02-22-2012 03:05 AM
If we consider Vmotion, Oracle RAC and many other system that need to communicate with heartbeat. How can we implement 2 VCS (Ethernet Fabric) to connect on 2 FC fabric.
Does this recommandation is only to prevent a VCS problem like totaly stoping?
What is your experience with VCS? Stable? reliable?
02-23-2012 01:21 AM
our experience with VDX/VCS fabrics in a size of 2-4 devices is a good one from the point of easy setup and stability.
No issues so far with NOS2.1.1.
But the software misses a lot of features and functions which we are used to use form the "traditional" Foundry/Brocade LAN swicthes.
Further the VDX/VCS still misses the single IP cluster management feature.
You have to configure and manage each VDX on its own by a out-of-band management network!
We have no experience with FCoE or a connection to the native FC SAN so far.
Hope this helps,