|I didn't know I could connect the GigaBit switches to the SAN switches|
I can't say for sure this is an option with your setup, I'm not familiar with the hardware you're using. I should have phrased what I said a little differently, my mistake and I apologize. I should have said "You should check and see if you can".
We have a large SAN/NAS here at work and most servers have direct fiberchannel access to it. But, the SAN/NAS also has two switches that came with it and they are connected to our network. This is a method of allowing other people access to the SAN/NAS.
For example, our network department has a share on the SAN/NAS where we store all our documentation, software, tools etc. (actually, all departments and users do) When I need to update a doc, I open the mapped drive and access the document. This is happening on the SAN/NAS via the switch that connects it to the main network. I don't have a fiber channel connection in my desktop PC in my office right.......lol......I might wish! ;)
The fiberchannel is basically highspeed access for the servers to read/write data to the drives. Non fibrechannel devices access that data via the network.
Check your documents on the equipment and see if it can't be joined to your main network.
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