Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Connecting to an FC Fabric through an FC Router

FC ports on Flexport-capable switches can provide a connection to a FC switch in the FC SAN.

The FC ports on the Flexport-capable switch can be configured as FC E_Ports to connect with EX_Ports on a FC router through Inter-Switch Links (ISL) links. In turn, EX_Ports on the FC router connect to F_Ports on the FC Fabric switch. These connections provide support for zoning across Network OS and Fabric OS fabric types, which can enable FCoE devices on the Brocade VCS Fabric cluster to access SAN storage and services. Refer to Administering Zones for information on how to create LSAN zones.

The following figure shows an FC connection between a Network OS fabric and Fibre Channel SAN.

For details of Fibre Channel routing concepts, refer to the Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide
Figure 30. FC connection between a Network OS fabric and a Fibre Channel SAN