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How to set the silkworm 2800

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How to set the silkworm 2800

I wish some technician would help me.
To experiment in the world of SAN with FC I bought two EVA system disk arrays. The AD542B model with the AD624B and AD623B interface.
My HP Z420 workstation has its HBA. If I connect the HBA directly to the cab, I see all the drives and can operate with them without problem.
If I connect the Z420 and AD542B to a Silkworm 2800 Fiber Switch, the Switch sees the workstation but cannot see the AD542B. and in the port where is attached teh ad542B the switch tell port 12 : no_sync
If I replace the Silkworm with the 352FC loop switch the communication is perfect.
My question is:
How should I configure the Silkworm to act the same as the 352FC does?, it is possible?
Thank you very much for the help.
Joaquin (EA3IHP)
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Re: How to set the silkworm 2800

Sounds to me you have not an EVA, but a disk chassis only, right?

It works in loop mode, your switch is probably set to fabric (point to point) connection. Try to set the port in loop mode too.

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Re: How to set the silkworm 2800

Hello Mr. @Torsten. :

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

I bought, from a suspension of payments, an almost complete EVA 8100 system, only four ad542B were missing in the rack, however, there was no disk, it was a ridiculous price (200 $).

The problem is, obviously, that I do not have any license and the controllers are not operational.

I have tried all the possible port configuration options on the Silkworm and in none of the cases can I get him to see the HP Z420.
I have made my own backup system helped by the W2008R2SS, but I am curious to be able to make it work with the Silkworm.

I'll try your advice but I think there must be another solution.
In any case, again, thank you very much.