i'm new to fibre channel, please excuse my current lack of knowledge.
I would like a confirmation this:
I'm about to setup a new small hypervior infrastructure with 3 nodes, 2 brocade switches (G610) an 1 SAN.
Please correct me if i'm wrong.
Those 2 brocades will be configured seperataly for redudancy. So they aren't interconnected at all and vSphere or the HBAs will later on manage the multipathing to the LUNs.
My plan is to configure both switches and zones one after another with the EZSwitch tool, so that they work as two seperated fabrics. I've found a lot of info about the different topolgies, such as fully-meshed, loop, aso. But not much about two single switches, which appears to be the most basic redundant form possible. Somewhere someone once told: It is critical that both switch are not connected, true?
many thanks in advance for your help.
--->>>Those 2 brocades will be configured seperataly for redudancy. So they aren't interconnected at all and vSphere or the HBAs will later on manage the multipathing to the LUNs.
--->>>My plan is to configure both switches and zones one after another ...
right, you need simple to create on each switch a config with zone contained target an initiator
but please do that via CLI or simple way from switch webtools itself, is most easy as EZswitch Setup
--->>>....such as fully-meshed, loop...
you can safely ignore mesh or full meshed topology since you have only ONE switch each fabric.
Full mesh topology is very complex and required at least 3 switch in a Fabric, each switch must be connected like a Star each to each other.
See the attached pic for a physical layout example.
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Thanks a lot Jeremy!
I saved them for later.
There's actually an incredible amount of info and documentation regarding fibre channel.
That quite encouraging.