06-11-2013 10:00 PM
We have two Brocade 5100 — 40 Port 8-Gbit/sec. we are left with only 3 ports in each switch. we have 4 brocade 300 with us( all the ports are enabled).
could any one suggest how we can utilize the 300 along with 5100?Will the hosts attaching to 300 will have any performance issues?
what will be best practice?
06-14-2013 11:04 AM
Greetings raju.thulaseedharan. Upon seeing your post, I uploaded the Brocade SAN Design Best Practice Guide so you may use it as a high-level reference for these types of scenarios. You can find it here:
Regarding your question about using the 300 along with the 5100, the 300 is a solid 8 Gb switch and you should not experience any performance issues. But if you do see anything of concern, please feel free to raise it at that time.
06-17-2013 07:43 AM
Hmmm... all I can really do is give you a rough idea what it will cost. Keep in mind its like asking a car manufacturer how much a particular model costs even though no one sells it at that price. That said, i looked up the trunking licenses and for both MSRP is about $6k. For street price, you'd need to speak to your local reseller or OEM.