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Aminbaik88
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what the right solutiion in my case

Hello,

i have 3 servers dl308 with fiber dual fiber card with trancsevier 16gx2 for each server.

i am working with ms hyper-v i want to get msa 2040 to store all vhd files on the new msa.

do i have to get two switch or one ? 

thanks.

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Torsten.
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

Since this MSA can have up to 4 FC ports per controller, you can connect your servers directly, like

server1 to A1 and B1, server2 to A2 and B2 ...


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Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

i could have more server latter .

in this case i should have two switches or one with vlans also i want t have a fast performance for vhd files?

thanks.

 

Torsten.
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

We talk about fibre channel, not ethernet, right?

If you have more than 4 servers, you need a fibre channel switch, better 2 for redundancy, e.g. HPE B-series SAN switch.


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Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

Hello,

thanks for your replay, yes we talk about fiber channel 

so the network will be 

server 1                               server 2                         server3                  server4                   server 5

|vlan1 |vlan2                 |vlan1 |vlan2                   |vlan1 |vlan2             |vlan1 |vlan2               |vlan1 |vlan2

 

Switch 

||vlan1      || Vlan2        

||Vlan1     ||Vlan2  

San 

| = 16 gb interface on server or switch or san

|| = dual 16 gb interface 

 

 

right ?

for two switch the vlan 2 wiil be on switch2 right ?

Torsten.
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

unless you use FCoE somewhere, you build with fibre channel a SAN, not a LAN or VLAN.


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Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

sorry i didnt understand it's my first time working with hpe san solutions.

Torsten.
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

There is no VLAN in a fibre channel SAN.

This is not specific to HPE.

You will build 2 SAN fabrics, each consisting of a fibre channel SAN switch, where you connect one port of each server to each switch and each controller of the MSA to each switch.

 

Example:

GUID-7140340A-FC32-47E5-B07D-226AAC9CF39A-output_low


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Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

Hello,

there is no lan i want to get a hight performace when connecting to server.

thanks.

Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

in this case:

Switch 1 Connect to switch 2 on port 1 

Switch 1 Connect to switch 2 on port 2

server 1 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1 on port 3

server 2 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 4

server 3 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 5

server 4 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 6 

server 5 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 7

server 1 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 3  

server 2 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 4 

server 3 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 5

server 4 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 6 

server 5  fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 7  

San Fiber 1 Connect To Switch 1 port 8 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 2 Connect To Switch 1 port 9 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 3 Connect To Switch 1 port 10 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 4 Connect To Switch 1 port 11 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 1 Connect To Switch 2 port 8 "Controller 2"

San Fiber 2 Connect To Switch 2 port 9 "Controller 2"

San Fiber 3 Connect To Switch 2 port 10 "Controller 2"

San Fiber 4 Connect To Switch 2port 11 "Controller 2"

i want to get a hight performance for VM Access and Writing becuse i have mssql server with hight transctions

right ?

Thanks

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Torsten.
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

>>

Switch 1 Connect to switch 2 on port 1 

Switch 1 Connect to switch 2 on port 2

 

No, there is no connection between the switches.


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Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

so it will be : 

server 1 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1 on port 3

server 2 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 4

server 3 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 5

server 4 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 6 

server 5 fiber channel 1 will connect to switch 1  on port 7

server 1 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 3  

server 2 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 4 

server 3 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 5

server 4 fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 6 

server 5  fiber channel 2 will connect to switch 2 on port 7  

San Fiber 1 Connect To Switch 1 port 8 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 2 Connect To Switch 1 port 9 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 3 Connect To Switch 1 port 10 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 4 Connect To Switch 1 port 11 "Controller 1"

San Fiber 1 Connect To Switch 2 port 8 "Controller 2"

San Fiber 2 Connect To Switch 2 port 9 "Controller 2"

San Fiber 3 Connect To Switch 2 port 10 "Controller 2"

San Fiber 4 Connect To Switch 2port 11 "Controller 2"

can i connect other san storage to same switch ? no replication between them and make some server acccess to it ?

thanks.

Torsten.
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

You can connect any SAN equipment to the switch.

You will use zoning on the switch and LUN presentation on the array to "isolate" the members of the SAN.


Hope this helps!
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Aminbaik88
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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

in this case the performance will be hight ?

the part number requied is:

Storagex1 : hp 2040 k2r79a 

Server Cardx5: HPE SN1000q 16gb 2p FC HBA

Switchx2 : 

HPE SN6000B 16Gb 48-port/48-port Active Power Pack+ Fibre Channel Switch

QR481B

Cable:x18 HPE OM3 2-fiber LC to LC multimode 1-meter fiber optic cable

transcevierx42: 

HPE B-series 16Gb LW 25km FC SFP 1-pack Transceiver or 

HPE B-series 16Gb SFP+ Short Wave Transceiver

QK724A

is it right 

thanks.