1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 29, 2009 6:08 PM by Dan_O

    Connect 2 Intel Modular Server together by an external SAS connexion



      I have found a specification explaining  how to connect one MFSYS25 (IMS) with an external to a Promise* VTrak E610s.

      This not exactly what i want.

      What i want to do is to  connect one MFSYS25 to another MFSYS25 (by interconnecting the SAS external port of each  MFSYS25).


      You have understood, i would like scalability.


      In such configuration :

      - the first MFSYS25 (say MFSYS25-1) would host the 6 blades + the SAN

      - the second MFSYS25 (say MFSYS25-2) would host  6 more blades (these 6 blades use the remote SAN offered by MFSYS25-1)

      For MFSYS25-2 point of view, MFSYS25-1 would then appear as a pure external SAN.


      Is it technically feasible ? (this depends of SAS zoning capabilities of your system, I guess)


      For info ;

      I am currently working with IBM to do the same thing between one HS21 (in a Blade Center-E) and one HS21  (in a Blade Center-S - hosting the SAN).

      I have the two guys in lab, but for the moment, we did not succeed to make the HS21 (in the BC-E) access to its lun located on the BC-S.


      If you have a solution to my requirement , then i will choose Intel IMS.


      /Ronan GUILLOU

      former Intel employee (at Intel France)

      Test & Integration Director at CENTILE (www.centile.com)