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How to merge two fabrics using DCFM?

Hi,

I would like to merge two fabrics using DCFM Professional Plus (during its evaluation period). I have the following questions:

Is it possible to do this operation without disabling fabric?

  • I'd like to do it in DCFM by choosing: Configure=>Zoning=>Fabric=>Compare (in Zone DB Operation) then
  • choose in Reference Zone DB Fabric B
  • choose in Editable Zone DB Fabric A
  • check the FabricB Zone Configuration in Reference Zone DB (FabricB is the name of the Fabric B zone config)
  • check the FabricA Zone Configuration in Editable Zone DB (FabricA is the name of the Fabric A zone config)
  • click on the Merge button in order to add all zones and aliases from FabricB to FabricA zone config

  • the same operation I want to do for Fabric B:
  • choose in Reference Zone DB Fabric A
  • choose in Editable Zone DB Fabric B
  • check the FabricA Zone Configuration in Reference Zone DB (FabricA is the name of the Fabric A zone config)
  • check the FabricB Zone Configuration in Editable Zone DB (FabricB is the name of the Fabric A zone config)
  • click on the Merge button in order to add      all zones and aliases from FabricA to FabricB zone config

At this moment I should have two active zone configs having exactly the same entries. Am I correct?

What should be the next step? Maybe to make the ISL connection beetwen the two switches I want to connect into single fabric? But if so, is it not become segmented due to the fact that this two fabrics have different names (zone configuration names - FabricA and FabricB)? Is it possible to merge two fabrics with identical entries (zones names, zones content, alias names, alias content) but with different zone configuration names?

Maybe you know better way of merging two fabrics into single one without disabling it? If so, please tell me about it.

Thanks in advance,

Konrad

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Re: How to merge two fabrics using DCFM?

why you opened TWO Thread with same content ?

what is the reason ?

TechHelp24
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Re: How to merge two fabrics using DCFM?

I am sorry, I did it by mistake.

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Re: How to merge two fabrics using DCFM?

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