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tooslow964
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Zoning and CA replication

Hi.
WE have two eva 8100 using CA replication.with two fabrics
Question is on zoning.
I understand that we should set up the following in each fabric
1. Zone to include 1 port from each hsv (source and destination) for replication
2. Zone per host to include hba of host and remaing 2 eva ports from local eva
3. zone to include management server...but with which EVA ports??? or can this be included in the replication zone

Hope that makes sense

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Steven Clementi
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Re: Zoning and CA replication

Since you have an EVA8100, you should have 4 ports per controller.

This gives you 4 port for host access and 4 ports dedicated for CA.

Fabric A
zone1:(For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerA_FP3, EVA2_ControllerA_FP3

zone2: (For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerB_FP3, EVA2_ControllerB_FP3

zone3: (For Server Access)
ServerA, EVA1_ControllerB_FP1, EVA1_ControllerB_FP1

zone4: (For Management)
CVServer, EVA1_ControllerB_FP1, EVA1_ControllerB_FP1

Fabric B
zone1:(For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerA_FP4, EVA2_ControllerA_FP4

zone2: (For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerB_FP4, EVA2_ControllerB_FP4

zone3: (For Server Access)
ServerA, EVA1_ControllerB_FP2, EVA1_ControllerB_FP2

zone4: (For Management)
CVServer, EVA1_ControllerB_FP2, EVA1_ControllerB_FP2

Management can ustilize the same ports as host access.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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CLEB
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Re: Zoning and CA replication

Steven, would this be the same for 2 x EVA4400 units?
tooslow964
Occasional Contributor

Re: Zoning and CA replication

Hi Steven
Thanks for the swift reply.
Shold the zone 3 and 4 not show controller A and controller b ?

Thanks
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Zoning and CA replication

"Shold the zone 3 and 4 not show controller A and controller b ?"

yes. It is a typo..

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Fabric A
zone1:(For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerA_FP3, EVA2_ControllerA_FP3

zone2: (For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerB_FP3, EVA2_ControllerB_FP3

zone3: (For Server Access)
ServerA, EVA1_ControllerA_FP1, EVA1_ControllerB_FP1

zone4: (For Management)
CVServer, EVA1_ControllerA_FP1, EVA1_ControllerB_FP1

Fabric B
zone1:(For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerA_FP4, EVA2_ControllerA_FP4

zone2: (For Replication)
EVA1_ControllerB_FP4, EVA2_ControllerB_FP4

zone3: (For Server Access)
ServerA, EVA1_ControllerA_FP2, EVA1_ControllerB_FP2

zone4: (For Management)
CVServer, EVA1_ControllerA_FP2, EVA1_ControllerB_FP2


CLEB:

The EVA4400 only has 2 host ports per controller, a total of 4 host ports.

In this case if you have heavy CA requirements, then you probably might want to dedicate 2 ports, otherwise to best utilize the EVA, you would share them with host access. You can still limit CA traffic to 2 ports, but allow hosts t oaccess all 4 ports.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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Jeremy C
Regular Advisor

Re: Zoning and CA replication

That zoning looks like the "six fabric configuration" that HP apparently recommends now. It looks to me that the CV Server can only see EVA1. How will it manage EVA2?
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Zoning and CA replication

Add a second set of management zones for CVE/EVA2. This will also prevent a "hidden" replication connection.
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Jeremy C
Regular Advisor

Re: Zoning and CA replication

Thanks! That's what I was thinking but I wanted to be sure I fully understood how it was supposed to work.