01-23-2009 09:00 AM
I have limited SAN experience so be nice... I work for a relatively small office and am setting up a SAN environment to use with a few VMware servers. I have the following equipment, some of which is already in use.
(2) Brocade 200E Switches. One has 16 ports active, one has 8 active.
(1) EMC AX150 Dual Processor. This has dual processors, 2 fibre ports/ea processor.
(1) EMC AX4 Dual Processor. This has dual processors also, 2 fibre ports/ea processor.
(3) Servers w/ dual Emulex HBAs.
As of today, I have the AX150 connected to ONE of the 200Es, using 1 fibre connection to each processor. These are connected to ports 0 & 4 on the 200E. The 3 servers are connected to the same 200E w/ 2 fibre connections/ea. This was accomplished w/ an "out-of-the-box" config, only assigning an IP address to the switch. The remaining config was done on the AX150/servers as I understand that!
I would like to have an environment where each device (AX150/AX4/servers) is connected to both switches for redundancy. I would like the failure of a patch cord/processor/switch/HBA to NOT take the entire setup down. I'm not sure where to start w/ the switch config. I guess I need a SAN 101 as applied to my equipment!
ANY help is appreciated.
01-26-2009 11:50 AM
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