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FCoE Direct Connection From Server to Filer

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Hi , 

Why is that the other network ports from the server gets disconnected when the port of FCoE from FAS2552(directly connection to server) gets UP. 

 

Thanks,
Scott

Re: FCoE Direct Connection From Server to Filer

Hi

 

The host FCoE initiator must connect to an FCoE DCB (data center bridging) switch; direct connection to a target is not supported. Refer page 23 on the SAN configuration guide: https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1518989

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Re: FCoE Direct Connection From Server to Filer

HI Sahana, 

Thank you for the information but i want to clarify something , What If we use a cable for ISCSI that is 10g and remove the SFP? Would it be possible or does it support that kind of setup having direct connection to server.

 

THank you!

Re: FCoE Direct Connection From Server to Filer

That would work but when you have a failover event, the all of the IP addresses will move to the HA-Partner in 7-Mode and you would lose connectivity to the lun.  If cDOT, the IPs (LIFS) would not move and MPIO with ALUA is required.  I wouldn't direct attach any SAN protocol (not supported for cDOT).   With FC it is supported direct attached (7-Mode ONLY, as long as native FC connected to both controllers in the ha-pair), but I don't like that setup...always prefer multipath across two switches.