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What port type and config would be used on the Fabic interconnect using Unified ports to use fc up link to Ethernet switch with FC uplink  This is 10 gb fc connections from Fabric interconnect to ethernet switch.
I would like confige both sided the switch is alcatel switch
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by:Don Johnston
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use fc up link to Ethernet switch with FC uplink  
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but you can't connect a FC link to an Ethernet switch.  Or are you doing FCoE?
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The switch has 10 gb fiber uplinks which I want to connect the interconnect to.
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What model switch?
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7210 switch
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The 7210 does not have any Fiber Channel ports.
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OmniSwitch 6850E i gave wrong switch sorry
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The OmniSwitch 6850E does not have any Fiber Channel ports.
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spf+ connections are 10 gb optic
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I think you are confusing Ethernet with Fiber Channel.  Just because a physical connection uses fiber does not mean it's capable of carrying Fiber Channel traffic.

Can you please explain what it is you are trying to accomplish.
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I am trying to uplink the Interconnect for UCS to the Switches using the 10 GB up link.
I need to know the config for the unified port on the interconnect
thanks
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Ethernet, Fiber Channel, FCoE?
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The switch is ether net out to hosts the up link is 10 gb sfp+ connection using Fiber cable that connects to UCS interconnect.

I dont know what port type the interconnect needs to be in for this link.
If i set port to FC the it does not have up link available.
So do I set the ucs interconnect port to ether net and select up link even if it is using fc cable from interconnect to switch?

Thanks for you patience
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FC=Fiber Channel. That is how you connect servers to SANs.  If you are not connecting the UCS to a Fiber Channel switch of directly to a SAN, do NOT use an FC port type.   The port type needs to be Ethernet. Not Fiber Channel.

By default, the low numbered ports on the Fabric Interconnect (FI) and Ethernet.  If you go into the UCS manager and select the FI, you should see an image of the FI ports. Under the ports will be a slider. All the ports to the right of the slider will be Fiber Channel ports. To the left of the slider will be the ethernet ports.  Then once you have the port personality defined, you can make the port an access or trunk port depending on your needs.

These two links should provide you with everything you need.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/gui/config/guide/2.0/b_UCSM_GUI_Configuration_Guide_2_0_chapter_0101.html

http://jeremywaldrop.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/cisco-ucs-6248-unified-port-configuration/
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Thanks for the answer and your patience
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