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Fibre Channel (SAN)

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Registered: ‎06-04-2018

Connecting server to 4 fabrics using 2 dual port HBAs. 2 are for backup SAN and 2 for main san

Hi,  We have a backup SAN in addition to the regular SAN.  I have a media server that has 2 dual HBAs. We want 1 connection each to the the regular SAN fabrics (A and B), and 1 connection each to the backup SAN.  What is the best configuration?  Should both ports of each HBA go to each SAN, Or split them up.

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Registered: ‎03-20-2018

Re: Connecting server to 4 fabrics using 2 dual port HBAs. 2 are for backup SAN and 2 for main san

HBA1 Port 0 - SAN 1 Fabric A

HBA1 Port 1 - SAN 2 Fabric A

 

HBA2 Port 0 - SAN 1 Fabric A

HBA2 Port 1 - SAN 2 Fabric A

 

This gives HBA level redundacy to both fabric pairs.

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