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Connect 2 storage array to the same san switch fabric

  • 1.  Connect 2 storage array to the same san switch fabric

    Posted 12-02-2019 10:35 AM
    Hi,
    I have a broadcom san switch that is already connected to an IBM storwize storage array, i want to know if there is any problem if i connecte another storage array (hp msa) to the same san switch; to my modest knowledge i don't think it would be a problem but i want confirmation and some recommandation before i got to to this.
    i search the internet but i didn't find topics about this kind of interconnection
    Hope you can help me and thanks in advance.


  • 2.  RE: Connect 2 storage array to the same san switch fabric

    Posted 12-03-2019 01:49 AM
    @s am   You can connect thousands of servers and strorage arrays to a SAN, as many as port you have to a switch, so no issues for your 2nd array.  Just setup zoning from hosts to target ports to be in line with best practices.  ​

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  • 3.  RE: Connect 2 storage array to the same san switch fabric

    Posted 12-03-2019 03:16 AM
    @Thomas Scheld ​​Thanks Thomas for your clarifications.