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add redeuntant switch to MSA1000

 
easynet
Advisor

add redeuntant switch to MSA1000

hi, we have a MSA1000 with reduntant controller but 1 only 2/8 internal fiber switch. now we have a second 288247-B21, ad wonna create a full reduntant enviroment. my question is: the reduntant switch will be indipendent from first one ? it have un management IP ad logn/password separately ? is there a procedure to add a reduntant internal switch ?
thanx
Luigi
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: add redeuntant switch to MSA1000

Those switches are completely independent from each other and they should not be linked together.
Redundancy on the MSA1000 is achieved by:

- using two controller modules

- two switches (or two I/O modules with external switches)

- servers with two Fibre Channel ports
-- two single-port adapters or
-- one dual-port adapter

- multipath software in the operating system to
handle redundant and failed paths
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easynet
Advisor

Re: add redeuntant switch to MSA1000

ok thanx

so can i insert it without causing problems to the active one, then configure it in zonig and ip to align them ?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: add redeuntant switch to MSA1000

Yes, the switch is only connected to its corresponding MSA controller module on the front of the base unit.
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Antonio_137
Frequent Advisor

Re: add redeuntant switch to MSA1000

Hello Uwe,
I have an MSA1000 (active/passive) with two controllers and one switch,I want to add a second switch,the MSA1000 is serving disks to a pair of servers with two fiber channel connections each,how shall proceed to configure the whole thing so I have full redundancy...??
Right now I have the four fc connections in the original switch and all units are configured in preferred path to controller 1.

Thanks.