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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-20-2016

Attach enclosure to switch



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 ;-)

Posts: 66
Registered: ‎12-24-2015

Re: Attach enclosure to switch

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.

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