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Some questions about SAN

AradGonen
Beginner
Beginner

Hi 

I have some questions about SAN fabrics with MDS

I will appreciate any help 

1) two MDS switches on different locations connected with fcip. Someome creating a zone on one switch and activating it, and it became visible on the second switch. Does this fabric ok? This is a valid implementation?

2) design the best fabric with this hardware:

4x 16 ports MDS

1 double head storage machine with 2 ports on each head

16 servers with 2 port hba's each

 

I will appreciate any help 

 

 

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calopez2
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

FCIP looks to Fibre Channel as another ISL link <trunk> Port, so same rules apply.

Once the FCIP link is connected, the two switches become part of the same SAN Fabric.

This is a valid implementation.

Thanks for the quick answer, but what about the zones ?
Forgot to mention , those questions are from a job interview..

For the zones, because the two switches are part of the same fabric and the zones are merged.

Same fabric means same zones, etc. The zones/zoneset, after activation are "pushed" to the switches in the same fabric.

what about the second question?
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