10-02-2012 12:11 AM
I have two fabrics which are independent from each other composed of three SAN switches and one storage unit. I have connected both using a Brocade MLX and now I would like to create a big fabric merging both of them. However, I have no idea how to do so. Can anyone recommend me a good document to read where I can find that information? Or anyone could summarize what should I do?
10-02-2012 12:37 AM
--->>>I have two fabrics ..../.... composed of three SAN switches and one storage unit.
what kind of SAN switch are present ?
--->>>I have connected both using a Brocade MLX and now I would like to create a big fabric merging both of them.
Brocade MLX are native Ethernet Plattforms, you can handle with MLX the Traffic over IP but are not intended for "Merging" SAN Fabric
I think you should post a bit more details.
10-02-2012 01:57 AM
The SAN is composed of a VDX6730, MP7800 and DS6510. MLX is not in the fabric, it just forwards the traffic from one fabric to the other via the MP7800 (it has IP connectivity too).
I guess there is a series of commands to execute in order to create that merging, right?
10-02-2012 02:14 AM
I assume both Fabric are productive, right ?
in order to "Merge" both Fabric into a sinle one, you need to re-configure Brocade 7800 as
VE-Port over FCIP interconnected to E-Port/ISL. This will merge the Fabric's.
there are not a series of simple command to do that, rather is a professional design required which you should planned carefully before begin with Merging the Fabric's