How to connect to SAN

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Is it possible to connect Server which has fiber interface and strorage server which has also fiber interface like follwoings ?
Server ----Fiber ----Storage server

I want to know if it is possible to conect to both servers directly without SAN swtich.
Just connect one fiber cables.
If yes, please let me know the URL which shows me how to set up?

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Storage server (if you mean Windows Storage Server that is - it's unclear as to your OS) generally has FC interface to connect it to a FC target, it's not a target itself. There is FC target software available, for example San Synphony but you have to buy that on top.

You can normally connect SAS storage (targets) to SAN attached servers (initiators) without a switch, just put the SAN storage controllers and HBAs into fc/al loop mode.

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