Workstation fails to boot on SAN using Vixel 2100 switch.
Posted on 2005-03-21
I have just completed integration of a SAN using a 1Gb Vixel 2100 switch. The system consists of three JBOD's all directly connected to the switch via copper GBIC's. For the last week, two workstations (one Win 2K and one Win XP PRO) have been successfully simultaneously accessing the storage by using Rorke Data's ImageSAN software. Sunday evening, I added the third and final workstation (Win 2K) to the network . I brought it up by itself and it works perfectly. PROBLEM: If the final workstation is running, neither of the original two will boot. Also, if either or both of the original two are running the third and final will hang on booting. Does this sound like a "propigated lip" related problem? (I have no idea what that is.) In sevral different installations over recent years I have run successfully with TWO hosts. This is the first time I have tried to add a simultaneous third host to the switch. BTW, all hosts are connected to the switch via 1Gb OPTICAL HBA's. Thanks for the help.