Can I connect a EMC Fibre switch directly to a Cisco switch using fiber, so hosts can access the SAN?

Posted on 2012-09-12
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
My company recently purchased a used CX300 SAN; it came with a fibre channel switch BS32b2. I would like to connect it directly to our a Catalyst 3750G switch so I can have all the servers access it without installing the fibre cards in each server. Please let me know thanks
Question by:boxer327
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    Accepted Solution

    No, the Catalyst talks Ethernet and the SAN talks Fibre Channel. They are not compatible unless you buy a fibre channel to iSCSI bridge to convert the protocol. You can buy fibre channel HBAs to put in your servers or use a single server as a NAS head to the SAN and use that for file serving.

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    Thanks. I went with your suggestion.

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