02-15-2011 01:51 AM
I have a HP blade system with its two Brocade 4/12 internal switches. I need to connect its servers to two different SANs (each one is made from a couple of Brocade switches).
What's the best approach?
Virtual fabrics should be very useful but they are not available on this hardware
02-15-2011 02:05 AM
you should consider using Access Gateway mode on embedded switches. You'll be able to connect to several SANs without merge and as well map each internal blade port to the SAN you want to access.
Have a look at Access Gateway Admin guide and you'll see it's very easy to configure and administer.
Hope this helps
02-15-2011 11:52 PM
In the limit case I have a limited number of blades, the internal switch can be configured almost as a pass-through module.
Access Gateway was a perfect solution for my problem, thank you