I have a MLX network on which i do MPLS tunnel to delivry LAN to LAN.
I would like to know if it’s possible to delivery SAN to SAN over MPLS ?
Thanks by advance !
Best answer by Michael Morey
I am not sure if I understand your question, however I will attempt to answer your question with some general information.
The MLX itself does not support direct SAN connectivity; FC, FCOE etc. This is an ethernet device that provides Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing. As you mentioned, the MLX supports MPLS and both VPLS (point to multipoint) and VLL (point to point) Layer 2 extension. Traffic needs to be tagged/untagged for the appropriate VLAN in order to be placed onto the MPLS network.
If your SAN traffic is not encapsulated correctly as Ethernet Traffic, I would not expect it to flow over the MPLS network.
Principal Technical Support Engineer / Extreme Networks