05-18-2016 06:28 AM
I am implementing FCIP for my Hitachi Universal Replicator with 4 box solution . (2 7840 Boxes at each site) . We are considering the solution at 7840 and Network level . These switches are connected to Cisco 5548 with Port channel configured.
How can we achieve the HA with setup and whether Broacde 7840 supports Port channeling . I have gone through some docuemnets and found similar concept of Extensive Trunking. There are docuements avialable only for commands , not much related to design
05-23-2016 12:13 AM
Thanks for quick reply . Any idea how broacde communicates to CISCO 5548 ? we are used 10G SFP to connect to it, however cisco Hitahi came back with saying , Brocade ge 10G SFP doesnt support on cisco 5548
Any link for best practises for 7840 connecting to Core Router/Firewall ?
HA you will get with FCIP-Trunking. So several circuits in one VE-Port and no need for Port-Channels.
05-30-2016 01:44 AM
Thanks Antonio for the reply Now we are checking the possibilities 7840 to Active/Passive fireall
Any link for Brocade 7840 compatibility with Cisco Switches/ ASA Firewall ?
There is below which talks @ the SAN connection , not FCIP connection.
Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24 wrote:
Cisco 5548 don't support FCIP, for this reason you cannot create a FCIP tunnel with Brocade 7840.
05-30-2016 02:05 AM
->Now we are checking the possibilities 7840 to Active/Passive fireall
I think, but is just my opinion, such a config is not supported for follow reason.
the 10G Port on Brocade can be configured as a simple Uplink, but AFAIK, it cannot be configured or set as NPIV.
NPIV is required on cisco side in order to get a link up on 5548
About ASA Firewall, I'm not confident with the plattforms, but i think 95% such a config is not supported.
If I'm wrong, please ignore my post.
05-30-2016 02:20 AM
I found follow instruction from Extension Guide
a similarly config as per you request show to be supported from 1GE Port.
05-30-2016 04:47 AM
Any idea which module of Cisco nexus supports FCIP traffic as uplink , I have found Nexus 7K passes FCIP traffic further . Hitachi is recommending to replace Cisco 5548 with 5596 .
As u mentioned , the chances of cross connection firewall would be slip as Passive F/W can pass traffic further and we already in risk of losing 2 path
05-30-2016 05:43 AM
->Hitachi is recommending to replace Cisco 5548 with 5596 .
xx48 or xx96 Models, are EXACT!!! the same platforms with same Features, the only one Difference is Port Count.
To be honestly is to me a mystery why HDS give such you such a recommendation ????
well, if you want to replace the CISCO, then replace it with another Brocade 7840, and resolve all the problem.
As per my opinion is a most easy solutions.
-->>Any idea which module of Cisco nexus supports FCIP traffic as uplink ,
No sorry. As I said in my other post yesterday, AFAIK, neither the Nexus 5548 nor the 5596 don't support FCIP, apart of that I'm unable to assist you with such a plattforms.
I would suggest to ask in Cisco Forum, we are here by Brocade.