dzurdo
1 Copper

Blade switch

Hi,

I have a doubt, somebody has told me about a blade switch for VNX, instead of using a FC switch for the SAN. I´d like to know what is this exactly. Is refer to use the VNX as a FC switch

Thanks in advance

Regards


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dynamox
6 Thallium

Re: Blade switch

there is no built-in fiber channel switch in VNX

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o17Uu33DCF12520
4 Tellurium

Re: Blade switch

negative, never heard of blade switch for VNX. It doesn't exist.

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Roger_Wu
5 Tungsten

Re: Blade switch

Only Symmetrix VMAX has a built-in switch, maybe you can confirm it again with your friend.

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dynamox
6 Thallium

Re: Blade switch

VMAX has built-in fiber channel switch that is used for host connectivity ? News to me and i got 5 of them sitting on the floor.

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Roger_Wu
5 Tungsten

Re: Blade switch

Not for host connectivity, just for itself.

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dynamox
6 Thallium

Re: Blade switch

what is that component actually called ? I know it's not called fiber channel switch that's for sure.

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Roger_Wu
5 Tungsten

Re: Blade switch

They are two 16-port RapidIO switches called the Matrix Interface Boards.

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dynamox
6 Thallium

Re: Blade switch

those are director boards, i have never heard called fiber channel switches.

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vipinvk
3 Cadmium

Re: Blade switch

No Dynamox, he is not referring to directors but the MIBE which are used to connect directors (connection from SIB of each director ) each other. Of course as you mentioned, there is no switch which can be used for host connectivity.

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