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UCS Fabric Interconnect-switch mode

Hi

Can I connect my old HP server with DAS(to be used as a backup server) to a UCS FI operating in switch-mode-I guess I would need to connect the server to a network ports?

Rgds

Sumesh

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UCS Fabric Interconnect-switch mode

Connecting 3rd party servers to the UCS FI is not a supported configuration.

Regards,

Eric

Cisco Employee

UCS Fabric Interconnect-switch mode

As of UCSM version 2.0 you no longer need "switch mode" to directly connect storage devices.  You can set devices as Appliance ports.  There's a wealth of community posts on setting this up.  Pre 2.0 you would need switch mode, which gets really messy - you're far better directly connecting storage with Appliance ports on 2.0 or later.

As Eric mentioned, we only support Netapp & EMC devices for direct connect. 

Please see the Storage Interop matrix for more detail.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/mds9000/interoperability/matrix/Matrix8.html#wp323848

That being said, it doesn't mean it will not work, just that TAC would not be able to assist if you ran into issues.

Regards,

Robert

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UCS Fabric Interconnect-switch mode

You just need Appliance Ports to connect a Server/NAS directly. Have connected a few 10G Microsoft Storage Servers for NAS storage via Appliance Ports.

Craig

My UCS Blog http://realworlducs.com
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