05-14-2012 06:01 AM
Are SAN best practices ok to use 2 (or several) members in an zone alias in large SAN fabric .?
I am using it on AIX Virtual NPIV FC alias for LivePartitionMobily .
One zone alias member is only active at a time
alias: host_1_fc0 c0:50:76:02:65:42:00:40; c0:50:76:02:65:42:00:41
I can't find paper talking about it..
Thanks for help
05-16-2012 01:56 AM
An alias is just a little helper to organize your zoning. So IMHO there is no technical difference between having 2 aliases with 1 address each or 1 alias with 2 addresses. The aliases are resolved into zones at the end anyway. The recommendation is of course to keep it clean and simple to help you and third persons (like support personnel) to understand your zoning better if you look at it later