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UCS C3160 -> N5K-5010 (w FC Module) -> Brocade FC -> FC Tape and Disk

David Rees
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Hi,

Just wondering how we would go about this if possible

UCS C3160 (VIC 1227) <--FCoe--> N5K-5010 (w FC Module N5K-M1404) <--FC--> Brocade 5100 <--FC--> FC Tape Library and Disk Arrays (IBMV7000/PureStorage)

We need to be able to make the C3160 with it's FCoE VIC Card boot from our PureStorage array and also access some luns on a FC IBM V7000 Array and some FC Tape Drives/Library

This is purely for a migration and will be changed eventually where the C3160 will plug into UCS FI's and our PureStorage via the FI's. But in the meantime I need to get data off tape and IBM V7000.

Any help would be great.

Cheers,

Garrick

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Walter Dey
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Hi Garrick

This might be tricky; although if only for a migration time, it might be ok. why ?

N5k has to run in interop mode, connecting to Brocade, which is a pain.

I never tried to combine FC interop mode with FCoE ??

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/san_switching/421_n1_1/b_Cisco_n5k_nxos_sanswitching_config_guide_rel421_n1_1/Cisco_n5k_nxos_sanswitching_config_guide_rel421_n1_1_chapter14.html

About Interop Mode

Cisco NX-OS software supports the following four interop modes

  • Mode 1— Standards-based interop mode that requires all other vendors in the fabric to be in interop mode.

  • Mode 2—Brocade native mode (Core PID 0).

  • Mode 3—Brocade native mode (Core PID 1).

  • Mode 4—McData native mode.

For information about configuring interop modes 2, 3, and 4, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide, available at the following location: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/interoperability/guide/intopgd.html

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