06-04-2016 02:01 PM
We have 66 host connected to two fabric domain. Current zoning is configured with one to many initiator. Now we want to migrate current zoning to peer zoning. Here is our SAN specification:
Brocade Model: 6510
Fabric OS Version : 7.4.x
So what is best option to migrate?
Awaiting to hear from anyone.
06-04-2016 11:38 PM
-> We have 66 host
-> connected to two fabric domain.
-> Brocade Model: 6510
Can you please specified a bit more ?
66 Host from a count cannot be connected to 6510 because the switch have only 48 Port.
Are the 66 Host per Fabric or in Total and distributed on both Fabric ?
Keep in mind, you don’t have with such a design any Failover.
06-04-2016 11:55 PM
In the current environment having total 4 x 6510 switch. So we used 2 x 6510 is one Fabic and 2 x 6510 is for 2nd fabric.
Currently legacy zoning is configure and it is working. But current zoning is not comply with best practice as we used one to many initiator method which is increasing RSCN strom. Since we have Fabric OS 7.4 which is supporting peer zoning so we are planing to migrate legacy zoning to peer zoning to take advantage peer zoning which is comply with best practice. So we are looking way forward for migration.
Please let know for further information.
06-05-2016 01:04 AM
As per my opinion a simple way to migrate the zone into a productive environment, you have to implement the BNA.
Alternative, but bit difficult, make sure both fabric are full redundant path, create a new config i.e. in Fabric_A, convert the Zoning in the new config, and then set to active.
is not a easy way...
06-06-2016 06:50 AM
07-07-2016 01:03 AM
Simply create a new config with just peer zones configured. After all that is done simply enable that config and remove the old config plus old zones. Would take around 10 minutes to create a simple script like that if you know the targets and associated initiators.