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Old 07-07-2010
Sunfire 490 connect to IBM SAN DS4000

Hi All

Recently i plan use our company Sunfire V490 to hook up the IBM SAN Storage DS4000.

But i not sure is it got any requirement to do this, is it need any extra driver, equipment??? hope can get some advice from here..

Kindly advise.

Thanks all
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Old 07-07-2010
hi,

it is in the cluster-support-matrix, so it should work without problems:
Sun Cluster Open Storage Program - IBM ? Enterprise Storage Server family

gP
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Old 07-08-2010
erm... if let say the Sunfire 490 will connect to a SAN switch only connect to the SAN DS4300, is it need extra drive to let the SAN switch recognize the server?

---------- Post updated 07-08-10 at 11:00 AM ---------- Previous update was 07-07-10 at 04:02 PM ----------

Hi all
i saw this in the IBM System Storage™ DS4000 Interoperability Matrix

Code:
Qlogic adapters are only supported if used in conjunction with IBM FAStT FC-2/133 and IBM FC 4Gbps PCI-X BIOS and Device Drivers

but i not very understand with this statement, anyone have idea?

below is my Qlogic HBA model
Code:
# fcinfo hba-port
HBA Port WWN: 23000003bab05fcb
        OS Device Name: /dev/cfg/c3
        Manufacturer: QLogic Corp.
        Model: 2200
        Firmware Version: 2.1.144
        FCode/BIOS Version: ISP2200 FC-AL Host Adapter Driver: 1.15 04/03/22
        Type: L-port
        State: online
        Supported Speeds: 1Gb
        Current Speed: 1Gb
        Node WWN: 22000003bab05fcb
HBA Port WWN: 210000e08b1cc3c1
        OS Device Name: /dev/cfg/c1
        Manufacturer: QLogic Corp.
        Model: QLA2300
        Firmware Version: 3.3.24
        FCode/BIOS Version: QLogic QLA2312 Fibre Channel Host Adapter fcode version 2.00.06 04/07/03
        Type: L-port
        State: online
        Supported Speeds: 1Gb 2Gb
        Current Speed: 1Gb
        Node WWN: 200000e08b1cc3c1
HBA Port WWN: 210000e08b1cf9c1
        OS Device Name: /dev/cfg/c2
        Manufacturer: QLogic Corp.
        Model: QLA2300
        Firmware Version: 3.3.24
        FCode/BIOS Version: QLogic QLA2312 Fibre Channel Host Adapter fcode version 2.00.06 04/07/03
        Type: L-port
        State: online
        Supported Speeds: 1Gb 2Gb
        Current Speed: 1Gb
        Node WWN: 200000e08b1cf9c1


Last edited by SmartAntz; 07-08-2010 at 12:06 AM..
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Old 07-08-2010
The only potential problem I see is the 1Gbit speed of the FC HBA. It's possible that the DS4300 is 2Gbit minimum... you'll need to check.

I don't think anything else will be an issue.

If you don't need the poor performing switch, you might do better to go direct to the storage unit (if that's ok). Otherwise, I'd invest in a new switch (IMHO).
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