I would like to link our MDS-9148 (with MDS-SFP-8GSW) to
a) HP Storageworks fabric switch AM867A with HP Shortwave SFPs
& Kernel version: 184.108.40.206 & Fabric OS version v6.3.1a
b) IBM fabric switch (I don't have the model & its version currently
(I think IBM OEM from Brocade)
Purpose of the above is so that devices on the HP & IBM switches
can be seen by the servers on the Cisco MDS & vice versa
Is ISL supported between MDS & the above two brands of switches?
Where can I find the support/compatibility matrix?
Is ISL (connecting the SFPs of one switch to the SFPs of the other
switch) the only option or there's other types of connections? Pls
elaborate if there's other options.
I recall reading somewhere that for ISL, an FC switch needs to be
able to support a certain type of port. Is it N-port, F-port, L-port