Re: DAS using FC? (333 Views)
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Geeko
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DAS using FC?

Hi all

 

May a silly question...

 

Is there a way to connect a BladeServer with FC HBA and FC Brocade Switches to an "standalone" FC Enclosure without any EVA/MSA Controller. I just need single Disks on a single BladeServer using FC. could this konfig work with MSA20 Enclosures?

 

Cheers

 

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Torsten.
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Re: DAS using FC?

Because the MSA20 is SCSI, you cannot connect it to a blade.

 

But how about a storage blade (blade with disks only)?


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Prakash Singh_1
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Re: DAS using FC?

Yes Torsten is right.

 

You would need an enclosure which has a controller with FC ports so that they get FC addressing and the SAN switch identifies the target properly eg: EVA4400 connected to P7000 blade enclosure.

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Re: DAS using FC?

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yes, but i have to reuse a lot of LFF FATA Disks. I need just a FC attached Enclosure, without any EVA vDISK or DG Features. I like using every single Disks in the Enclosure without another Layer between... like a regular SCSI enclosure.

 

and when i skip the FC Switch using an FC PassTrough Adapter, direct from HBA to FC Enclosure?

 

 

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Torsten.
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Re: DAS using FC?

All the FC stand alone chassis I'm aware off are using FC disks, not SCSI. I don't see any way to achive this.

 

But how about this:

 

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/3709945-3709945-3710114-3722820-3722776-4304942.html?d...

 

or any NAS system?


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