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Enabling ports in a Cisco MDS 9148 switch

In Cisco MDS 9148 switches, you must manually enable the ports required in a MetroCluster configuration.

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  1. View the port groups available in a Cisco switch: show port-resources module blade_number
  2. License and acquire the required port in a port group by entering the following commands in sequence: config tinterface port_numbershutport-license acquireno shut
    For example, the following command licenses and acquires Port fc 1/45:
    switch# config t
    switch(config)# interface fc 1/45
    switch(config-if)# shut
    switch(config-if)# port-license acquire
    switch(config-if)# no shut
    switch(config-if)# end	
  3. Save the configuration: copy running-config startup-config