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WWN number || Storage connectivity fundamentals

 
boomerang
Frequent Advisor

WWN number || Storage connectivity fundamentals

Hello Admins,

This just a fundamental question.

Please help me to understand difference between

1.N_Port Node World Wide Name
2.N_Port Port World Wide Name
3.Switch Port World Wide Name
4.Switch Node World Wide Name
5.Local N_Port_id
6.Previous N_Port_id

Which wwn number is used to do zoning in switch ?
Please help me to understand how connectivity flow between server-switch-storage

Thanks in advance.
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: WWN number || Storage connectivity fundamentals

Hey

this is a question about perspective.

N_port is the device/hba/server. The FC HBA has a nwwn and each port has a pwwn.

Same goes for the Switch port (F_port), the switch has a nwwn and each port has a pwwn.

5/6 I don't know what they would refer to.

You do not have to do zoning with wwn, you can also do it with "domainid, portid" - for the physical port in the switch, instead of the wwn.

You would zone on pwwn on the initiator/target. If you use for example Brocade, when you go into the webtools you will see the wwns that the switch can see.

Here are some more details:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Storage-Area-Networks-SAN/Node-WWN-vs-Port-WWN/m-p/4623857#M44226