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HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Brocade FCoE Switch Connection

Hello all,

I have been asked with my friend about How to connect HP blade servers that have HP virtual connect flexfabric FCoE modules to existing Brocade SAN fabric. I know that HP VC FlexFabric is Qlogic FCoE module but i don't know whether FlexFabric is a single-hop or multi-hop FCoE device or maybe its only passthru device.

So, my question is How can I connect HP VC FlexFabric FCoE modules to existing Brocade SAN Fabric? Should we use VDX 6730 or maybe just 8000 switches?

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Re: HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Brocade FCoE Switch Connection

--->>>>....How can I connect HP VC FlexFabric FCoE modules to existing Brocade SAN Fabric?

VDX-6730 is more Ethernet Switch with 8x FC 8G Ports.

Brocade 8000 is more FCoE Plattforms with 8x FC 8G Ports.

Honestly, I'm non familiarly with such HP Virtual FCoE Modules, however if any such virtual FCoE Module can be interconnected to Standard FCoE Port, then you can use both VDX-6730 or Brocade 8000.

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Re: HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Brocade FCoE Switch Connection

Okay Thanx TechHelp

May I ask another question, Can we make an ISL between CEE/FCoE port on Brocade 8000? Would be the ISL carry FCoE traffic?

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Re: HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Brocade FCoE Switch Connection


--->>> Can we make an ISL between CEE/FCoE port on Brocade 8000? Would be the ISL carry FCoE traffic?

Sorry can you ask more precise ?

do you mean ISL between two FCoE Switches ?

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Re: HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Brocade FCoE Switch Connection

I mean ISL between Brocade 8000 using CEE ports (not FC port)..

like This topology, is it supported for Brocade 8000?

nb: both of switches are Brocade 8000

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