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FCoE Configuration Between two VIC Adapters on UCS Rack Server and Nexus 5500 Switch

Hi,

I have Cisco C240M3 Rack Servers with two VIC 1225. I want to connect it to Single Nexus 5596.

Can I connect all 4 CNA ports of Rack Servers to Single Nexus 5500. I want to use two ports dedicated for native ethernet and other two ports for FCoE.

How can I achive this?

If it is not possible, can I configure port channel among all 4 links which can be used for FCOE.

Please suggest the best possible design.

Regards,

Vinayak

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FCoE Configuration Between two VIC Adapters on UCS Rack Server a

Hello Vinayak,

VIC 1225 is CNA that carries both Ethernet and FCoE over the same physical cable.

Following document has common deployment scenarios and example configuration for it.

FCoE Configuration Between VIC Adapter on UCS Rack Server and Nexus 5500 Switch

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/products_configuration_example09186a0080c20a0c.shtml

If you do not have second N5K,all you need is one vHBA on single VIC to carry all your SAN traffic.

Deploying second N5K would eliminate single point of failure and you can follow the " Topology 1: CNA Ports Directly Connected to Nexus 5K Switch" section.

HTH

Padma

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