- Bronze, 100 points or more
I have a large Brocade SAN which I am gradually migrating to Cisco but it will take time. Brocade are not really interested in supporting interop modes and as I need to puchase more edge switches for our HP C Class blade enclosures, I started warming to the idea of Brocade switches running Access Gateway. I have not been able to find any information on whether the Cisco 9124i acts in the same way as the Brocade switches that sit in the C class enclosures.
Just in case you don't know what Access Gateway does, it uses NPIV and makes the switch completely invisible to the switch (say the core) at the other end of the fibre. If I replace our Brocade directors with MDS switches, I can keep using the Brocade edge switches without having to worry about interop mode or domain ID's.
So, does the 9124i offer the same "invisibility" as Access Gateway?