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Multi-link FCIP Configuration without Port Channel

We have backup servers and tape drives across two data centers and 2 MDS 9513 directors that need to communicate locally and remotely.  We currently have 1 FCIP link between sites, but need to increase bandwidth.  We want to add 3 additional FCIP links.

Our understanding is that with our licenses we can only enable tape acceleration over FCIP if we do not use port channels, but instead have individual links.  The challenge is this forces us to use a different transit vsan for each link and split tape drives across different vsans in order to force traffic to route across all 4 links.  We have attempted to design a configuration and would appreciate any feedback on whether it will work or if there is a better design.

Will the following allow the backup server to access tapes on each vsan locally and tapes on each vsan at the remote site while routing traffic across all 4 FCIP links appropriately?  Thanks!

Licenses:

ENTERPRISE_PKG

SAN_EXTN_OVER_IP_18_4

Version: 5.2(2a)

Transit vsans:

200,300,500,600 (assume that each of the 4 FCIP interfaces is assigned to a different transit vsan)

Data center A server vsan:

130

Data center A tape vsans:

230,330,530,630

Data center B server vsan:

160

Data center B tape vsans:

260,360,560,660

  • Configure      IVR Service Groups
    • config       t
    • ivr       service-group name IVR_SG_FCIP1
    • autonomous-fabric-id       1 vsan-ranges 160,260,200,230,130
    • exit
    • ivr       service-group name IVR_SG_FCIP2
    • autonomous-fabric-id       1 vsan-ranges 160,360,300,330,130
    • exit
    • ivr       service-group name IVR_SG_FCIP3
    • autonomous-fabric-id       1 vsan-ranges 160,560,500,530,130
    • exit
    • ivr       service-group name IVR_SG_FCIP4
    • autonomous-fabric-id       1 vsan-ranges 160,660,600,630,130
    • exit
    • ivr       service-group activate
    • show       ivr vsan-topology
    • show       ivr service-group active
    • ivr vsan-topology       activate
    • ivr       distribute
    • ivr       commit
    • copy       running-config startup-config
  • Configure IVR topology
    • Config       t
    • ivr       vsan-topology database
    • autonomous-fabric-id       1 switch-wwn 20:00:00:0d:ec:b7:39:40 vsan-ranges 160,200,260,300,360,500,560,600,660
    • autonomous-fabric-id       1 switch-wwn 20:00:00:0d:ec:6c:e3:40 vsan-ranges 130,200,230,300,330,500,530,600,630
    • exit
    • show       ivr vsan-topology
    • ivr       vsan-topology activate
    • ivr       distribute
    • ivr       commit
    • copy       running-config startup-config
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