05-17-2012 11:54 AM
I would like deploy FC network for my company. Goal is to have lowest cost.
I have cheap proposal for Cisco and Brocade. I prefer Brocade as Cisco MDS is old and only 4Gbps.
- two brocade 300 switches with 8 active ports
- NetApp FAS as FC storage
- Servers with Dual Port FC Card
Each server will be connected to two Brocade 300 switches
Each NetApp FAS will be connected to two Brocade 300 switches
Do I need still connection between both Brocade 300 and then Fabric license ?
05-17-2012 12:26 PM
In this scenario it would be preferred to keep two separate fabrics (each consisting of a single switch). So no fabric license required.
A single fabric is less redundant w.r.t fabric wide events and the like.