07-17-2008 10:54 AM
We are in the planning phase of zoning two Brocade 4100 switches. Right now there are no zones so all servers see everything on the fabric. Below is an outline of the process we are planning on following, also this must be done while the servers are online but at a low IO time period.
Any insights or tips are greatly appreciated.
Create alias names
for all WWN’s.
Create a single zone
that contains all of the aliases, this is done to keep the environment in a
working state, as it is now, where all servers and storage belong to the same
Create and enable
the single large zone configuration,
individual zones using the single initiator rule, one host per zone with
multiple targets (storage ports).
Once all of the
zones have been created and verified, add each zone one at a time to the
Remove the added
server from the ‘All_aliases_zone_config’ zone
Enable the config to
verify server connectivity.
Repeat steps 5-7 for
the remainder of zones, once complete the large zone configuration can be
07-17-2008 08:16 PM
Are both 4100 in the same Fabric ?
Are both switches Connected trough ISL ?
Plan they to use both Switches redundantly ( Falover ) or single ?
Have all Server Two ( or more ) HBA ? and the Array Dual Port Capable ?