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FC Port Channel & Trunking

K P SIM
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Hi, Cisco Experts:

Can I have a definitive answer to the following?

q1.

EMC mentioned that they do not support FC Port Channel & Trunking with regard to our UCS Fabric Interconnects/MDS/VNX5300?

Is that any truth in that?

We are trying a Cisco UCS solutions with MDS and EMC VNX in the mix-SAN Boot basically, ESXi 5.1 and all others.

q2.

From MDS all the ways up to EMC VNX, is there such concept too-FC Port Channel & Trunking, assuming we are doing FC Port Channel & Trunking from FInterconnect to MDS?

Please let me know.

Appreciate it.

SiM

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gkumark
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Sim,

We support FC port channel and trunking between UCS FI and MDS.

Is EMC saying about the port channel between the MDS and VNX? Is there any document EMC pointed out?

With respect to booting from SAN, yes, you can boot from SAN with MDS and EMC VNX as long as the OS is supported in the UCS system. You can refer to

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html for the supported OS versions.

Hope this answers your question.

-Ganesh

dfilenko
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hello SiM,

SAN port-channel and VSAN trunking is only possible between Cisco devices as they are proprietary features. EMC storage would have to be connected in traditional way.

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