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Replacing DCX 85104 with SAN96B-5 - How to move the Zoning config from one switch to other

Hi Team,

 

We have DCX 8510-4 with storage and hosts connected which needs to be replaced by IBM SAN96B-5 soon.

 

Please can you suggest the best way of moving the zone config on the DCX 8510-4 to SAN96B-5 ??

 

Would prefer the one with less rework .

 

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Replacing DCX 85104 with SAN96B-5 - How to move the Zoning config from one switch to other

you have TWO options to move config from one switch to another

 

methode 1) configupload from old switch -> configdownload to -> new switch

methode 2) isl both old and new switch, the config will be synch itself, then you need just do disconnect the old switch

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Re: Replacing DCX 85104 with SAN96B-5 - How to move the Zoning config from one switch to other

Hi Techhelp,

 

Thanks for the update.

 

Do you forsee any problems in full configupload from DCX 8510-4 being downloaded to SAN96B-5 ??

 

Can i then follow the same

 

1. Install SAN96B  and power it on

2. Configdownload the DCX 8510 config

3. schedule downtime on DCX 8510-4 fabric and physically move cables to SAN96B

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Re: Replacing DCX 85104 with SAN96B-5 - How to move the Zoning config from one switch to other

-->>Do you forsee any problems in full configupload from....

 

NO.

 

I have a Project in near future to Migrate Old's Brocade 48000 to DCX-8510-4

 

I've in the meantime received from this my customer the productive config from 48K and download to my DCX in my lab, withut any kind of problem.

 

BTW: I made in the past at several time this procedure and work fine.

 

You must just planned bevore begin with the migration a window, ensure new switch have unique IP Address, and FOS Firmware is compatible with all other switch in the Fabric.

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Replacing DCX 85104 with SAN96B-5 - How to move the Zoning config from one switch to other

Thanks Techhelp.

 

Just one more query.

 

Can i do a "configupload all"  from the switch and do a "configdownload all"  on the target switch  ??

 

Also if i do the ISL method, can i do without downtime of the environment  , if i move path by path of each server  from one switch to another  ??

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