Visio by DPTPB: 16G / 32G SAN Switch & ATTO Bridge shape update (V2)

 

April 1, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

Executive Summary

  • All DPTPB SAN switch and ATTO bridges shapes have been updated, using the same design as recently upgraded 10GbE and 1GbE switches. More info on design changes for switch shapes can be found in my blog post: Visio by DPTPB: Update Notes for All Switch stencils.
  • Added Brocade G620 32G FC switch shapes
  • Removed some SAN switch shape variants and all 8GB Atto (6500N) shapes to reduce clutter and make shape maintenance easier.

New Brocade G620 32G FC switch DPTPB shapes

It seems that following Broadcom acquisition Brocade is shaving costs and has fired their Visio developers. They used to have nice vector based stencils for their gear. Their current SAN Visio stencil package is quite a downgrade when compared to the previous shapes. All shapes are basically copy-pasted Powerpoint raster images, not in scale, no connection points, no nothing.

So I used similar technique as with DPTPB Nutanix shapes: take a decent shape as a starting point, break it down to components and make your own shape. This time the “donor” shape was a VDX6740 switch with 48xsfp+ ports + 4xQSFP+ ports, very much like G620, only difference is the optics/cables used: VDX uses Ethernet optics/cables where as G620 is equipped with Fibre Channel optics/cables. In fact in real life they might even share some, if not most components.

Since making the shape involves some conversion between vector formats and copy-pasting from inkscape, the end result is not 100% match to the original image, but close enough and whole lot better than those sorry-cheap-ass-powerpoint-imitations.

Variants:

  • Rack / Mid
  • 2×4 / 12d

Picture: Brocade G620 DPTPB Visio shapes (front view)

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Picture: Brocade G620 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, mid 2×4)

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Picture: Brocade G620 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, rack 2×4)

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Picture: Brocade G620 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, zoomed)

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Picture: Brocade G620 DPTPB shapes in Visio “Shapes” window

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Updated Brocade 6505 16G SAN Switch DPTPB shapes

24 port 16G Fibre Channel Switch.

Variants:

  • Rack / Mid
  • 2×4 / 12d
  • Metro shapes
    • Front-End SAN
    • Back-End SAN

Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB Visio shapes (front view)

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Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, mid 12d)

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Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, rack 12d)

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Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, zoomed)

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Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, front-end metro)

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Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB shapes in Visio “Shapes” window

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Updated Brocade 6505 16G SAN Switch DPTPB shapes

48 port 16G Fibre Channel Switch

Variants:

  • Rack / Mid
  • 2×4 / 12d
  • Metro shapes
    • Front-End SAN
    • Back-End SAN

Picture: Brocade 6510 DPTPB Visio shapes (front view)

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Picture: Brocade 6510 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, mid 2×4)

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Picture: Brocade 6510 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, rack 2×4)

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Picture: Brocade 6510 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, zoomed)

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Picture: Brocade 6505 DPTPB Visio shape (rear view, front-end metro)

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Picture: Brocade 6510 DPTPB shapes in Visio “Shapes” window

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Updated ATTO 16G Fibre Channel – SAS Bridge DPTPB shapes

ATTO bridges are mostly used with NetApp MetroCluster setups. Updated ATTO shapes to follow similar logic as other switch shapes. Updates applied only to the latest generation of 16G ATTO bridges (7500N). Removed old 8G ATTO shapes.

Atto bridges can be used with Fabric Metrocluster and in this case they are connected to Back-End SAN switches. Separate variants for Fabric Metro

Additionally you can build a stretched ATTO MetroCluster without back-end fabric. This limits the distance between sites to few hundred meters, but potentially saves costs as there is no need for back-end SAN switches, as ATTO bridges are directly connected to NetApp controllers. Separate variants for direct attached ATTO bridges

ATTO bridges are typically deployed in pairs, one ATTO pair at “site one” and one ATTO pair at “site two”.

Picture: DPTPB ATTO shape  (front view)

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Picture: DPTPB ATTO shape for fabric attached MetroCluster (rear view)

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Picture: DPTPB ATTO shape for fabric attached MetroCluster (rear view, zoomed in)

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Picture: DPTPB ATTO shape for direct attached MetroCluster (rear view)

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Picture: DPTPB ATTO shape for direct attached MetroCluster (rear view, zoomed in)

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Picture: DPTPB ATTO shapes in Visio “Shapes” window

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Downloads

SAN switches and ATTO bridges are part of DPTPB NetApp stencil collection. Please visit downloads page for updated stencil packages.

Additionally NetApp AFF A300 Metrocluster sample drawings have been updated to use these new shapes, also available on downloads page.

 

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