08-01-2012 01:46 PM
we are using the Dell Brocade M5424 SAN Blade Switch in a Dell Bladecenter M1000e. Storage is provisioned through a pair of FalconStor NSS appliances backed by 2 AMS2500.
Is somebody using this switches together with a FalconStor? We are having issues with the failover (it disconnects the LUNs for a second which our MS Failover Cluster does not like ;-) ). Or some other hints with similar switches?
08-01-2012 02:00 PM
I don't think the principal problem is caused by the Blade Switch.
First, is FalconStore NSS Supported and Certified for such Environments ?
If yes, with FOS release is Supported ?
accordingly Brocade Compatibility Matrices, only IPStor is Supported.
08-01-2012 02:05 PM
follow this URL
HDS AMS2500 is Certified for NSS with FW Rel. Firmware 08B5/F-Z
Dell Blade Center M1000e is not Supported
thereby, M5424 Blade Switch is Unsupported.
08-01-2012 09:11 PM
I know that the M5424 is not *yet* on the certification list of FalconStor. However, this does not prevent such a setup :-) Question is, if somebody is using such a combination. Or, a similar one? (e.g. a Brocade 5300 with FalconStor NSS) If yes, are there special settings needed?
Note: IPStor and FalconStor seems to be identical/similar. Basically, FalconStor is a virtual storage appliance but which is sold as a hardware appliance when bundeled with a server. In our case they are using Dell R720's.
Thanks for the hint with the AMS Firmware by the way. Will check that!