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San switch and DAF

 
oceanografico
Occasional Advisor

San switch and DAF

Hi all!

 

I will receive these items:

  • HP DL160G6 E5506 1P 4GB Entry EU Svr
  • HP 8/8 (8)-ports Enabled SAN Switch AM867A
  • HP StorageWorks MSL2024 1 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 (BL542A)
  • 2 LC/LC optic wires

 

Im almost sure that i can connect the server and the library directly without the switch.

 

two questions:

¿Can i use the LC/LC wire or need a "cross" wire?

¿Can i use the san switch as a tcp/ip network switch to connect our lan to the next building lan?

 

Thx in advance!!!

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: San switch and DAF

Hi!

1) Yes you can connect server and library directly. If your DL160G6 has a FC HBA installed. There are no 'cross-wires' when it comes to fibre optics. You may need SFPs but probably not when direct connecting these two devices.
2) No, the 8/8 is a Brocade SAN switch that only does Fibre Channel.
Greybeard
Esteemed Contributor

Re: San switch and DAF

kudos for your patience Johan.
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: San switch and DAF

Thanks, I think I'm addicted to the forum :p