2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2013 7:18 AM by RAVI.PALADUGU RSS

Ports on the Filers

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Hi All,


I would like to know all types of Ports on the filer and purpose of those ports.


For Ex:-


Onboard GbE ports

Onboard SAS

Modular I/O slots

Dual-Port 8/4/2Gb FC Disk Adapter (max.)

Dual-Port 10GbE Ethernet Adapter   ??????????????




  • Re: Ports on the Filers
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    Hello, you should take a look at hwu.netapp.com


    Best wishes,

    Pedro Rocha

  • Re: Ports on the Filers
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    The number of onboard ports vary for different models, so regardless of number of ports the use cases are as described:


    Onboard Gbe ports: Available for host connectivity [e0a, e0b,e0c, e0d....]

    Onboard FC: For SAN, also will be using FC disk shelves [0a,0b,0c,0d.....]

    Onboard SAS: Some SAS tape drives are supported, but as you likely will be using SAS disk shelves

    SCSI Connection: for connection to tape devices

    InfiniBand: for cluster interconnect, now MTP cable is used with converter

    Serial Console: For CE's to connect directly to filers by usind DB9 cables

    RLM NIC: for remote management

    There can be multiple modular expansion slots for expanding onboard ports and for Flash modules and all that good stuff


    For ex:

    2x FAS6280 w/ IOXM

    -    6x X2067 – 4 port SAS adapter

    -    2x X2065 – 4 port SAS adapter

    -    2x X1971A-B – 512Gb FlashCache

    -    2x X1971A – 512Gb FlashCache

    -    20x 2m LC/LC Cables

    -    2x 5m SAS Cables

    -    2x Universal Rail Kits

    Onboard Ports Target


    2x FAS3240

    -    E0A/E0B in use

    -    0a/0b – SAS Host

    -    0c/0d in use as target

    -    2x 256Gb FlashCache

    -    3a/3b/3c/3d – SAS Host

    -    4a/4d – SAS Host


    Also you will be using 10 gig ports for connected HA pair's for snapvault traffic. Configuration changes from environment to environment depending on the requirement.

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