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Change the port destination to another switch

  • 1.  Change the port destination to another switch

    Posted 04-25-2014 02:02 AM
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    We have 4 FC switches in our infrastructure, configured with 8 servers (VSC in my picture), and 2 NAS. Each server has two FC links.


    We would like to move the port 4 on SW1 to Port 4 on SW3 and the port 0 on SW2 to port 4 on SW4, so the servers VSC05, 06, 07 & 08 can access the NAS without having to go through the F-PORT link between the switches (currently on port 7 on SW1 for instance).


    Please see attachment for the schema.


    We told me that I wasn't obliged to change the zoning in this configuration, but just validate paths when I'm done moving the GBICs.

    Is this true ? How can I proceed ?


    All the configuration has been made by professionals, and I have no knowledge of the commands to perform this operation. HP Support gives me nothing.


    Do you have any idea? I would be very happy if I could have a step by step procedure.


    Thank you very much.


  • 2.  Re: Change the port destination to another switch

    Posted 04-25-2014 08:47 AM



    saw your pic and found that you have 4 switches in 2 fabrics.

    you have to think about the fabric as about one big switch so there's no need to change the configuration.

    unless you want to minimalize risk that isl link (E-port) goes down and servers will lost access to luns


    you don't need to change zonning as fabric is one big switch :)


    so all you need to do is scheduling offline window (just in case that zonning wasn't configure properly)

    label cables so you could back-up your steps , and reseat cables in the way you wanna to.


    switches will be notified that configuration has been change