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Armin Norouzi
Frequent Advisor

New to MDS 9124

I have a C3000 with BL460c servers (QMH2462) and MDS9124 12port switches. I want to connect a BL460c to an EVA4400. I enabled required ports (ext1 and bay3) on the MDS9124. The HBA's WWN and the EVA are connected correctly and are registered and logged in the switch (I can see the entries in FCNS and FLOGI DATABASE), but the server does not see the EVA. I also changed the HBA, the switch and even the EVA, but did not work. The switch had no special configuration (No VSAN Database/Zoning or similar) is made on the switch.
I'm new to MDS family. Did I miss anything?
Thanks in advance.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: New to MDS 9124

"Did I miss anything?"

You sure did...

By default, Cisco SAN Switches provide "No Access" in the fabric unlike Brocade based SAn Switches (which provide "All Access" by default.)

You need to Edit the zone database, add in some aliases (optional), add a zone including the EVA and the host and add the zone to a configuration and save/enable it.

Steven Clementi
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