We have two sites about 1000 miles apart. Each site has virtual tape library connected to a Cisco MDS9222i. Each of the switches also has (2) GigE ports and the FCIP licenses. We created an FCIP tunnel and tried to use IVR, but the fabrics merged. I must have missed a step. I plan to break the ISL that was created through the FCIP tunnel, and just use IVR for FCIP without causing the fabrics to merge. Essentially, we just want the replication ports on each of the VTLs to see each other. Is there anything I should watch out for when severing the ISL? Also, are there any specific steps I need to follow to accomplish what I want to do?
I am attaching a simple visio diagram to help show I am looking to do.
Thanks so much in advance!