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Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

  • 1.  Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

    Posted 03-31-2018 12:56 AM

    Dear Team,

     

    My client Has  Brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches does both of model support Fiber Channel ?

    We will connect both swith to Cisco UCS FI.

     

     

    Please guide on this.

     

    Regards,

    Sachin Chopade

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  • 2.  Re: Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

    Posted 03-31-2018 02:00 AM

    sachinc@isplpune.com" data-itemmentionkey="e2f2ecf2-fa09-4b57-ad7c-65bc3aa78c1c" biobubblekey="mention4bce14dd-0375-4d23-806f-043ff9c62562" href="https://community.broadcom.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=4bce14dd-0375-4d23-806f-043ff9c62562" data-can-remove="False">@sachinc@isplpune.com

     

    all Brocade FC Switches support Fibre Channel incl. 65xx series


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  • 3.  Re: Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

    Posted 03-31-2018 10:07 AM

    Hello,

     

    although FC is a standard, some vendors interpret the standard differently! So normally you can't connect Brocade and Cisce FC-SANs directly!

     

    I didn't try it with one of the new CISCO Fabric Interconnect switches, but in the past you had only one option: to put the devices of one vendor in a so called "access gateway mode", but loosing some of the native FC features.

    Theoretically there is FC-Routing, which means you connect the different FC-SANs via a FC-Routing capable device. Then the fabrics don't merge, but you can access devices across fabric boundaries. But I don't know if there is a vendor who supports FC-Routing between CISCO and Brocade/Broadcom right now. In any way, you run into a nightmare of version control, firmware interoperability and feature availability/absence. Not to speak about support and supportability.

     

    So if possible, keep to one FC-SAN vendor!

    As you have probably dual redundant fabrics for HA, you could put CISCO FC-SAN devices into one Fabric and Brocade/Broadcom FC-SAN devices into the other fabric. But again, stay homogen and consistent whithin one fabric!


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  • 4.  Re: Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

    Posted 03-31-2018 10:24 AM

    @holger.fitz

     

    you staement is incorrect !!!

     

    he ask follow:

     

    --->>We will connect both swith to Cisco UCS FI.

     

    Brocade support interconnect to Cisco UCS and work fine. I've made a lot such config, latest appr. 8 week ago with newest Gen6 switches.

     

     


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  • 5.  Re: Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

    Posted 03-31-2018 10:29 AM

    Hello Antonio,

     

    as said, I didn't try it recently. So if this works without putting the Brocade devices into "Access Gateway Mode" this is good news.

     

    With best regards

    Holger Fitz


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  • 6.  Re: Does brocade 6505,6510 SAN Switches support Fiber Channel.

    Posted 04-02-2018 11:22 PM

    Hi,

     

    the Cicso Fabric Interconnects will connect to the switches as an NPIV device, like previously mentioned comparable to an Access Gateway.

     

    TL


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