06-11-2012 11:55 AM
I am bit new to Brocade FC switches.
I am trying to understand the differences between ASIC's
- Condor 2
- Golden Eye 2
How the above are applicable to switches and DCX? Any document for ASIC's to understand in a easier way?
Many Thanks in Advance!!!!!
06-11-2012 12:32 PM
--->>> How the above are applicable to switches and DCX?
ASIC are Plattforms Generation Specific
GoldenEye = Brocade 200E and other switches
GoldenEye2 = Brocade 300 and other s.
Condor = Brocade 48000 and other s.
Condor2 = DCX and other s.
Condor3 = 16G Capable Switches
06-12-2012 12:24 PM
Port groups are mainly important for ISL trunking.
Eight ports create a portgroup. These ports will create a group: 0-7, 8-15, 16-23, ... This applies for Goldeneye and Condor 1, 2 and 3 ASICs.
Under normal condition it doesn't matter where you connect a host or storage device. The performance will not be degraded.
On directors or switches with more than one ASIC you can avoid any backend traffic if the ports are located on the same ASIC.
To understand this it is important to know how the switch or blade is manufactured.
Please have a look in the Brocade documentation or trainings to get more information on that topic.
I hope this helps,