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Registered: ‎03-04-2012

How to zone if we are having one brocade 300 san switch, one tape library,server and storage

Hi Friends,

we are having  one brocade 300 switch,storage ,tapelibrary and 3 servers.Among them,

1.Tape library having two drives each having 1FC ports(tapelibrary having robotic arm )

2. Each server having 2 hba cards and  we are using one port from each hba card ,Multipathing is done in each server.

3.Among 3 servers one server is backup server another is application and another one is database.

4.In storage we are using 4 FC port to present lun to server.

5.one brocade switch

      please let me know how to do zone for the above scenario. Thanks in advance

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Posts: 931
Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: How to zone if we are having one brocade 300 san switch, one tape library,server and storage

Best practice would be to zone one target one initiator as it most closely resembles a SCSI bus.

A target is an FC port of tapelib or Storage array.

An initiator is an HBA port in a server.

Whether you want to follow the best practice is up to you.

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