09-28-2012 05:33 AM
We are currently deploying 3 x SW300 for a customer. And i would like some recommendations and suggestions on how best to configure.
We have 2 sites(At either end of the campus, we have 4 fibre cross connects(2 for lan, 2 for san))
|Rack A||Rack B|
|2 x Brocade SW300 SW1, SW2||1 x SW300 SW3|
|1 x Dell 3600F||1 x Dell 3600F|
|5x Dell 1200||3 x Dell 1200|
|2 x Dell R710||2 x Dell R710|
|2 x Cisco 2960||1 x Cisco 2960|
We will start with Rack A
The Servers have 2 dual port Brocade 835 cards, each card and each port going to either SW300
The 3600F has 8 ports(4 ports in use, each controller going to each switch)
Servers again have dual cards, however only 1 port plugged into single SW300
Dell 3600 has each controller plugging into the SW300
We then have the 2 cross connects:
SW1 - > SW3
SW2 -> SW3
I have tried to configure, however i am getting these errors "(Segmented)(zone conflict)", Domain ID conflict(have now changed ID's), Port Zone Conflict and the uplink ports are flashing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated or any documentation with white papers would be great.
Normally we just plug the nodes directly into the 3600 but they wanted the 2 sites connected, and more redundancy. So a lil out of my comfort zone.
09-28-2012 06:53 AM
a wise man once said too many backups is nearly enough
we are going to be doing VMDR to each end which will run at 8gb instead of 1gb through the network.
I will research how to build a fabric.
09-28-2012 06:59 AM
--->>> a wise man once said too many backups is nearly enough
However I know another wise man, his name is Antonio alias TechHelp24
he say, in a Single Fabric design you have ZERO Failover.