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Pinned topic 2 DS4300s, 1 host.

‏2013-01-11T15:45:22Z |
Hi There,

I currently have a DS4300 (1722-600) directly attached to an IBM,9133-55A server running AIX 6.1.

We have another identical DS4300 from an old machine and I would like to know if it is possible to connect this extra DS4300 to the existing setup.

Can we treat the extra DS4300 as an expansion unit?

I have been unable to find any information on this online, I realise it is not what one would normally do, but I have the kit and would like to make use of it if I can.

Many thanks in advance for any advice.

Rob
Updated on 2013-01-13T14:47:42Z at 2013-01-13T14:47:42Z by The_Doctor
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: 2 DS4300s, 1 host.

    ‏2013-01-11T16:10:02Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Hi Rob,

    no you can't use it so.

    If you are using SAN attachment, you can connect your second storage to the same switch, you will end up with two disk arrays visible through same HBAs on AIX.
    /Sergey
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      Re: 2 DS4300s, 1 host.

      ‏2013-01-11T16:18:50Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Hi Sergey,

      Thank you very much for the information it is very helpful.

      Kind regards

      Rob
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    Re: 2 DS4300s, 1 host.

    ‏2013-01-13T14:47:42Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Do you have spare HBA ports on the 9133-55A ?

    If so, use them for direct attach to the 2nd DS4300.

    But as already stated, I think the preferred method would be to install 2 SAN switches & connect to both DS4300s through the SAN.