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Virtual Connect Fibre Channel - 2 Fabrics

Occasional Advisor

Virtual Connect Fibre Channel - 2 Fabrics

Hi all,

we have a c7000 with two VC Fibre Channel Modules. I want to connect three VC-Ports of each Module to a c-series mds switch (production san) and one port of each vc module to a b-series 4/16 switch for backup.
only one blade server (bl460) needs access to the backup san. is this configuration supportet ? Thanks !!
Mark Wibaux
Trusted Contributor

Re: Virtual Connect Fibre Channel - 2 Fabrics

You can certainly create multiple Fabrics within the VC-FC environment as long as each Fabric is using different external ports (which is what you describe you want to do).
Note that a single port on the HBA of a Blade server can only belong to one of the VC-FC fabrics.