1              Port                      License applied
3              Port                      License applied
  • Unexpected port license configuration example:
    • The switch shows a different number of ports licensed from the expected example above
    • 2 of the SW-BES-53248A2-8P-2P (8 Port 10/25G + 2 Port 40/100G License Key) were applied
(switch02) #show license

Reboot needed.................................. No
Number of installed licenses................... 2
Total Downlink Ports enabled................... 32
Total Uplink Ports enabled..................... 6


License Index  License Type              Status
-------------- ------------------------- -----------------------------------
1              Port                      License applied
2              Port                      License applied

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