SAN: connection

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

1) This is related to the SAN (Storage Area Network)
2) I saw at a company the followings:
-ExchangeA -->
-ExchangeB -->
-FileServerA -->
-FileServerB -->
-BackupSrv -->
-HP MSA2000(Left) -->
-HP MSA2000 (Right) -->
-HP FiberswitchA -->
-HP FiberswitchB -->
3) I believe the SAN are HP MSA2000 (left) and HP MSA2000 (right)
4) I believe the management console of the SAN is at the BackupSRV
5) I believe the SAN are used by ExchangeA, ExchangeB, FileserverA and FileserverB
6) The things that I am confused related to the Cable Connection of the SAN
7) My questions:
First: What cable connection between the SAN and ExchangeA & B
2nd: What cable connection between the SAN and BackupSrv
3rd: What cable connection between the SAN and FileserverA & B
4th: What cable connection between the SAN and HP FiberswitchA & B
8) Would you give your best assumption or judgment please
9) Thanks

Question by:tjie
    LVL 13

    Accepted Solution

    Wouldn't the fiber switches connect all servers to the san and vice versa?

    Author Comment

    1) I am not sure ....
    2) What about normally in the production environment?
    3) If the fiber switches connect all servers to the SAN, that means The SAN has many fiber ports --> What is the maximum fiber ports an HP MSA 2000 can have?

    4) What is the function of HP FiberSwitch A & B? (I saw many fiber cables there)

    Author Closing Comment

    The approaches partly solve the problem

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