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MetroCluster FCoE support?

Is it going to be supported on a near future?

With FCoE and 10Gb LAN switches available, seems like tradicional FC environments are going to be history sooner than later.

Re: MetroCluster FCoE support?

Hi,

It's a tricky question & although I am not in the position do give a definite answer about NetApp plans, I don't think it will be supported in the nearest future.

Bear in mind FC is used in MetroCluster support for back-end, controller to disk shelf cabling & that's something very different from host connectivity. In particular there are no disk drives / shelves using FCoE.

FC disk drives though eventually will be all replaced with SAS drives. So for me the more intriguing question is:

when will we see SAS-to-FC (or SAS-to-FCoE) bridge to enable DS4243 shelf support in a MetroCluster setup?

Kind regards,
Radek

Re: MetroCluster FCoE support?

FC disk drives though eventually will be all replaced with SAS drives. So for me the more intriguing question is:

when will we see SAS-to-FC (or SAS-to-FCoE) bridge to enable DS4243 shelf support in a MetroCluster setup?

Good question. I would also like to know what Netapp's roadmap is for MetroCluster (especially fabric) using the newer shelf technology.

Richard

Re: MetroCluster FCoE support?

FCoE support for MetroCluster is some ways away. However support for SAS and SATA technologies with MetroCluster is being worked on right now.

Re: MetroCluster FCoE support?

SAS-to-FCoE, that's what im talking about.

Re: MetroCluster FCoE support?

Hi lanson,

Any idea about the release plans of SAS and SATA support for MetroCluster?