can someone clarify the cabling I need to attach a Fibre Array ( Avid MediArray2) to a server ( DL580 G2 ) with 2 HBA's please?
I've got the array with dual ports in the back, both marked in / out.
I've got 2 x Qlogic 2200 HMA's.( single port)
I've got win3k server.
I can't figure out what the best or proper way to cable it is.
I am presuming that I run a cable from Qlogic 2200 1 to "IN" on first controller on array and run a cable from QLogic 2200 2 to "OUT" on second controller on array.
In my mind this is making a loop between server and storage.
Is this correct?
I've attached a diagram to explain.
Ideally, if I can figure out how and if it will work - I'd use one controller ( on array box) to attach to half the drives, and one for the other half.
Then present that as one logical storage area but I/O split.
Is that possible with my existing hardware and WIn3k standard?