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HowtoZoneaBrocadeSANSwitch

HerearethebasicstoaddanewdevicetoaSANfabric.ImworkingwithaBrocadeSilkworm 4900.Inthisscenario,Ireplacedaserverthatconnectstoatapelibraryforbackup.

Terminology
HBAHostBusAdapter,whichinthiscase,referstotheFibreChannelCard.InLAN networking,itsanalogoustoanEthernetcard. WWNWorldWideName,aunique8bytenumberidentifyingtheHBA.InEthernetnetworking, itsanalogoustotheMACaddress. FCZoneFibreChannelZone,apartitionedsubsetofthefabric.Membersofazoneare allowedtocommunicatewitheachother,butdevicesarenotallowedtocommunicateacross zones.AnFCZoneislooselyanalogoustoaVLAN.

StepstoZoneBrocadeSwitch
1. PlugintheFCConnectorintoanopenportontheswitch. 2. LogintotheserverandverifytheHBAconnection.Itshouldseetheswitchbutnotthe storagedevice. 3. LogintotheBrocadeSwitchGUIinterface.YoullneedJavaenabledonyourbrowser. 4. ChecktheBrocadeSwitchPort. 1. Onthevisualdepictionoftheswitch,clickontheportwhereyoupluggedinthe FCconnector. 2. ThePortAdministrationServicesscreenshouldpopup.Youllneedtoenablethe popup. 3. VerifythatthePortStatusisOnline.Notetheportnumber. 4. ClosethePortAdministrationServicesscreen. 5. FindtheWWNofyournewdevice 1. NavigatebacktotheoriginalGUIpage. 2. SelectZoneAdmin,anicononthebottomleftofthescreen.Itlooksliketwo squaresandarectangle. 3. ExpandthePorts&AttachingDevicesundertheMemberSelectionList. 4. Expandtheappropriateportnumber.NotetheattachedWWN. 6. Createanewaliasforthisdevice 1. ClickNewAliasbutton 2. Followmenuinstructions 7. AddtheappropriateWWNtothealias 1. SelectyournewdevicenamefromtheNamedropdownmenu 2. ExpandtheWWNsunderMemberSelectionList 3. HighlighttheappropriateWWN

4. SelectAddMember 8. Addthealiastotheappropriatezone 1. SelecttheZonetab 2. SelecttheappropriatezonefromtheNamedropdownmenu 3. SelecttheappropriatealiasfromtheMemberSelectionList 4. ClickAddMember 9. EnsurethatthezoneisinZoneConfigintheZoneConfigtab 10. SaveyourchangesbyselectingZoningActions>EnableConfig 11. Loginbackintotheservertoverify.Itshouldnowseethestoragedevices. danthomassays: November3,2008at12:23pm HelloRyan, Reallyawounderfulltopicanditsexplanation,Isearchedinthenetalotmoreandstruggledwith howtoconfigure.Thisissimpleandeasytodeployandunderstandable. ThanksRyan

Ryansays: November3,2008at5:39pm Thanksforthekindwords,Dan.

jesiesays: November11,2008at11:09pm HiRyan, ThankYou! Btw,isthereanydifferencesonhowtoconfigureitonBrocade48000? Again,thanksfortheusefulwritting Jithinsays: November13,2008at5:17pm HiRyan,Thisdocumentisreallygoodandhelpfull.Iwouldalsoliketohavemoreinformationon

this.Couldyoupleasesendme. 1)Examplesenario:TwoserversWithDualHBA,2switchesandCXstorage. Srv1HBA1WWNis00..01>Port1switch1 Srv1HBA2WWNis00..02>port1switch2 Srv2HBA1WWNis01..01>Port2switch1 Srv2HBA2WWNis02..02>Port2switch2 SPAFC0WWNisfc.01>Port3switch1 SPAFC1WWNisfc.01>Port3switch2 SPBFC0WWNisfc.02>Port4switch1 SPBFC1WWNisfc.03>Port4switch2 Ihave1TB2luns,oneassinedtosrv1andothertosrv2Lun1inSPAandLun2inSPB.HereI haveaccesslogix.StilliwanttocreateZoneformoreperformace. CouldyoupleasetellmethedetailedstepsincreatngtheZoneforthissenarionstartingfrom creatingZonealiastillsavingtheconfig.

Ryansays: November15,2008at7:37pm JesieIactuallyhavenotconfigureda4800,butthebrocadeswitchesthatIhaveworkedwith generallyhavesimilarGUIinterfaces.ForSANswitching,IfindthatonceIwasableto understandtheconceptsorrathertheterminologyconfigurationhasbeenrelatively intuitive.Goodluck! JithinIdbehappytohelpyouasaconsultingproject,becausewhatyoureaskingforrequires somework.Myresumeandcontactinfoarehere: http://technotes.twosmallcoins.com/?page_id=31 Ryan

JEEVAsays: May5,2009at2:25pm HIRYAN, IhavedoneZoninganditsworkingfinebutIwanttoKnowaboutSANswitchconfiguration frominitialstate..from(POST)inanewswitchcanyouguidemeplease????