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How to Assign Support IP Address

 
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abraham31
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How to Assign Support IP Address

implementing CS260. guide to assigning support IP address

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rfenton4
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Re: how to assign support IP address

Hey Abraham,

When you use the Windows Toolkit or CLI to install the array - you will be prompted for the management IP address and the IP address for each controller (A and B).   Obviously both should be on a routable VLAN

Let us know if you have any more queries


Cheers
Rich

abraham31
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Re: how to assign support IP address

thanks Rich. Problem sorted

Kind regards

Abraham George Parel

rfenton4
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Re: how to assign support IP address

Great stuff

abraham31
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Re: How to Assign Support IP Address

Hi Rich

kindly could you let me know if Nimble can work with Brocade VDX 6730 - switch - 16 ports - managed - rack-mountable. we have proposed a CS220G

Kind regards

Abraham George Parel – CEO

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rfenton4
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Re: How to Assign Support IP Address

Hey Abraham,

We don't specifically have a support matrix for IP switches (unlike Fibre Channel where compatibility matrixes are essential).

We do specify some guidelines when selecting a switch.  That is available on the Networking Best Practices document which is available off InfoSight.

http://www.nimblestorage.com/docs/downloads/bpg_nimble_storage_networking.pdf

Generally though - you should look for these qualities in your switch:

  • Non blocking backplane (ie, 16 ports at 1GbE Full duplex will be a back place support of 32Gigabits per second)
  • Support for Flow Control (802.3x)
  • Buffers per port (a minimum of 512K buffers per port)
  • Support for Jumbo Frames
  • Ability to Disable Unicast Storm Control

I personally haven't had too much experience with Brocade IP switches (that shouldn't be read a good or a bad thing!!) - hopefully someone can chime in on the thread to share their experience.  I have seen some internal chat we've had on them and they seem good switches (just ensure you have an appropriate number of ports licenses and use brocade cables - which based on my experience would good advice to apply to HP and Cisco too !!).

Hope this helps

Rich