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Data Center Switch - iSCSI Storage / Blade

Hi,

 

We are looking for a switch that interconnect our lan with our small DC. Our lan has a 4500X in pur DC we need a switch that can connect to a storage iSCSI 1Gb fiber and two 4 SFP+ from a Blade Server. Which switch should we put, i'masking because we are not familiar with DC technologies.

 

thaks a lot

 

Ivan

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VIP Green

Q. what brand of Blade

Q. what brand of Blade servers ? UCS ?

Most likely your servers have 10G connectivity, therefore it would make a lot of sense, to also connect your iSCSI storage with 10G.

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Hi Wdey,We have a Dell Blade

Hi Wdey,

We have a Dell Blade Server with 4 10G SFP+. But the storage is HP HP P2000 LFF Modular Smart Array Chassis with FC (8G) / iSCSI (1G).

 

Regards,

Ivan

VIP Green

Hi IvanServer fan in with 10G

Hi Ivan

Server fan in with 10G to a 1G iSCSI array is a bad design. I would never do that. It's a waste investing in 10G switch ports, unless your storage is also connected with 10G.

Obviously, native FC isn't solution either; it would require hba for the servers, plus a FC capable switch.

 

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Yes that was my first thought

Yes that was my first thought, unfortunately I found the escenario just like I mentioned.

 

Thanks a lot,

Ivan

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