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FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

Not realy clear...

Can I use unified ports on this new switches with NOS 4.1 or not?

Mean, can I directly plugin a FC HBA host to a port?

 

GZ

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

--->>>Mean, can I directly plugin a FC HBA host to a port?

 

No.

 

Brocade 6740 Series not Support native FC HBA

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

Thank you.

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

I would be much appreciated when you valued all the answer.

 

otherwise anyway THX

TechHelp24
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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

Hello,

is that possible with NOS 6.0?

Greetings

Martin

 

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

magi,

 

accordly the Transceivers Matrix - is attached - the VDX-6740 with NOS 5.0, support 8G FC SFP+

I assume this is the same with NOS 6.x 

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

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Hi Antonio,

 

thank you for your quick response.

 

In all documents I read only that I can connect the VDX 6740 to a FC SAN Switch and then a FCoE Initiator can connect to the fibre fabric. But its possible to connect a FC HBA Host and a storage system (eg. a EMC VNXe) directly to the 6740? Is that possible? So I can mix FCoE and native FC?

 

Greetings

Martin

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

Hi Martin,

 

to be honest I'm not sure if you can direct attach Native FC HBA to the Switch.

 

accordly the Release Notes 6.0.1a, FC is supported, but only for E_Port / F_Port

 

I would suggest to open a Call with Brocade or ask yu local Brocade SE.

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Re: FC ports on 6740 / 6740T

Hi Antomio,

thank you. I will do that.

Greetings

Martin

 

 

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