08-28-2011 09:44 AM
Hello guys Iam new to san and fiber stuff
Just got a lower end san Cx3 to setup with a 2 brocade switches and 3 vmware host with Qlogic hba
the ethernet parts are setup correctly
I want to be able to add all these devices to be using the fiber swithes
how to I reserve a port do I need any software to manage myfibers swithes or I can manage trought web
I need to be able to configure my san , my host to be using fiber switches they are all connected how to I make ports reservation for each devices?
08-29-2011 06:42 AM
welcome to the SAN world.
You can manage the SAN switches via cli (telnet/ssh) or web (http)
The default SAN Switch IP is 10.77.77.77
For a basic setup procedure please read the admin guide first.
Primary you should have zoning enabled to isolate the traffic and to avoid that each HBA can see each other.
Primary you have different types of HBAs. Targets = Storage ports and Initiators = Servers.
A single Initiator should be zone to a single Target in one zone.
Each HBA has two WWNs. One is the portWWN and the other is the nodeWWN.
Please use only portWWN in your zoning.
There are much more information needed to set it up.
If you need further assist please let me know.