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Fibre channel fas2050 during migration of data.

Hello all,

I have no clue if this is the right place for a question like this, the community forum is a complete mistery to me

We have a fas 2050 with a single controller with these adapters :

Slot:            0a

Description:     Fibre Channel Host Adapter 0a (QLogic 2432 rev. 2)

Firmware Rev:    4.5.2

FC Node Name:    5:00a:098000:031777

FC Packet Size:  2048

Link Data Rate:  2 Gbit

SRAM Parity:     Yes

External GBIC:   No

State:           Enabled

In Use:          Yes

Redundant:       Yes

Slot:            0b

Description:     Fibre Channel Host Adapter 0b (QLogic 2432 rev. 2)

Firmware Rev:    4.5.2

FC Node Name:    5:00a:098100:031777

FC Packet Size:  2048

Link Data Rate:  2 Gbit

SRAM Parity:     Yes

External GBIC:   No

State:           Enabled

In Use:          Yes

Redundant:       Yes

Slot:            0c

Description:     SAS Host Adapter 0c (LSI Logic 1068E rev. B2)

Firmware Rev:    1.26.03.00

Base WWN:        f:080cb1:f300000:00

State:           Enabled

In Use:          Yes

Redundant:       No

Phy State:       [0] Enabled, 3.0Gb/s (9)

                 [1] Enabled, 3.0Gb/s (9)

                 [2] Enabled, 3.0Gb/s (9)

                 [3] Enabled, 3.0Gb/s (9)

Slot:            0e

Description:     IDE Host Adapter 0e

The fibre is connected to an external cabinet.

Can we use the fibre ports for data migration, for example break redundancy and use one of the two fibre ports for data migration? Is 2gbit the limit of these ports?

Thanks for your time!

Re: Fibre channel fas2050 during migration of data.

Onboard FC ports in FAS2050 are 4Gb/s.

Could you explain what you mean under “data migration”. Migration from where to where?

Re: Fibre channel fas2050 during migration of data.

I want to hook up the fas 2050 to our brocade fibre channel switch and then hook it up to one of our esx servers. From there i want to migrate the data to another storage system.

Re: Fibre channel fas2050 during migration of data.

You still do not give enough information.

If your “data” is in form of LUN on NetApp, it may be possible using external data migration appliances (or even just host based tools). Or it may be possible using third party storage capabilities (like EMC CLARiiON SanCopy).

If your “data” is in form of files on NetApp volumes which are accessed via NFS/CIFS - it is not possible.

Re: Fibre channel fas2050 during migration of data.

We do use NFS volumes, and therefor cannot use FC for migration. We are now thinking of adding a 10gbe network card to the fas2050 for migration purposes.