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SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

 
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Rhidian
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SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

When I attempt to create a SAN Fabric the status is set to fail as all the ports seem to be unavailable, any ideas?

 

In the Interconnect Bay I can see the correct settings but the connector status states NOT-LOGGED-IN.

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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

Hi, what are you trying to do?

"Create SAN Fabric"?

Do you have anything logged on/connected to the SAN-switch?
Rhidian
Advisor

Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

I have directly connected the SAN to a HP VC 8GB FC Module on a c7000 blade chassis.

 

 

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

Ah ok.

Have any of the servers booted up?
And you've created the profiles and port mapping and such in the c-class? Zoning done?
Rhidian
Advisor

Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

Yes I have a server booted up that is connected to the FC module, I have created the SAN fabric and mapped it to the uplink port 1, I have no idea what zoning is.  I have also edited the server profile so that the FC SAN Name appears in th FC HBA Connection table.

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

Zoning is done on the SAN-switches and in a zone you specify an initiator WWN on a hba in a server and a WWN on a target like disk/tape. You can also specify domainid,portid but I suppose this may not be best with virtual connect.

It's also possible to run without zoning, if you've specified default access to allow this.

Rhidian
Advisor

Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

I'm not using SAN switches I'm directly connecting a XP20000.

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

Oh wow, I didn't know this was possible, so unfortunately don't know how this would be set up..
Presumably the XP20000 supports NPIV connections (and N_ports) directly on a host port.

From the XP - do you see the WWNs there? Maybe you need to present a lun before the server logs in?
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor
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Re: SAN Fabric Wizard Ports Offline?

I suspect this may not work because supposedly the VC module does not provide any Fibre Channel services (like name service/routing etc).

Which also is the reason why you cannot connect a target to a Brocade Switch in Access Gateway mode without having the switch connected to a SAN-switch in normal mode.