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UCS Uplink to 5600's using Unified Port Channels

I was wondering if someone could help me with my configuration.  I'm new to Nexus Switching, SAN configuration, and USC management.  I'm afraid that I may destroy our SAN zoning.

Background:

SAN Switch A - MDS9148 - VSAN1 is our only VSAN

SAN Switch B - MDS9148 - VSAN1 is our only VSAN

Core Switchs - 6504's in VSS Mode

Nexus 5000 A - (connected to VSS and SAN Switch A) (NPV and NPIV disabled) VSAN1 bound to VLAN 201

Nexus 5000 B - (connected to VSS and SAN Switch B) (NPV and NPIV disabled) VSAN1 bound to VLAN 202

Hope to Acomplish:

6248 A - Unified Port Channel to Nexus 5000A

6248 B - Unified Port Channel to Nexus 5000B

Problems/Questions:

1)  Both fabrics use VSAN1.  If the 6248's do not participate in the fabric (which I believe is the default), can I just map a VSAN1 to VLAN201 and a VSAN2 to VLAN202 in the UCS Manager.

2)  I would like to connect the 6000's to our SAN, but it don't want them to destroy our zoning.  When I create the VSANs and bind them to the VLANs in the UCS manager software, I choose "Do not participate in SAN fabric".  Will this keep our existing fabric safe.  Also, do I have to enable the NPIV feature on the 5000's and will that cause any issues.

Thanks for any help that you can provide,

Allen

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