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FICON Compatibility

I am working to replace the Hyperchannel for OS390. I looked FICON Directors from MC-Data, I am wondering if MDS Switches support the FICON protocol.

Can anybody help me out on this.

Thanks

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Re: FICON Compatibility

As far as I know, it is not suppored. I could not locate any information on FICON support in MDS swithces.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ps4159/ps4358/index.html

Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: FICON Compatibility

The FICON protocol requires the Mainframe license. SAN OS 1.3(4a)on a 9216 or 9500 series.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps4159/ps6409/ps4358/product_data_sheet09186a00801d721c.html

My next question is I saw somewhere that the 32 port blade is not supported. What blades are specifically supported for FICON??

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Re: FICON Compatibility

There was a testing issue years ago at IBM getting the DS-X9032 qualified for FICON. I am not sure it was sorted out, IBM would know. It could have been put on the not so important list because not long after the focus was moved to the newer 4Gbps modules. All the 4Gbps modules (12,24 & 48 port) are supported for FICON.

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