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Add a host to an EVA 4400 without stop the san

 
ROUSSEAU_3
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Add a host to an EVA 4400 without stop the san

I need to add a Linux server to my EVA4400 SAN. I want to know if i can add this server to the zoning config switch without stop the SAN ?
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JKytsi
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Re: Add a host to an EVA 4400 without stop the san

You don't need to "stop" SAN for zoning changes.

Are You using reduntant SANs ? (servers are connected to two SAN switches) Just make zoning change on another SAN first and wait for a few minutes and do it then to another.

And if You are using non-reduntant SAN. It still won't "stop" your SAN. It just deliveres the new SAN config to all FC switches and hosts might get rescan events.

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steph44
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Re: Add a host to an EVA 4400 without stop the san

Thank you for your answer
Yes, i am a new user !
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sreekanthtm
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Re: Add a host to an EVA 4400 without stop the san

Hi,

>>>I want to know if i can add this server to the zoning config switch without stop the SAN?.
Yes, you can create new zones, or add new members to the existing zone. These are online activity. But be carefull while zoning. If you are giving the wrong wwpn or port ID, those devices will not communicate.

Rgds,
Sreekanth.
Steven Clementi
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J Peak
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Re: Add a host to an EVA 4400 without stop the san

If you have dual fabrics and your system is connected to both of them you should be fine. If you do not have dual fabrics, you should still be fine. I have only seen one exception to this.

A single fabric attached FreeBSD box lost connectivity during any fabric re-zone. That is the only host I have ever had lose connectivity during a rezone and this was with a Cisco MDS 9506.
JKytsi
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