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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-10-2007

Soft zoning practice

Hey Gents, got a quick question. I forgot the answer to this.

What happens if you create multiple aliases to the same WWN and create multiple zones on top of that. Just thinking in my head, nothing bad should happen.

Is there a specific documentation that suggest this one way or the other?


alias1: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

alias2: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

zone1: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:f2

zone2: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:f3

Super Contributor
Posts: 635
Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Soft zoning practice


I have attached the Brocade Zoning Guide.

You will find some helpful information. I would not recommend to create two different ALIAS for a single pWWN. This will confuse other administrators.



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