FC/FCoE Question Regarding Fabric-A/Fabric-B Design

Hi guys!

I'm currently studying some FC/FCoE designs and I woul like to double check some stuff with you... I read somewhere that you should not connect fabric-a and fabric-b togheter. Let me post a topology for you guys...

 

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The question is: That link from Nexus 7010 to the other Nexus 7010 should not exist right? 

 

Thanks!

 

PS: In case the topology don't work, here is the link: http://imgur.com/aejEmvv

Comments

  • The way that you have identified your topology you still want to maintain physical separation between SAN A and SAN B. Unless you're using something like Dynamic FCoE, you'll want to make sure there is no E-W traffic and as a result you'll not connect a FCoE VLAN east-west between the N7ks as you have drawn here.

    Hope this helps,

    J Metz

  • Correct, and the diagonal links from the 9513s should not exist, either.

    You can technically achieve fabric isolation by implementing VSANs, but that's not typically used in production. Just CCIE labs :)

  • Correct that should not be a vTE between the N7Ks. You don't want to cross the streams between SAN A and SAN B ;)

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    On Jul 10, 2014, at 8:25 AM, "rafaelbn" <[email protected]> wrote:

    Hi guys!

    I'm currently studying some FC/FCoE designs and I woul like to double check some stuff with you... I read somewhere that you should not connect fabric-a and fabric-b togheter. Let me post a topology for you guys...

     

     

    The question is: That link from Nexus 7010 to the other Nexus 7010 should not exist right? 

     

    Thanks!

     

    PS: In case the topology don't work, here is the link: http://imgur.com/aejEmvv




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