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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-04-2012
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Error:Operation is not allowed on ALIAS zone

Hi Friends,

 

I am getting the below error.

 

XXXXX-SAN:admin> cfgadd XXXXX_SAN_XXX,XXXX_V7000_N1P1
Error: Operation is not allowed on ALIAS zone

 

I have created aliases on the switch where the ports are online. Its a new switch, and I did the below steps.

 

1) Created 2 new aliases for 2 ports.

2) Created a new zone and added both the alias instead of wwpn.

3) Created a new cfg, and added the zone.

4) Activated the cfg and saved it.

 

But what I need is, I am not able to see the aliases while executing cfgactvshow. But whereas in zone show I can view the aliases. The output for cfgactvshow is as below.

 

 

XXXXXX-SAN-1:admin> cfgshow
Defined configuration:
 cfg:   XXXXXX_SAN_LEFT
                XXXXXX_V7000_CLUSTER
 zone:  XXXXXX_V7000_CLUSTER
                XXXXXX_V7000_N1P1; XXXXXX_V7000_N2P1
 alias: XXXXXX_V7000_N1P1
                50:05:07:68:03:07:ab:e8
 alias: XXXXXX_V7000_N2P1
                50:05:07:68:03:07:ab:e9

Effective configuration:
 cfg:   XXXXXX_SAN_LEFT
 zone:  XXXXXX_V7000_CLUSTER
                50:05:07:68:03:07:ab:e8
                50:05:07:68:03:07:ab:e9

 

 

Where as in Zoneshow I can see the alias as below

 

XXXXXX-SAN-1:admin> zoneshow XXXXXX_V7000_CLUSTER
 zone:  XXXXXX_V7000_CLUSTER
                XXXXXX_V7000_N1P1; XXXXXX_V7000_N2P1

Valued Contributor
Posts: 547
Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: Error:Operation is not allowed on ALIAS zone

Config only contains zones, so you should only do:
cfgadd <configname>,<zonename>

Don't worry, all the aliases are stored in the persistent memory anyway when you do cfgsave (and/or cfgenable), you don't have to (and in fact you just can't) save aliases in the config.
Valued Contributor
Posts: 547
Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: Error:Operation is not allowed on ALIAS zone

[ Edited ]

... and yes, active/effective zoning always lists only zone names and underlying wwns, no matter if you defined aliases for these wwns or not.

Contributor
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-04-2012

Re: Error:Operation is not allowed on ALIAS zone

Thanks a lot Alex

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