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Dell 1000e to HP P6500 EVA SAN

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hi Experts,
Intention is to connect directly from DELL m1000e (8Gbs FC pass-through module) to HP SAN storage (HP FC SAN switch). Please advise if the required setup is feasible. Thanks in advance.

Current setup as follows:

Blade enclosure
DELL m1000e chassis with M710 half-height blades (Windows 2008 R2 with Hyper-V vms)
I/O Bay 1 - M63348 switch
I/O Bay 2 - 8Gbs FC pass-through module
I/O Bay 3 - Empty
I/O Bay 4 - M63348 switch
I/O Bay 5 - 8Gbs FC pass-through module
I/O Bay 6 - Empty  

SAN Storage
HP 8/40 Base 24-ports Enabled SAN switch - PN: AM869A (with HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ and Multi-mode OM3 LC/LC FC cable)
HP P6500 EVA Dual controller
HP M6612 SAS drive enclosures
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That should work assuming you have fibre channel mezzanines in the blades. Dell do Brocade switches that can go in the enclosure though, possibly cheaper than buying pass-throughs plus external switches.
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hi,

Yes. Qlogic QME2572 8Gbps FC8 HBA D/C card installed.
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