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Just been digging about in our server cabinets and found our Main GB switches all have the ability to ...
1st March 2011, 02:28 PM #1
Can I use a 3Com 4200G as a SAN switch?!
Just been digging about in our server cabinets and found our Main GB switches all have the ability to take fibre connections. I then found some spare SFPs in another cabinet and thought, what if I stuck one of these in one of our 4200G switches and connected that directly to our Promise Vtrak E310fs, could we have ourselves a SAN thingy?!
I'm not sure if that switch will talk directly to the Promise box?! If it will, any pointers on configuring the thing?
1st March 2011, 03:44 PM #2
Nope thats not possible.. That SAN uses Fibre Channel ports so you'll need a fiber channel switch for this. The 3com 4200 can't do this.
1st March 2011, 03:46 PM #3
Thanks bio, I thought as much, but wanted to give it every opportunity to surprise me!
1st March 2011, 03:50 PM #4
In the future, 10GBe switches will allow fibre channel connections with Intels FCoE
Fibre Channel over Ethernet Cuts Cost and Complexity of SAN Connectivity
1st March 2011, 03:52 PM #5
Ooh, that looks interesting.
While I've got your attention! Would this be ok as a good little starter SAN Switch?
IBM TotalStorage 3534 F08 SAN Fibre Channel Switch on eBay (end time 01-Mar-11 19:22:22 GMT)
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