I am trying to find information on connecting my 5672UPs to the HP 8/24 San Switch via native Fiber Channel. All zoning will be done on the HPs. The 5Ks will be used to connect multiple SANs (along with 77Ks) via IVR...
I understand there are a number of ways - using interop mode, using npv/npiv, etc... Is there a cookbook or something that shows the various ways?
Appendix D: Cisco MDS SAN switch NPIV configuration 151
Enabling NPIV using the GUI 151
Enabling NPIV using the CLI 153
Appendix E: Connecting VC FlexFabric to Cisco Nexus 50xx and 55xx serie 155
Support information 155
Fibre Channel functions on Nexus 155
Configuration of the VC SAN Fabric 157
Configuration of the Nexus switches 157
This is irrelevant ! see attachment !
1) The flex fabric module is a FC switch ! and a switch is a switch !
2) this FC switch is configured in NPV mode connecting to a NPIV North bound switch.
In summary: don't use a E port - E port connectivity ! this would require a interop configuration, connecting a Brocade to a Cisco MDS or Nexus switch, which is big challenge.
The NPV / NPIV configuration avoids the interoperation setup; its ANSI standardized and works very well.