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Attach enclosure to switch

  • 1.  Attach enclosure to switch

    Posted 10-21-2016 12:43 AM



    When I direct attach a storage enclosure to my HBA I see FC-disks, FATA disks and the enclosure controller.

    When I attach the enclosure to a san switch I only see the FC-disks as public on the L-port.


    My question: Is it possible to troubleshoot the login procedure for the enclosure and FATA disks or is there no way to get this working?



    PS: I know I am not on the supported path ;-)


  • 2.  Re: Attach enclosure to switch

    Posted 10-21-2016 03:45 AM

    In concepts, FC-disks work only on fc-al topology. It is by design. And you can not configure it.

    So, if you connect them directly to hba - they make arbitrated loop tipology. In fabric, switch organize fabric loop.

    It's absolutely correct working. But have some architect insufficients in fault tolerance, bandwidth and some else.