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MSA1000 with SAN Switch 2/8

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MSA1000 with SAN Switch 2/8

I have a DL380 G4 Packaged cluster w/ MSA1000.

Windows 2003 Server Enterprise SP1 has been installed on both DL380's.

The MSA setup guide details that the IP Address needs to be changed on the SAN Switch from default. My question is do I need to do this as I wasn't intending on plugging the SAN Switch into my network. I was going to have each DL380 connected to the MSA via one Fibre Channel card.

Is there a necessity to have the SAN Switch plugged into my network?
Steven Clementi
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Re: MSA1000 with SAN Switch 2/8


The network port is only needed for management of the SAN Switch. If you are only connecting the 2 380's to the MSA and NOT connecting the MSA up to a bigger SAN already in place, then you really do not need to do anything on the SAN Switch, in which case... the NIC does NOT need to be plugged in.

If you ever connect up more servers or connect to another SAN, you may have the need to configure zoning on the switch.

No necessity to have the NIC plugged in unless you want to learn more about how the Switch works by checking out the Web GUI and/or Telnetting into it.

Steven Clementi
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