In a Cisco UCS blades solution, in a storage hybrid topology scenario (storage array directly attached to Fabric Interconnects + FC Uplink to Cisco MDS SAN with 3rd party servers) will the 3rd party servers be able to access the storage array which is directly attached to the Fabric Interconnects??
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In the original posting, there was never the question of 2 DC, so your argument, although valid, doesn't apply.
I agree, that the solution I mention is not ideal (some call it ugly), mainly from the operational point of view. However, if dear customer want's to do it, ok, as long it is officially TAC supported.
The reason why my big UCS reference went for direct attach storage was: the server guys can do zoning (essentially part of the SP design); they don't depend on the storage guys, like in the case of a SAN.
However, later in the project, they realized, that they needed additional functionality, attaching to SAN storage, bingo ....................
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