SAN Switch

 
rahul001
Occasional Advisor

SAN Switch

Can anyone help me to create a Zone in brocade switch by using CLI(Command Line Interface)?
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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rahul001
Occasional Advisor

Re: SAN Switch

Hi ,

Thanks........i need steps by using commands not in gui. If u share it will be very useful for me.
rahul001
Occasional Advisor

Re: SAN Switch

Hi,

Thanks .....
Ivan Ferreira
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Re: SAN Switch

You should use hard zoning.

First, you should crate an alias for the port where your host is connected, for example:

alicraete host1,"1,8"

This mans, the host1 is connected to switch domain 1 port 8. The switch domain you get from the output of switchshow.

alicreate storage1,"1,9;1,10"

Another alias for your storage.

Then create a zone:

zonecreate host1_storage1_zone,"host1;storage1"

Then add the zone to your configuration:

cfgadd mycfg,host1_storage1_zone

Enable your new configuration

cfgenable mycfg
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
krusty
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN Switch

I agree with Ivan, but I would reccomend to use WWN based "hard" zoning, as it is a industry best practice. This way you can move the cables to other ports in the fabric without having to rezome them.

As for the "soft=WWN" and "hard=port" zoning, please refer to this thread:

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1352925

The SAN design guide has a details to confirm the thread.

Sincerely,

Curt
"In Vino Veritas"