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I want to know what all do we need to connect to an MSA1000 SAN

 
Raghavendra J
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I want to know what all do we need to connect to an MSA1000 SAN

iam having two rp 3440 servers...these servers are in cluster mode... i want these two servers to be on SAN...so what all do we need to by...for example do we need to buy seperate ports for this...somewhere i heard that HBA...what is this why its required...

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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: I want to know what all do we need to connect to an MSA1000 SAN

The MSA1000 is a Fibre Channel storage array, so yes, you need a Fibre Channel adapter in each of your servers.

Why is it required? Because you need a device that 'knows' how to operate on a Fibre Channel network. It is similar to a NIC (network interface card) that knows how to operate on an Ethernet, just that you have different protocols.
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