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Occasional Advisor

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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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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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.

 

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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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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 ?

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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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Re: what the right solutiion in my case

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

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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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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.

Occasional Advisor

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