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pc99096
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vnx san direct connect

is it possible to connect a vnx5100 directly (without using fc switches) to 2 vmware esxi hosts?

i know about a case when this was not possible (brocade hba).

couldn't find any info.

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pc99096
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Re: vnx san direct connect

come on, nobody has a dirrect attached servers?

or nobody is reading this forum?

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CBR
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Re: vnx san direct connect

In theory it should be possible, yes.

When it comes to specific HBA vendors and possible issues I can't help - but if you stick with the supported qlogic/emulex cards you shouldn't have any problems.

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: vnx san direct connect

I would suggest to look at the support matrix

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haon
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Re: vnx san direct connect

I failed such connection with VNX5300 to HP server equipped with HP StorageWorks 81B cards (aka Brocade 815).

Must go with another type.

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Martin2341
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Re: vnx san direct connect

It should be possible, even with a Brocade HBA but I haven't done so myself. I did check the guides and didn't see anything about it being "not supported" though so I'm guessing it should work provided the support matrices are in alignment.

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