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sj1
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Registered: ‎01-22-2012

BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

Hello

Is it possible to connect BR815/BR825 HBA directly to Dell MD3600f without a switch?

thanks.

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Re: BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

The HBA supports ptp connections, and according to this thread FC-AL support will come around may 2010.

According to the specs sheet the md3600f support direct connect, but doesn't state which protocols, better ask an Dell tech guy

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Re: BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

I can't find anything from the Dell PowerVault MD3600f Owner's Manual below that states the array supports "direct attach" via P2P or FC-AL.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/md3600f/en/OM/PDF/OM.pdf

Brocade HBA will support "direct attach" or FC-AL or "loop mode" in driver/firmware 3.1 releases which is due in summer of 2012, however, Brocade HBA is currently supported P2P (Point-to-Point) if the Dell MD3600f supports it.

sj1
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Re: BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

Thank you for the replies.

Well, according to this LINK (Page 15) it should, using driver v3.0.1.0 (which didn't, and got updated recently BTW), now I need to check if it works with ESX 5?

EDIT: I guess THIS means it should work with vmware, but I don't see the driver on Brocade download page.

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Re: BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

EDIT: I guess THIS means it should work with vmware, but I don't see the driver on Brocade download page.

No need to, you can download the driver you linked to yourself

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Re: BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

Here's the link to Brocade's Dell's page for VMware drivers download:

http://www.brocade.com/services-support/drivers-downloads/adapters/DELL.page

Or you can download from VMware webpage for ESXi 5.0 Driver Rollup1 .iso image that contains Brocade adapters' drivers:

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/rollupiso_50_1/dHdkYnRoJSpiZHBwdw==

sj1
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Re: BR815/BR825 and MD3600f

Thank you for your help, I'll post the results later.

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