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San Switch 2/8V and 2/8 EL

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San Switch 2/8V and 2/8 EL

I would like to know the differences between the 2 SAN switches. I have a 2/8V connected in my EVA5000 and would like to know if the 2/8EL is compatible.
James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: San Switch 2/8V and 2/8 EL

Licensing for features is probably different and - without seeing them - the EL might have less redundancy, like 1 pwr supply.
the 2/8v is able to join larger fabrics although additional license may be required.

the 2/8EL is restricted from joining a fabric larger than 3 existing switches.

both of these switches are limited to older Fabric OS's.