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How do I uplink a Brocade 4424 to a McData 4400?

Hello All,
   I need some help in linking up two Brocade 4424 to two McData Sphereon 4400.  The Brocade 4424s are blade modules in a new Dell PowerEdge M1000e.  The McData 4400s are stand alone, and already have two McData 4426 linked to them.  The McData 4400 has firmware  The McData 4416 has firmware  The Brocade 4424 has firmware 5.3.0_emb.
   What do I need to do to prepare the McData 4400?  Is there anything I need to do on the McData 4416?  How do I make backups of all the configurations on all four McData switches?  What do I need to do on the Brocade 4424 to get it to add to the existing Fabric in the McData 4400?

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http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00100962/c00100962.pdf might help but it's for a later version of Brocade firmware than you've got.

 www.computeranddata.com/doc/vendors/mcdata/mcdata_brocade_merging_fabrics.pdf should also help - it's 2005 doc so more likely to match your older firmware. Brocade fabricos had big changes in 6.x
localviAuthor Commented:
   I appreciate the links to PDF's about the two sets of switches.  However, they do not direllty address the questions I asked of how do I do it (steps by steps would be helpful).  I tried to read the manuals and can not understand how I can get my goals accomplished.  I ended up engaging Dell Remote Advisory Service for Storage.

p.s. I will post the steps by steps of how to do it after Dell has walk me through it so someone else can benefit.
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