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XEON in SVSP Data Path Module ?

 
ChrisWork
Occasional Contributor

XEON in SVSP Data Path Module ?

Hello!

I had a look at the LSI / HP SVSP product.

I understand that you need two SVSP-Management Servers x86 with FC-HBA and two DPM (Data Path Modules)
http://www.lsi.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/documentation/storage/software/lsi_8400_data_path_modulef.pdf

If you look at the specs you see a XEON 2.8Ghz and 2GB system memory for the DPM.

But why? Does the XEON handels the FC traffic?
And why do I need a management appliance when a XEON on the device is in place?

I fear the the XEON handles the FC traffic and not a ASIC like in FC-Switches.

Please comment.

THX Chris



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Steve Costigan
Occasional Visitor

Re: XEON in SVSP Data Path Module ?

Hi Chris

the Xeon is for programming the ASIC and managing communications with the VSM servers

this is a split path architecture so the control is separated from the normal I/O.



Regards Steve
ChrisWork
Occasional Contributor

Re: XEON in SVSP Data Path Module ?

Thanks for the Details.
mujzeptu
Super Advisor

Re: XEON in SVSP Data Path Module ?

Is XEON required? A Opteron Blade cant handle this?