03-23-2009 05:22 AM
Hi, I need documentation for hints on how to zone up storage arrays which were previously on arbitrated loops.
Switch: (Brocade 200E)
Server: (Sun E2900)
Array: (StorageTek 3510s + JBODs).
(Partial Output from 'switchshow')
7 7 id N4 Online F-Port 10:00:00:00:c9:57:cd:8f
8 8 id N2 Online L-Port 2 public
9 9 id N2 Online L-Port 2 public
10 10 id N2 Online L-Port 2 public
11 11 id N2 Online L-Port 2 public
12 12 -- N4 No_Module (No POD License) Disabled
These arrays were previously directly attached to the server, but have since had their data evacuated and refibred up to the switch. I wanted to do WWN-based zoning methodology, but port-based zoning seems the only option as I cannot see the WWNs attached to the port (above).
It's imaging it a big subject, and I'd like to do some reading round it, but I have not found relevent strategies on google about this. Does anyone have any links or 'search expressions' which have yeilded more favourable hits?
Additionally, how would I be able to identify all the WWNs on the loop on ports8-11?
04-03-2009 06:38 AM
To get the ports to log in to the switch, you need to change the port setting on the array from FC-AL to Point-to-Point and enable Fabric connection.
04-03-2009 06:45 AM
So, there's no way to allow a switch to use poin-to-point and FC-AL in a mixed mode fashion? I already have data on the 3510s that I wanted to preserve.