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MSA1500/MSA20 and point to point

 
Michel CESARI
Occasional Visitor

MSA1500/MSA20 and point to point

Hi

Is it possible to connect 2 servers (linux) to a
msa1500/msa20 in point to point (with out hub or switch) ?

if it is possible what is the reference of the second card (the first is A987a 2GB FC) ?

Thanks
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James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: MSA1500/MSA20 and point to point

Short answer - NO.

The MSA1500 can only employ 2 fc connection modules. Usually these are segmented or assigned to the controller modules, meaning one FCmod to contrl1 and other FCmod to contrl2. If you have 2 controllers and are running the active-active firmware v7.00 you could single connect the linux hosts, to each FC connector mod. Part of your lun configuration for the hosts would be to assign them a MSAcontroller based on which host was connected where. I don't know if this would be support by hp or not.
You should really seek guidance from the published HP SAN Design documentation and review the sections about the MSA1500.
gl jm
Michel CESARI
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA1500/MSA20 and point to point

Thanks you James for the answer
I find HP SAN Guide ....