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March 12th, 2013 09:00

Setting UP SAN Copy across two Fabrics?

I am setting up SAN Copy and I need some advice on the best solution here.

I have a new VNX 5300 w/(2) 8GB I/O modules and the SAN fabric of (2) new Cisco 9148 switches.

My existing environment consists of my SAN Fabric of (2) MDS 9509's ,and two arrays, a CX-380 and a NS-960.

For SAN Copy sessions from the existing arrays, should I cable the existing fabric into the new fabric? or should I cable the existing arrays directly into the new fabric? (ex, cable CX-380 SPA-0 & SPB-2 & NS-960 SPA-5 & SPB-4) directly into new Fabric or cable to two fabric together?

The existing arrays (CX-380 & NS-960) and fabric (MDS9509's) will be retired within 3-4 weeks and hosts and data are being migrated to the new fabric and arrays so I don't know if I want to go the ISL route with the Fabrics or not?

Any advice, hints or tips are appreciated.  Links to documentation is appreciated as well.

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March 12th, 2013 11:00

if you have available ports on the existing arrays i would connect them to the new fabric or connect extra VNX ports to the old fabric ..either way will work.

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March 13th, 2013 09:00

I wound up connecting the extra VNX ports to the old Fabric.. Thanks for the help on this Dynamox.

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