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Support for (2) SAN Fabrics on a pair of VC FlexFabric modules

chuckk281
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Support for (2) SAN Fabrics on a pair of VC FlexFabric modules

Dale had a customer question:

 

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I received this inquiry from a customer that wants to host (2) agencies with separate SAN fabrics on a single pair and staying autonomous with each other.

The 1st question has to do with the support (2) separate SAN fabrics on a single FlexFabric pair, which I believe should be supported? 

The 2nd question has to do with the separate Virtual Connect profiles being able to address either SAN A or SAN B and not having to worry about bridging the SAN fabrics in any way, which I also believe should be supported?

 

Any comments would be appreciated.

 

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Info from Holger:

 

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  1. Yes it is possible to configure 4 different fabrics to 1 pair of VC FF Modules

 

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2. In the network area there are “Network Access Groups”possible, which are not for SAN.

So you have to keep in mind which server profile gets access to which SAN Fabric / LUN.

But in general the HBA talks to the storage controller directly, so no SAN bridging will occur from one SAN fabric to the other via the server HBA.

 

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