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raadek
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VC-FC - VMware ESX SAN-boot

Hi all,

Two questions:
1) Did anyone tried booting ESX 3.5 server from SAN when utilising VC-FC modules & QLogic mezzanine?

2) Can VC-FC module be connected directly to a NPIV-enabled storage array (i.e. without any external FC switches)?

Thanks & regards.
Don't panic! [THGTTG]
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Terri Harris
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Re: VC-FC - VMware ESX SAN-boot

1. There are many customers doing BfS (Boot from SAN) with the HP Virtual Connect solution and ESX 3.x

2. The VC-FC module must be connected to a supported SAN switch. It just won't work if connected directly to storage, even if the storage itself is NPIV capable.
raadek
Honored Contributor

Re: VC-FC - VMware ESX SAN-boot

Terri,

Many thanks for your reply!

Regards.
Don't panic! [THGTTG]