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Registered: ‎03-30-2011

Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

We were having an issue with host not seeing the FC storage.  I removed the member from the Zone Config, saved it then enabled it.  Now none of the hosts can see the storage.  However the zone config remains the same, and it scurrently the only one I have configured.


Can someone help me out?  This on old brocade silkworms that I am not that familiar with.


TIA

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

undo your change first

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

You mean add the host back to the zone config?  If so done.

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

yes thats what i ment (if thats the only thing you did when it broke down).

rescan for storage.

If that doesn't work post zoning information svp

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

Rescan doesn't do anything, IE not paths or luns discovered.

Can I recreate the zone config file and not lose any data?

NET-ANN-BRC-01:admin> zoneshow
Defined configuration:
cfg:   vm_cluster1_zone_config
                vm_cluster_zone1
zone:  vm_cluster_zone1
                hp_blade1_port2; hp_blade2_port2; hp_blade3_port2;
                hp_blade4_port2; hp_blade5_port2; hp_blade6_port2
alias: hp_blade1_port2
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:02
alias: hp_blade2_port2
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:06
alias: hp_blade3_port2
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:0a
alias: hp_blade4_port2
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:0e
alias: hp_blade5_port2
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:12
alias: hp_blade6_port2
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:16

Effective configuration:
cfg:   vm_cluster1_zone_config
zone:  vm_cluster_zone1
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:02
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:06
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:0a
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:0e
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:12
                50:06:0b:00:00:c2:62:16

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

The way I see things, only your VC wwn's for HP blades are in that zone.

I don't see any storage as wwn or alias in the zone.

This zone either never worked in the firstplace or something else (storage) got deleted to.

update

figure out on which port the storage is attached and add that port (or wwn hanging off that port) to your zone and your done.

on a side note, HP best practice tells you to only add one initiator in a zone. I'm counting 6 initiators (and 0 targets)

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

Ok.

Under > Zone > WWNs > EMC Clariion 50:05:01:60:90:21:05:b7 do I need to hit "Add Member?"

Does that matter?  On the right hand side on Zone Members it only has the HP blades listed.

clariion2.PNGclariion.PNG

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

dion.v.d.c wrote:

The way I see things, only your VC wwn's for HP blades are in that zone.

I don't see any storage as wwn or alias in the zone.

This zone either never worked in the firstplace or something else (storage) got deleted to.

update

figure out on which port the storage is attached and add that port (or wwn hanging off that port) to your zone and your done.

on a side note, HP best practice tells you to only add one initiator in a zone. I'm counting 6 initiators (and 0 targets)

I never set this up a developer did who is no longer here so now its my responsibility to fix it.  So teh config is completely new to me.  IE I never saw it before today so I dont know what it may or may not have looked like prior.

Ok.  So under Zone > Ports & Attached Devices > 2,1 ..EMC Clarion hit Add member to zone members and that should do it?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

yes then save enable

if your reponible go follow a course CFA280 and take an exam.

After this little accident you have an strong argument, while your at it also take an UNIsphere/Clariion/VNX course and exam.

Looks nice of your CV as well

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Re: Need help, ESX paths all showing dead

Like so?

clariion3.PNG

Thanks for the suggestions, I could definately use the training for this stuff.   Please confirm this is what I need to do to make the storage visible via the ESX hosts.  Also is there any chance of data loss in doing this?

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