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B300 switch redundancy !!

  • 1.  B300 switch redundancy !!

    Posted 10-23-2015 10:37 AM

    Hi All,

     

    I currently have a very basic fibre infrastructure consisting of:

    • 2 B300 switches (SW1, SW2)
    • 1 SAN, dual controller, giving total 4 ports
    • 4 Servers, each with dual FC cards
    • Each server and SAN will be connected through SAN switches.

    Please let me know what are the ways/settings to create redundancy between 2 of my B300 switches !! or any document available for this activity !!


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  • 2.  Re: B300 switch redundancy !!

    Posted 10-23-2015 11:54 AM

    the best practice is as Dual Fabric, and since you have only TWO FC Switches, I would suggest to leave each Switch as Standalone, and distribute the Server HBA and Storage to both Switches.


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  • 3.  Re: B300 switch redundancy !!

    Posted 10-23-2015 04:02 PM

    Thanks for the reply TechHelp24, So I dont need to go for zoning in single switch !!! & can I have any connectivity guide for making server storage connections through B300 switch !!!  


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  • 4.  Re: B300 switch redundancy !!

    Posted 10-24-2015 09:07 AM

    You should still use zoning. Best practice would be a single initiator zoning. Depending on what you want to connect, additional rules might apply.


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