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Registered: ‎05-09-2012

HBA support for Direct Connect (Arbitrated-Loop)

Specifically with the Brocade 825, other threads are suggesting that a supposed version 3.1 of the driver will support this and is slated for Summer 2012.

Is this still on schedule or is there a confirmed release date?

The release notes for the current version 3.0.3.0/3.0.4.0 still indicates that there is no support for Direct Connect (Arbitrated-Loop).

http://www.brocade.com/forms/getFile?p=documents/downloads/HBA/Documentation/Brocade_Adapters_v3.0.x.x_Releasenotes_u1.pdf

Any suggestive workarounds?

Required for Direct Connect between an FC-based P6300 EVA and ESXi 5.0 U1 with a 825 HBA (non-Fabric topology).

Thanks.

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Registered: ‎04-17-2010

Re: HBA support for Direct Connect (Arbitrated-Loop)

Even though this is an older thread: the 3.1 driver has been released in July and FC-AL support for direct attach to storage has been added.

See also the release notes, p. 9 (new features):

http://www.brocade.com/forms/getFile?p=documents/downloads/HBA/Documentation/Brocade_Adapters_v3.1.x.x_Releasenotes_u1.pdf

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