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Mixing HBA's in a SAN

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I read that you should not mix HBA's in a SAN.  Obviously this would pertain the vendors, but is there much leeway on the model, or is it always critical that you run the same QLogic models together if you have 2 in one server?

Now what if you have 2 servers?  Is it ok to run 2 Emulex HBA's (same models) on one server, and 2 Qlogics (same model) in another server?  I'm assuming the SAN doesn't care as long as they are matched per server.
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> Is it ok to run 2 Emulex HBA's (same models) on one server, and 2 Qlogics (same model) in another server?
Yep - no problem at all.

> I'm assuming the SAN doesn't care as long as they are matched per server.
Again, spot on. Make sure you download and install the EMC-specific drivers, firmware and BIOS from:

http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/Oem_EMC.aspx and
http://www.emulex.com/downloads/emc.html
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Thanks for verifying that for me.
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Thanks!
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