Fibre Channel (SAN)

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-16-2009

Decide the appropriate speed of FC-Links


again a question regarding FC-Link speeds.


DataCenter A with Server, Swtiches and Storage Systems runs at 4 GBit/s; the Switch has SFP's with 8GBit/s.
DataCenter B has the same configuration.

Question: Can I run a speed of 8 GBit/s at the ISL's between both DataCenter? Yes, I know I can do it, but

is this appropriate?

Regards, Hans

Super Contributor
Posts: 635
Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Decide the appropriate speed of FC-Links

Yes it works fine in our DC.

I hope this helps,


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