How to Patch In to Fiber Switch

tonyswu's picture


Supposedly you have 2 fiber switches, and your servers / storage devices all have 2 fiber connectors, do you connect 1 to each switch, or do you connect both to 1 switch and rely on the switch uplink?

Just being curious.

lucasnap's picture

This is called multi-path. You don't need to connect the fibre switches to each other. You connect every server (initiator) and storage (target) to both FC switches. To be precise: you connect every controller of the storage on both FC switches.

If you don't have storage that support multipath you can't do this.