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Registered: ‎01-26-2011

How can i transfer zoning configuration from DS-4700m to DS-5100B

Appreciates your help.

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Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: How can i transfer zoning configuration from DS-4700m to DS-5100B

Does your 5100 have a zoning config on it already?

If it doesn't you can ISL the 4700 to the 5100 and the 5100 should pick up the 4700s zoning entries.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-26-2011

Re: How can i transfer zoning configuration from DS-4700m to DS-5100B

Thanks for the prompt reply, It's totally new switch and we are migrating from 4700M to 5100B to add more ports.

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Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-22-2009

Re: How can i transfer zoning configuration from DS-4700m to DS-5100B

No problem. 

You should be able to connect the two via ISL (will require interop mode).

Once the 4700 and 5100 have connected and everything is working properly, you should see the new zoning entries in the 5100.  You can now remove the ISL or keep it up and running.  Then you can migrate your connections to the 5100 as needed.  Keep in mind that you will need to be using WWN zoning and not Domain/Port based zoning. 

I don't remember if the 4700 forced you into Domain/Port but I don't think so.

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Registered: ‎01-26-2011

Re: How can i transfer zoning configuration from DS-4700m to DS-5100B

Thanks again, I thought of migrating the zoning configuration to new switch and then change the switches to make it simple for me but it looks like i need to ISL them.

Appreciated  your help.

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