VSAN and SAN

 
certangle
Regular Advisor

VSAN and SAN

hi

I am new to storage.What is VSAN??it means virtual SAN I know.http://csayantan.wordpress.com/storage/vsan_and_vlan/

I know only that part.But I want to know in brief with some elaborated way.Please explain the concept of VSAN.How Faabric OS detect a VSAN??

kind regards
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: VSAN and SAN

Hey,

VSAN is a Cisco thing.

http://community.brocade.com/message/9965

Says that it may be supported in FOS 6.4 to route between a VSAN and a Virtual Fabric (Brocade thing, similar but not the same). I looked around briefly and couldn't find any information about that.

VSAN is good if you have some SAN islands that you may not want part of a standard fabric a/b setup. On Cisco you would use IVR zoning to route between nodes in different VSANs.
certangle
Regular Advisor

Re: VSAN and SAN

hi

VSAN is also discussed in EMC also.probably they incorporate the idea from Cisco.

VSAN is basically some physically SAN island of different fabric. :-)

kind regards