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JNI FCE-1473 and Solaris Multipathing

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Andy S, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Andy S

    Andy S Guest

    Hi all,

    I'd like to connect a StorEdge 3510 to a E3500. Since there aren't any 2
    Gbit/s (SBUS) HBAs available from Sun, I'm planning to use stock JNI
    FCE-1473 HBAs.

    Has anyone been successful in using JNI cards (not Sun OEM'ed cards) with
    the SAN Foundation Suite drivers? I'd like to try and take advantage of the
    multipathing capabilities available in SFS. If I use the bundled JNI v.5.0
    drivers, I'll have no multipathing support, unless I also use VxVM.

    I shan't be using VxVM so I guess that STMS is my only alternative for
    multipathing to the SE3510.

    Any thoughts on this?

    TIA
    Andy
     
    Andy S, Feb 8, 2004
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  2. Andy S

    Scott Howard Guest

    Why not just use the Sun 1Gb SBus Dual channel HBA (X6757A)? It's fully
    supported for the E3500/3510 (it's the only card which is). The only
    disadvantage is that's it's only 1Gb/port, but if you really need 2Gb/s
    (and I doubt you do) then just run both ports on the card to the array.

    Scott.
     
    Scott Howard, Feb 8, 2004
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