HPE EVA Storage

Finding one initiator per zone

Kites BM
Regular Advisor

Finding one initiator per zone


We have few servers,tape libraries,4 Brocade switches ports 24,HP SAN 24 switch(ports 80)and cisco catalyst switches.
The storage involves EVA and 2 XP 24000
there are zones created on all the switches as well as trunks.

My actions for finding max one initiator per zone

1>collect all wwn of HBAs of servers,tapes(from HP bladesystem onboard administrator)
2>check each zone has only one wwn HBA of either server or Tape - collected from step 1)
3>in case of HP EVA acting as external storage to XP24000 EVA would act as initiator in its zone--- right?

Is there any better way of doing this?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Finding one initiator per zone

In the switch you can use the nsshow -t command to identify if the device is initiator or target. So, all information needed is on the switch itself.

You can use tools, for example, I use Brocade SAN Health to inventory the SAN.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?