09-02-2008 03:01 AM
Many thanks for you help on this, & I'm sorry if I am causing you a headache.:(
I cleared the information I had on the switches, and started again. I have attached a shot of the cfgshow, if you could take a look, I have probably got it wrong again
09-02-2008 06:19 AM
Just so I understand your answer correctly...you are saying that "trunking" does not make sense on the 200E switch? If trunking doesn't make sense on a 200E, could you elaborate or expand your answer?
If I were to purchase 2 more switches, what is Brocade stance on the recommended configuration? Trunk SW1 and SW3, SW2 and SW4?
Trunk SW1 to SW3 and SW4, and Trunk SW2 to SW3 and SW4?
09-02-2008 07:51 AM
--->>>.......I have probably got it wrong again...
Correct ,but not Problem.;)
Exact as Follow:
alias: HBA1 1,0;
alias: HBA2 2,0
alias: Arr_Port_0 1,1
alias: Arr_Port_1 2,1
09-02-2008 11:27 AM
I didn't know that there was a difference between ISL and ISL Trunking. I thought those words were synanomous with one another. But if I had to guess, ISL Trunking allows for aggregation of bandwidth while ISL doesn't.
ISL Trunking cost money.
If we are using the wrong terminalogy in our questions, please point it out. All we're trying to do is expand our Brocade knowledge in this forum.
09-02-2008 11:57 PM
--->>>...ISL Trunking allows for aggregation of bandwidth while ISL doesn't.
Is correct, and i mean does not make sense to use Trunking in a small Fabric.
Usually is Trunk in a Large Fabric with Core/Edge topology, for higher Bandwidth, and i dont think that you need in their small fabric with 200 switches a Trunk for Higher bandwidth.
In a old threads you spoken from replace the 200 with 5000, i am sure that make here more sense to replace the 200 with the New 5100 switch , as follow reason:
The 5100, are 8GB capable... integrated routing... last generaton switch ( for next FabOS generation ) ... and much more.
This is the correct upgrade you need.
09-03-2008 12:53 AM
I have re-done the config, as per your guide, Looking at the config. I guess that I would create a config and then create as many zones as I need, Can you add the array port to more than one zone ? As you may have more than one server looking at the same storage on the array ?
09-05-2008 01:08 AM
I think the config works, I have tested it by failing one of the fabrics and the data is still copied, I also did a test where I failed one switch in each fabric i.e Fabric_A switch 1 and Fabric_B switch 2, the limitation to this is that you will lose one server depending one which switch/s are failed, but this type of failure is highly unlikely. and down to the limitations on the server, in my case only one HBA with 2 ports, to get around this I would need another HBA with 2 ports, but we don't have an endless amount of money.
When you fail just a fabric either A or B the servers still have access to the array.
I have attached the cfgshow, could you have a look, as your input is appreciated