03-11-2011 06:57 AM
I am having a problem..
My senario is like this : I got x3650 M3 servers with VMWare ESX 4.1 installed. I wanted to connect this server with my EMC CX4 120 (Clarrion) - NS120 (its unified storage) - through direct Fiber Cable. I am using 2 FC HBA Cards in my server (415) and I have installed latest FC HBA Drivers (brocade_driver_esx4x_v2-3-0-2.tar) in VM Server. But its not detecting in the Storage side (Navisphere).. some of the blogs pointed out that you need to use a SAN switch in between... is it correct..? Can anybody help me ?
Is there any new drivers available or any setting required to be done ?
thanks in advance
03-11-2011 02:15 PM
As of today, you will need to have a SAN switch in between your host x3650 M3 servers via Brocade BR-415 and the EMC CX4 array. The direct connect will be supported by Brocade HBA in the next driver releases v3.1.
Hope this helps.
03-11-2011 08:48 PM
We have not yet announced a GA date. Please provide me your contact e-mail and I will let you know on a date as soon as it is publicly available. Please contact me directly for more details and I would be more than happy to assist you with the HBA's configuration.
03-15-2011 03:30 AM
I have read the relase notes of the HBA driver package 22.214.171.124 and found on page 10 following:
1. Brocade HBAs support a direct-attach configuration to storage in Point-to-Point (P2P) mode only (not in Arbitrated Loop mode).
So I assume that it should work if both sides are configured in P2P mode.
This was supported also in version 126.96.36.199.
Please mark the thread if it works with the suggested settings and driver combination.
I hope this helps,
03-15-2011 05:39 AM
Actually I also gone through the doc.. but for VM the driver version is 188.8.131.52 only, which we have tested and not suppoting DAS. (Page 9 last two lines).
yes 184.108.40.206 for Suse & Rhel is there..
thanks for the updates.