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SAN Zoning Help

  • 1.  SAN Zoning Help

    Posted 04-19-2013 07:43 PM

    First, bare with me as I am a server guy not storage and am setting up my first SAN however I am not see the HBA WWNs when I try and setup the host mappings. Here are the pieces\config:

    IBM DS3524 with dual controllers\FC daughter cards

    Two IBM\Brocade 2498-B24 FC Switches

    Single 8GB Dual Port HBA in each server (ServerA is ESXi 4.1 and ServerB is Server 2012 Hyper-V, MPIO enabled on both)

    For cabling I have..

    ControllerA Port3 > Port0 FC Switch1

    ControllerA Port3 > Port0 FC Switch2

    ControllerB Port5 > Port1 FC Switch1

    ControllerB Port5 > Port1 FC Switch2

    ServerA HBA Port1 > Port2 FC Switch1

    ServerA HBA Port2 > Port2 FC Switch2

    ServerB HBA Port1 > Port3 FC Switch1

    ServerB HBA Port2 > Port3 FC Switch2

    Zoning on Switch1..

    Alias:

    ControllerA Port3 (three members.. Port0 and two WWNs under that port)

    ControllerB Port3 (three members.. Port1 and two WWNs under that port)

    ServerA HBA Port1 (two members.. two WWNs)

    ServerB HBA Port1 (two members.. two WWNs)

    Zones:

    ControllerA Port3 Zone that has ControllerA Port3 alias

    ControllerB Port3 Zone that has ControllerB Port3 alias

    ServerA HBA Port1 Zone that has ServerA HBA Port1 alias

    ServerB HBA Port1 Zone that has ServerB HBA Port1 alias

    Zone Config:

    Single config called "COMPANY" that has all four zones

    Zoning on Switch2..

    Alias:

    ControllerA Port5 (three members.. Port0 and two WWNs under that port)

    ControllerB Port5 (three members.. Port1 and two WWNs under that port)

    ServerA HBA Port2 (two members.. two WWNs)

    ServerB HBA Port2 (two members.. two WWNs)

    Zones:

    ControllerA Port5 Zone that has ControllerA Port5 alias

    ControllerB Port5 Zone that has ControllerB Port5 alias

    ServerA HBA Port2 Zone that has ServerA HBA Port2 alias

    ServerB HBA Port2 Zone that has ServerB HBA Port2 alias

    Zone Config:

    Single config called "COMPANY" that has all four zones

    Does this seem right? Any suggestions?... Thanks!


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  • 2.  Re: SAN Zoning Help

    Posted 04-19-2013 11:33 PM

    Not a problem.

    So now,

    1- Are you able to see the WWNs of storage and Server in the SAN switch?

    IF Yes

    Create Alias zoning as per the example below:

    alicreate "ControllerA_Port3","WWPN"

    alicreate "ServerA_HBA_ Port1","WWPN"

    Create a zone as below

    Zonecreate "ControllerA_Port3_ServerA_HBA_ Port1","ControllerA_Port3; ServerA_HBA_ Port1"

    Follow the same for the other fabric

    Hope you got it


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  • 3.  Re: SAN Zoning Help

    Posted 04-20-2013 07:33 AM

    Ok I think I got it.. here is what I have now and host mappings can now see both WWPNs for both servers.

    Switch1..

    Alias:

    ControllerA Port3 (one member.. WWPN)

    ControllerB Port3 (one member.. WWPN)

    ServerA HBA Port1 (one member.. WWPN)

    ServerB HBA Port1 (one member.. WWPN)

    Zones:

    ControllerA Port 3\ServerA Port1 that has ControllerA Port 3\ServerA HBA Port1 aliases

    ControllerA Port 3\ServerB Port1 that has ControllerA Port 3\ServerB HBA Port1 aliases

    ControllerB Port 3\ServerA Port1 that has ControllerB Port 3\ServerA HBA Port1 aliases

    ControllerB Port 3\ServerB Port1 that has ControllerB Port 3\ServerB HBA Port1 aliases

    Zone Config:

    Single config called "COMPANY" that has all four zones

    Zoning on Switch2..

    Alias:

    ControllerA Port5 (one member.. WWPN)

    ControllerB Port5 (one member.. WWPN)

    ServerA HBA Port2 (one member.. WWPN)

    ServerB HBA Port2 (one member.. WWPN)

    Zones:

    ControllerA Port 5\ServerA Port2 that has ControllerA Port 5\ServerA HBA Port2 aliases

    ControllerA Port 5\ServerB Port2 that has ControllerA Port 5\ServerB HBA Port2 aliases

    ControllerB Port 5\ServerA Port2 that has ControllerB Port 5\ServerA HBA Port2 aliases

    ControllerB Port 5\ServerB Port2 that has ControllerB Port 5\ServerB HBA Port2 aliases

    Zone Config:

    Single config called "COMPANY" that has all four zones


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  • 4.  Re: SAN Zoning Help

    Posted 04-22-2013 07:19 AM

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