02-16-2015 06:09 PM
I have two data centers both with multiple DCX fabrics. I want to do FC data replication. My idea is to setup an FCIP link between the switches in each data center however I don't want the fabrics to merge. They are both large fabrics and the communication necessary will be limited to about 10-20 targets/initators per data center. So my idea is to take one of my existing switches and create two virtual switches, one consisting of 20 ports and the rest would be configured like the physical server was configured. I would do this in both data centers. Can I setup the FCIP connection to only connect particular virtual switches? Am I on the right track or is there an easier way to connect my data centers but not merge the fabric?
02-16-2015 09:41 PM
from your questio, is some not clear to me.
are the DCX in Question FCIP capable ? and/or is the Switch IR= Integrated Routing Licensed ?
if you want to create Virtual Switch in order to merge both fabric, such config not work because Virtual Switch work like Standalone Switch.
the simple way is to do this with IR License, and FCR Enable or with FX8 Extension Blade.
02-17-2015 06:52 AM
I have FX8-24 extension blades in each DCX. Again my issue is I do not want to merge my entire fabric, just select ports. My plan would be to create V-switches containing only those ports. Then create an FCIP connection between chassis. Then I would plug the associated VE-ports into that new virtual switchs. My hope is that the new virtual switches would merge and everything else would be left untouched.
02-17-2015 01:56 PM