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HP 3PAR storeserv 7200

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HP 3PAR storeserv 7200

Hello everyone,

     I want to implement a Storage area network solution based on iscsi and FC, so I have an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 2-node Storage Base and 24 rackable servers with ethernet ports only (gigabit ethernet), so in the server side I want to use iscsi initiators (using windows server system) and in storage array side I use FC.

    The problem is that i don't know if a such solution can be implemented, I have read some articles about iscsi gateway and i want know if HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 can be integrated with it.


Dennis Handly
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Re: HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7200 iSCSI hosts

A StoreServ will handle FC or ISCSI hosts.  Not sure how you're going to convert iSCSI to FC, unless you have some magic box?

Sheldon Smith

Re: HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7200 iSCSI hosts

A StoreServ 7200 comes with four FC ports. It also has two PCIe slots - one slot per node. https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04164476
If all (or even most) servers are iSCSI, then it would make more sense to put in a pair of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 2-port 10Gb/sec iSCSI/FCoE Adapters (#QR487A), a 10Gb iSCSI switch (or two for redundancy) and avoid any iSCSI/FC converter.
Are there any servers that would be using FC, if so, what and how many?

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