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Ports on the Filers


Hi All,

I would like to know all types of Ports on the filer and purpose of those ports.

For Ex:-

Onboard GbE ports

Onboard SAS

Modular I/O slots

Dual-Port 8/4/2Gb FC Disk Adapter (max.)

Dual-Port 10GbE Ethernet Adapter   ??????????????




Re: Ports on the Filers


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Best wishes,

Pedro Rocha

Re: Ports on the Filers


The number of onboard ports vary for different models, so regardless of number of ports the use cases are as described:

Onboard Gbe ports: Available for host connectivity [e0a, e0b,e0c, e0d....]

Onboard FC: For SAN, also will be using FC disk shelves [0a,0b,0c,0d.....]

Onboard SAS: Some SAS tape drives are supported, but as you likely will be using SAS disk shelves

SCSI Connection: for connection to tape devices

InfiniBand: for cluster interconnect, now MTP cable is used with converter

Serial Console: For CE's to connect directly to filers by usind DB9 cables

RLM NIC: for remote management

There can be multiple modular expansion slots for expanding onboard ports and for Flash modules and all that good stuff

For ex:

2x FAS6280 w/ IOXM

-    6x X2067 – 4 port SAS adapter

-    2x X2065 – 4 port SAS adapter

-    2x X1971A-B – 512Gb FlashCache

-    2x X1971A – 512Gb FlashCache

-    20x 2m LC/LC Cables

-    2x 5m SAS Cables

-    2x Universal Rail Kits

Onboard Ports Target

2x FAS3240

-    E0A/E0B in use

-    0a/0b – SAS Host

-    0c/0d in use as target

-    2x 256Gb FlashCache

-    3a/3b/3c/3d – SAS Host

-    4a/4d – SAS Host

Also you will be using 10 gig ports for connected HA pair's for snapvault traffic. Configuration changes from environment to environment depending on the requirement.

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