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Registered: ‎05-18-2013

7800 as Fabric Switch

Hi Guys

 

Normally Brocade 7800 is used as FCIP but I would like to use it as a fabric switch between HP C7000 Blade Enclosure and storage arrays.

 

I would like to connect few ports on Brocade Blade switch directly to storage array and have few ports connected to Brocade 7800 as NPIV. ---------- Is this possible ?

 

Many Thanks in advance

 

Sreekanth Adari

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Re: 7800 as Fabric Switch

Hi,

 

the 16 FC Port in 7800 are Universal Port, and can be set / used as Standard E and F Port properly.

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Re: 7800 as Fabric Switch

Thank you

 

From Brocade Blade switch, I would like to have few ports connected directly to Array and few to 7800 as NPIV, is that possible ?

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Re: 7800 as Fabric Switch

Yes this work, however as fair as I remember, the First Quad Port Group "Port 0-3" when the port was changend from EX_Port to E_Port, NPIV with some FOS was not supported.

 

I believe this Restriction as be Solved / Removed in FOS 7.x

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