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Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

al eman
Occasional Advisor

Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Hi,

I've been asked to setup a new blade (running ESX 3.5) and need to setup the cisco 9124e fiber switch to a new disk array (connected via msa1500).

This was setup by a colleague of mine and is all new to me!

The new server is in bay9 has a WWN of 50:01:43:80:02:a0:25:5c
50:01:43:80:02:a0:25:5e

Currently the server in bay 1 can see all arrays (twice). The WWN of that is...
50:01:43:80:00:ac:72:ec
50:01:43:80:00:ac:72:ee

the config of the fiber switch is attached.

I'd be really, really grateful if someone can cast their eye over the config and let me know where I've gone wrong?

Cheers,
Al
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JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

well ... there is no info about the WWNs
50:01:43:80:02:a0:25:5c
50:01:43:80:02:a0:25:5e
in any zone

idea is to put in a same zone
- server FC port WWN connected to this interconnect
- storage FC port WWN

and add this zone to your zoneset

of course You have to do it similar in another switch (in case you have reduntant FC fabrics)
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JKytsi
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Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

So if this is the zone created to server in bay9 ?

zone name CHESX vsan 1
member interface bay9 swwn 20:00:00:0d:ec:46:f1:40
member interface ext2 swwn 20:00:00:0d:ec:46:f1:40
member interface ext1 swwn 20:00:00:0d:ec:46:f1:40

You don't use the switch port WWNs. Use server FC HBA WWNs and the storage ports WWNs
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al eman
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Hi,

Thanks for coming back. There is only 1 fibre switch in the blade enclosure.

The MSA 1500 has a WWN of 500508B30093DF81. Is that what I need to zone with the servers FC port? If not I'm unsure how to get the wwn of the storage (this is new to me!). The blade enclosure connects to the msa1500 via fibre which in turn is connect to 3 trays of disks.

What I (also) don't understand is how the server in bay1 is able to see all arrays???

thanks again for your help,
Al

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Apart from zoning you should check if SSP (selective storage presentation) is enabled on the MSA. If it is active, you need to adjust it.

Hope this helps!
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al eman
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Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Are you able to advise on how to do that?
Torsten.
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Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Do you have the ACU running?

If not, you can use the CLI over serial line.

Hope this helps!
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al eman
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Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Thanks Torsten.

SSP is disabled. I guess I need to get the zoning working. Any ideas?

-Al
al eman
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

FYI I tried editing the zone info on the switch to....

zone name CHESX vsan 1
member pwwn 50:01:43:80:02:a0:25:5c
member pwwn 50:05:08:b3:00:93:df:81
member pwwn 50:05:08:b3:00:93:df:89

Still doesn't work though!
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Al:

Have you re-activated your zoneset after making the changes?


"Currently the server in bay 1 can see all arrays (twice)."

What OS? You see your storage twice because there are 2 paths to your array.


Can you rerun some commands on the switch and attach here...

show zone
show zoneset
show running
show startup


Steven
Steven Clementi
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al eman
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup new blade - can't get switch config right

Hi Steven,
I didn't know I needed to reactivate the zoneset - should I do this?
The server in bay1 runs win2003.
I have attached the output for those commands.
thanks for your help with this.
Al