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7800 as Fabric Switch

  • 1.  7800 as Fabric Switch

    Posted 03-04-2015 01:43 AM

    Hi Guys

     

    Normally Brocade 7800 is used as FCIP but I would like to use it as a fabric switch between HP C7000 Blade Enclosure and storage arrays.

     

    I would like to connect few ports on Brocade Blade switch directly to storage array and have few ports connected to Brocade 7800 as NPIV. ---------- Is this possible ?

     

    Many Thanks in advance

     

    Sreekanth Adari


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  • 2.  Re: 7800 as Fabric Switch

    Posted 03-04-2015 02:11 AM

    Hi,

     

    the 16 FC Port in 7800 are Universal Port, and can be set / used as Standard E and F Port properly.


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  • 3.  Re: 7800 as Fabric Switch

    Posted 03-04-2015 02:24 AM

    Thank you

     

    From Brocade Blade switch, I would like to have few ports connected directly to Array and few to 7800 as NPIV, is that possible ?


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  • 4.  Re: 7800 as Fabric Switch

    Posted 03-04-2015 08:28 AM

    Yes this work, however as fair as I remember, the First Quad Port Group "Port 0-3" when the port was changend from EX_Port to E_Port, NPIV with some FOS was not supported.

     

    I believe this Restriction as be Solved / Removed in FOS 7.x


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