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Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

 
Timo Steylen
Advisor

Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

i have created an IVR zone and add it to the IVR zoneset. After that i have activated the zoneset within Fabric Manager. Everything looks fine. I have double checked the WWN's in the zone and they are correct. The WWN's don't appear on my storage system... The other IVR zones are working fine.

I am not sure, but will the IVR Refresh command resolve this issue? When do you use this command exactly?
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

Hey, I had a few cases with IVR and you may not get an answer to answers about this here. At least I found IVR zoning pretty complex ;)

Are you adding VSANs to the IVR as well? One problem I had was that the status of the vsan was not right (think it was called advertised/announced).

On the brocade it's possible to view all wwns it can see (even remote) - can you do this on the Cisco MDS as well? Fcping?

I would probably contact HP and see if they or Cisco can assist you with this problem.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/sw/rel_2_x/san-os/command/reference/CR02_i.html#wp1337219

Is Cisco's page about ivr refresh.

Here is an example of when ivr refresh would be used (paragraph "Upgrading with IVR Enabled"):

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/sw/rel_3_x/release/3_0_x/8795_02.html
Timo Steylen
Advisor

Re: Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

ok, thanks for your reply!

i have used the refresh command but it makes no difference.
The IVR is working already between the particulary VSANs, some other IVR zones are working perfectly. I have just added a new zone to the active zoneset. It looks like the new zone in the zoneset will not be activated for some reason. But i will open a case, maybe that HP can resolve this issue.

Regards,
Timo
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

Hey, that's pretty similar to the one case I remember about IVR.. some VSAN being in the wrong mode 'announced, advertised' or something like that.. :p

Hope HP/Cisco can help you out.
Timo Steylen
Advisor

Re: Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

i have found what happend...
we have in this Fabric 2 core and 3 edge switches. On the three edge switches CFS is not enabled. I found in the Cisco docs that CFS locks the IVR database, commit the changes and after that the IVR database will be unlocked. But if there is a switch in the Fabric which hasn't CFS enabled, the unlock will not be released.

I have two options:

1. Commit changes (and with this option the IVR database between the particulary core and his edge switches will be different i guess...)

2. Clear Lock. (i have not any glue what this option will do exactly.. Will the changes take effect or not?)

Regards,
Timo
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Cisco MDS Inter VSAN Routing issue

Big questions. Maybe if you sent the link to the documentation we could try to figure it out - or maybe somebody else on the forum can assist.