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Zoning Brocade 6505 and HPE MSA2040

  • 1.  Zoning Brocade 6505 and HPE MSA2040

    Posted 04-09-2018 05:54 AM

    Hello!

     

    Is it correct that there should be only one target and one initiator per zone in the configuration of the zones? What about the controllers of the HPE MSA 2040? Is only one port of the HBA combined with a port of the MSA 2040 in a zone?

     

    For example:

     

    SAN_SW_3
    ServerA_PortA0; Storage_PortA1 - Zone: Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone1 (ServerA_PortA0; Storage_PortA1)

    ServerB_PortA0; Storage_PortB1 - Zone: Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone2 (ServerB_PortA0; Storage_PortB1)

     

    Zone Config: Name “Hyper-V_Cluster01_SW_3” (Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone1 ; Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone2 )

     

    SAN_SW_4

    ServerA_PortA1; Storage_PortA2 - Zone: Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone3 (ServerAPortA1; StoragePortA2)

    ServerB_PortA1; Storage_PortB2 - Zone: Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone4 (ServerBPortA1; StoragePortB2)

     

    Zone Config: Name “Hyper-V_Cluster01_SW_4” (Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone3 ; Hyper-V_Cluster01_Zone4 )

     

     

     

    Currently I only use one zone per switch.
    Hyper-V_Cluster01_SW3

    Members:

    ServerA_PortA0

    ServerB_PortA0

    Storage_PortA1

    Storage_PortB1

     

    Hyper-V_Cluster01_SW4

    Members:

    ServerA_PortA1

    ServerB_PortA1

    Storage_PortA2

    Storage_PortB2

     

     

     

    Thanks.

    Ralf


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  • 2.  Re: Zoning Brocade 6505 and HPE MSA2040

    Posted 04-09-2018 07:19 AM

    Hello Ralf,

     

    There is no problem if you will use more tagters for one initiator.

    But if you will use only one initator and one target, its better during troubleshotings.

     

    As i know, you may use more targets with one initator together in one zone.

    Its your choice depens of number of zones and your preferences.

     

    For your currently setup you have two initiators in one zones, but as i see it comes from two different server.

    There may be a a security risk as the initatiors may comunicate with each other...


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  • 3.  Re: Zoning Brocade 6505 and HPE MSA2040

    Posted 04-09-2018 08:16 AM

    Brocade Best Practice is Single initiator Multi-Target zoning.


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