Fibre Channel (SAN)

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-24-2012

Brocade 300 & Intel X520


I'm kind of new on this SAN topics.

I have a Dell PE R710 with 2 dual port Intel x520 cards.

I need to connect this R710 to a EMC VNX5300 thru a Brocade S300 Switch.

Can I do this?



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Posts: 226
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: Brocade 300 & Intel X520


the Brocade B300 switch is pure fibre channel. If you want to connect an FCoE adapter I believe you'll need a FCoE switch in between. For example Brocade 8000.

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Posts: 761
Registered: ‎06-11-2010

Re: Brocade 300 & Intel X520


I agree with , in order to connect the R710 with CNAs instead of HBAs, to a B300 you need to use a FCoE switch in between that converts FCoE into pure FC.


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