[rescue] Re: Are Sun A5x00 arrays fabric compatible?

Scotty Logan swl at catbert.net
Fri Jul 2 01:12:51 CDT 2004

On Jun 30, 2004, at 9:06 AM, ghub005 wrote:
> Yep. There is a single zone defined on the 2800, and the zone contains 
> every
> single switch port. The switch is known to be working as it formerly 
> had a
> Dell/Clariion array on it and the 280r could see that with no 
> difficulty.

How are the switch ports configured?  The ports connected to the array 
will have to be set to FL (loop) rather than F (fabric), since AFAIK 
the Ax5x00 is not fabric compatible.  There are certainly ways to 
connect FC-AL devices to FC-SW hosts - I've done it with LTO1 drives 
and 420Rs, but not with Brocade switches.  See if you can find 
documentation on Brocade's QuickLoop feature - I think it's what they 
call their FC-AL to FC-SW "bridging".


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