Can Vtrak x30 Series connect directly to Mac Pros without fibre switch ?

PROMISE VTrak x30 Series 48TB (16 by 3TB SAS) 3U RAID Subsystem have 8 fibre connection in the back.
We intend to use it for a 7 Mac Pros system.
Can we connect it directly to 7 Mac Pros or we have to use a fibre switch ?
Does any body have experience on this ?
Nguyen Anh

  • Asked by Nguyen Chi H from Hochiminh
  • May 26, 2013
PROMISE VTrak x30 Series 48TB (16 by 3TB SAS) 3U RAID Subsystem

PROMISE VTrak x30 Series 48TB (16 by 3TB SAS) 3U RAID Subsystem

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Answer

    You could connect it to 4 Mac Pros without a switch. Each Mac Pro must have a Fibre Channel connection to both halves of the Vtrak: one cable should go to Controller 1, and one cable to Controller 2. If you would like to connect more than 4 host computers, a fibre switch must be used. --Joe, Promise Technology, 408-228-1500

    • Answered by Joe E from Sunnyvale
    • May 28, 2013