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3PAR and Virtual Connect Direct Attached c7000

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3PAR and Virtual Connect Direct Attached c7000

Have a 7400 from a lab (on current OS) and also are getting a old c7000 blade enclosure (for free) to use for testing purpose. This isnt our first 3PAR as we have a 8200 that is SAN Fabric attached but will be our first time having a c-class bladesystem. The enclosure doesnt have SAN switches instead we plan on using its Virtual Connect FC Direct Attach fabric that the c7000 will be coming with. Im not very verse on virtual connect direct attached fabric yet alone a c-class blade system. What i found on spock is that direct attached should be compatible but im not really sure how VC Direct attached "flat-san" actually works. What i found online was a cook book as well as a walkthrough from 2012 but wanted some clarrifications since im use to SAN fabric connections.

So does the zoning pretty much get cut out of the equation since its "VC direct connect"? To create a host In SSMC, all id have to do once they 3PAR is connected to the enclosure is to add the paths corresponding to a blade HBAs?


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Re: 3PAR and Virtual Connect Direct Attached c7000


Direct attach of 3PAR is only supported with FlexFabric modules.

No need for zoning all you need is to create HBA's in the server profile.

and connect 1 port from each controller to every flaexfabric module.