How to Configure an Additional HBA on a Cisco MDS FC Switch (vMware v5.0)
Posted on 2013-01-07
In my current environment I have 3 sites, two host per datacenter in a single cluster. My objective is to install an additional host on site A and Site B to allocate more resources to each datacenter. Each host will be configured with 2 HBAs per host. Once the objective is reached, I will have three host per site with two HBAs per host.
Environment: EMC VNX5300, MDS FC, NAS Block Storage, RecoverPoint, Replication from site A to Site B.
1. How should I configure the 2 existing Cisco MDS FC switches to support the new host?
2. How do I load the HBA driver on an ESXi v5.0 server?
3. What risks exist on the array when this type of upgrade is performed?
Thank you for your support.