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How to connect two san switch together?

Hi

I have two san switches AM868A and AM868C,

I want to connect these two switches together so all connected device can communicate with each other (initiators must be available on both switches)

What lisence do I need ? ISL trunking?

Is it necessary to buy a ISL trunking for "TWO" switches ?

How many of it do I need?for both sides?

 

tnx in advanced Smiley Happy

 here is my AM868A output for lisenceshow command

licenseshow
S9Ry9SzecyTASzA2:
    Fabric license
RycdSQR9RzSFdeTx:
    First Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
RycdSQR9RzSzheTl:
    Second Ports on Demand license - additional 8 port upgrade license
LKKNHR9X7NEMCJBWtTE3FH7P4FFBC9BTBSQ9J:
    Enhanced Group Management license
ZCQMQ9ACFQRfmL3L3fGStZRBCRQaYaAMBALtM:
    8 Gig FC license

 

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Re: How to connect two san switch together?

@s.khonsari

 

if you want to form a Fabric, Trunking License is not mandatory, since you can ISL and the Switch is already licensed with "Fabric License"

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