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Direct link of Virtual Connect Fibre Channel uplinks to a SAN array

chuckk281
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Direct link of Virtual Connect Fibre Channel uplinks to a SAN array

Steve askeed the famous Fibre Channel switch question;

 

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All,

 

One question the customer has is concerning point-to-point connectivity.  Blade Virtual Connect -FC 8GB 24 port---> a SorageWorks P9500 SAN array bypassing the SAN switch.  Is this possible and/or supported?  Thanks.

 

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Dave replied:

 

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No, VC-FC must connect to a SAN switch capable of NPIV. It is required whether using independent VC-FC modules or FlexFabric FCoE modules.

 

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Link to the SAN array: HP StorageWorks P9500 Disk Array