We are looking at the new FAS 2240-2 filer to use as a SAN in an HA (dual controller) arrangement. This unit has some different options from previous units, and we are wondering about how this unit is cabled up. Has anyone out there, seen or worked with this unit yet, and could answer any of the following:
It looks like this unit does not have any FC connections onboard, and using it as a FC SAN, would require purchasing the dual-port FC mezzanine card (one per controller)?
Is the inter-cluster communication for this unit internal, just as it has been for previous single chassis HA arrangements? In other words we would only need to cable up our storage network, with the cluster network internal?
If we wanted to use a FC expansion shelf with this unit, could we connect the expansion shelf to one FC port on each controller, with each of the other FC ports on each controller to our storage network? We would loose the multipath connection to our storage network, but is this a functional option?
Is it possible to use the SAS connectiors for additional SAS shelves, while using the FC ports in a mulitpath arrangement to our storage network, as another option?