HPE EVA Storage

Host connections for MSA 2312i and ESX 3.5

 
Richie Hinson
New Member

Host connections for MSA 2312i and ESX 3.5

In looking at the user guide for the 2312i it shows the data connections connecting directly to either 1 or 2 hosts. In my case I have ESX hosts. Is direct connect the only way this will work, or can you go through a network switch rather than directly to the host?
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Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: Host connections for MSA 2312i and ESX 3.5

Hello RIchie,

surely you can attach the MSA and the hosts to a network switch, but direc-connect will also work. Take a look into the user guide, the cabling is a little bit wired, caused by the failover handling of the MSA.

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Richie Hinson
New Member

Re: Host connections for MSA 2312i and ESX 3.5

As my post says I'm looking at the user guide. Both the user and the installation guide only reference direct connecting the 2312i. I'm thinking there has to be some reason for that?