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    What the heck is the difference between these san switches?

    There's two switches listed here, I can for the life of me work out what the difference is.

    HP StorageWorks 8/8 SAN Switch

    Anyone got any thoughts on Fibre Channel switches in general. We've had one HP (brocade) one fail after a year. I'm wondering if I should jump ship and look at another make.

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    The mosre expensive one supports "full fabric" whatever that may be?

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    e-port 0 is the key to this, the cheaper switch doen't have e-ports enabled (HP Power Pack+)

    An e-port is a Inter Switch Link (ISL) this will able to stack the SAN switch together to make a larger/resilient single SAN fabric.

    I like Brocade switches but I find Qlogic switches are just as reliable.

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