05-17-2010 09:58 PM
When setting up ISL between two fabrics to keep them from merging...Can I configure the e-port to ex-port without the need of a storage router ..i.e..(IR, 7500 or 7800 etc..)?
05-17-2010 10:54 PM
--->>>When setting up ISL between two fabrics.....
Switches Type /Model ?
--->>>.....without the need of a storage router ..i.e..(IR, 7500 or 7800 etc..)?
Yes, with IR Native capable Swicthes.
05-17-2010 11:12 PM
--->>>...keep them from merging....
--->>That being said some sort of routing is needed if we want to isolate the two fabrics..
Sorry, I'm a bit confused with they question.
I don't see a reason to Merge this 2 DCX with IR or Add. routing capable Plattforms.
Or are other Switches in the Fabric present ?
05-17-2010 11:52 PM
Don't mean to sound confusing, I have two DCX's that I want to ISL together, besides configuring the E-port on one DCX and configuring the EX-port on the other DCX...Is Integrated rounting needed?
05-18-2010 12:49 AM
sorry my ignorance please.
whe resume the Problem.
1) You have TWO DCX
2) You want to ISL both DCX....
3)....but, want to keeping to Merge
and here I'm confused.
What is the reason to ISL both DCX but keep the config / merge ?
My apology however I does not understand the sense this design.
Perhaps you can continue with another member here which is able to explain your question.
I am really unable
05-18-2010 04:58 AM
If you need to connect to switches without merging the fabrics and still be able to allow communications between devices on both fabrics then you're right, you need to setup FC-FC routing.
The DCX is FC routing capable but beware that you need the "Integrated Routing" license. Do a licenseshow and see if you have it.
Take a look at the "Using FC-FC Routing Service" chapter in the Admin Guide, it will get you kick started on this topic.