01-11-2011 05:49 AM
We have two data centers each with Brocade 4/8 SAN switches installed. Storage and hosts are connected to these SAN switches at each site.
Both sites are connected through Dark fiber, but the dark fiber terminates into Cisco Catalyst 2960g Ethernet switch. Now the question is can we use Catalyst 2960 switch to ISL 4/8 SAN switches installed at Primary and DR using the fiber ports on Cisco 2960 Ethernet switch.
Please find the attached site diagram for details.
11-12-2012 09:31 AM
No. You need Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) if you plan to try and transport FC traffic over Ethernet/IP networks.
Brocade provides solutions for this.
Brocade 7800 Extension Switch: http://www.brocade.com/sites/dotcom/products/all/switches/product-details/7800-extension-switch/index.page
Brocade Backbone FX8-24 Extension Blade http://www.brocade.com/products/all/san-backbone-director-blades/product-details/FX8-24-extension-blade/index.page