BRUSRodr
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Re: Which MDS 9140 ports are recommended to connect a Clariion CX4 ?

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Hi hersh, thanks for your answer.

It would be difficult to put the remaining ports in Dedicated mode...look at my diagram below and the requirements...

Regarding the ISL between two different switches, I think the distance matters...but obviously, not in 1m or 100m, rather for long distance (hundred of kms through DWDM's for example). Am I wsrong ?

I'm looking to accomodate one extra ISL per switch to add a new 9140 per switch. Please, look below :

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Thanks.

Regards.

Jack

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hersh1
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Re: Which MDS 9140 ports are recommended to connect a Clariion CX4 ?

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Yeah it does look like you are running low on ports there.

I agree when we start talking kms we start to add noticably latency to a link. In either case an ISL in ports 1-8 should not act any different then an ISL in ports 9-40 since it will have dedicated bandwidth and the correct number of buffer credits.

Am correct in that if you wanted to using 1-8 on switch02 you would need to move one of those F ports to a shared port? Is that a possiblity so that you can use one of those prots for the extra ISL?

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BRUSRodr
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Re: Which MDS 9140 ports are recommended to connect a Clariion CX4 ?

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Hi hersh, thanks so much for your reply. Sorry for my late reply, I was abroad during the last days.

Regarding a possible move of some F ports from switch2 and ports 1-8, if someone can confirm me that I can use ports 9-40 to connect the ports of a CX, this should be possible. For example, from switch2, I could move port1 (CX700 SP port) to port 22 and port5 (CX700 SP port) to port 37, so I have two free ports on 1-8 to connect a new switch (ISL's).

Regards.

Jack

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healyj
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Re: Which MDS 9140 ports are recommended to connect a Clariion CX4 ?

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