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For questions about Storage Area Network (SAN), where it should only bed used in relation to networking. For instance, you want to setup a new fiber channel network for your SAN.

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Which address are used in fcp header?

I have a little question . The src address and the dst adress are fcid ? Tnx
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Right Cisco switch for iSCSI SAN network

I'm trying to revive this old HP P4500 Lefthand SAN and recover some data from it. There was a pair of Cisco switches configured for the SAN traffic. Those are no longer there. All I have access to ...
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Why doesn't Ethernet protocol support switch fabric topology?

While learning about Fibre Channel and SAN, I found the following information on IBM Knowledge Center: A switched fabric is a fibre channel topology in which individual node ports are ...
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iSCSI/FCoE/FC Throughput Formulas

Many references online mention you should use 10Gb links (HBA/CNA) when designing your SAN. However, is there a formula or calculation that can provide the amount of bandwidth that is really required ...
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FibreChannel topology

I trying to understand SAN topology. If we have fabric and fabric mode with auto data rate is set == means we will get F_ports, right? And if we need use 8G link from SAN storage and no fibre mode ...
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Question regarding MTU settings on a Cisco 3750X Switch

I have a Cisco 3750X switch stack (2 switches stacked) and have a Compellent and three Equalogics as well as three VMware hosts directly connected but separated via different vLANs on this switch. The ...
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What is the difference between Host Bus Adapters, Converged Network Adapters and Network Interface Card?

I am learning about SAN. I know about LAN and NIC. I wanted to what is the difference as per the above subject of the question? HBA/CNA supports Fibre Optic Cables (SMF/MMF). Please provide some ...
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FCOE between virtual chassis Juniper EX and Cisco Nexus

Is it possible to connect an server with FCOE adapter on a virtual chassis juniper ex4550 in order to access a fc disk array connected to a Cisco Nexus 5548UP? The juniper and the nexus are ...
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Switch: packets lost with certain? traffic

I'm giving you a high-level overview of my problem, no tech details. I'd like to know how to solve this problem. Problem Effect #1 We got a Netapp replacing another NAS. The Netapp is connected to ...
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Advantage of SAN over a NAS storage that is mounted to a device? [closed]

One of the reasons that we use SAN is to make it appear to the server as if it were local. What is the advantage of a SAN over a NAS storage that is mounted to a device?
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Can I use a Catalyst 2960-S for iSCSI?

I need to set up a modest iSCSI SAN with a few ESX hosts and one storage array. Can I get by using a Catalyst 2960-S or do I need to upgrade? Are there any special tweaks I need to make to the switch ...