Im relative new on this kind of things, but I want to know what is the differences about active vs defined configuration on my brocade 300 switch?.
Please, I hope someone helps me.
The Brocade FOS Administrator's Guide is your friend. It explains SAN zoning elements including defined and effective configurations. Essential the defined configuration is any and all zones created. The effective configuration is a subset of defined zones you want to use. The desired zones are placed into a zoneset and enabled which becomes your effective configuration.
That said.... from the v7.4 Administrator's Guide:
Several zone configurations can reside on a switch at once, and you can quickly alternate betweenthem. For example, you might want to have one configuration enabled during the business hours andanother enabled overnight. However, only one zone configuration can be enabled at a time.
The different types of zone configurations are:• Defined configuration
The complete set of all zone objects defined in the fabric.
• Effective configuration
A single zone configuration that is currently in effect. The effective configuration is built when youenable a specified zone configuration.
• Saved configurationA copy of the defined configuration plus the name of the effective configuration, which is saved inflash memory. (You can also provide a backup of the zone configuration and restore the zoneconfiguration.) There might be differences between the saved configuration and the definedconfiguration if you have modified any of the zone definitions and have not saved the configuration.
• Disabled configurationThe effective configuration is removed from flash memory.