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Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

  • 1.  Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

    Posted 10-22-2019 09:00 AM

    The FC Port on Storage Array is connected to an FC port of Brocade 8000, the Ethernet port in the same switch is later connected to CNA port on the Host, is it a supported scenario ????



  • 2.  RE: Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

    Posted 10-22-2019 10:15 AM
    Edited by Antonio Bongiorno 10-22-2019 10:15 AM
    Yes, see Figure below.

    Brocade 8000 Switch in an Ethernet environment.


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  • 3.  RE: Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

    Posted 10-22-2019 12:12 PM
    Thanks so much for the response :)
    But, if I were to zone the Initiator and Target, does the traditional zoning with WWN do or is there a different strategy here...


  • 4.  RE: Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

    Posted 10-22-2019 12:30 PM
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    The Brocade 8000 is many years end of Life and end of Support.

    see attached Chapter 9 FCoE-Setup-Configuration.

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  • 5.  RE: Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

    Posted 10-23-2019 02:49 AM
    @Manoj singh  This won't work with iSCSI initiators.  As in Antonios figure, you'd need ​FCoE Initiators / CNAs and an iSCSI target.   For iSCSI Initiators to a FC Target, you'd need an iSCSI Gateway (Brocades product name was BiG) that Brocade EOLd  decades ago.

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  • 6.  RE: Target is FC and Initiator is an ISCSI

    Posted 10-23-2019 11:08 AM
    Thanks so much Experts..