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Is there a limit to the number of zones one can have in a fabric using the G630?

  • 1.  Is there a limit to the number of zones one can have in a fabric using the G630?

    Posted 11-08-2019 03:17 AM
    Wondering if there is a limit to the number of zones one can have in a fabric using the G630?


  • 2.  RE: Is there a limit to the number of zones one can have in a fabric using the G630?

    Posted 11-08-2019 03:35 AM
    @Jeff OHara

    The maximum size of a zone database is the upper limit for the defined configuration, and it is determined by the amount of flash memory available for storing the defined configuration. This is depending on the Switch Models and the FOS versions you're using   The smallest switch and oldest FOS version usually determine the cfgsize for the Fabric.

    You can use the cfgSize command to check both the maximum available size and the currently saved size on all switches. If you think you are approaching the maximum, you can save a partially completed zone configuration and use the cfgSize command to determine the remaining space. The cfgSize command reports the maximum available size on the current switch only. It cannot determine the maximum available size on other switches in the fabric


    The number of zones is not limited, the zone database basically fills up with the size of its members, i.e. Zone names, Alias names, ...    So the longer the names are, the faster the database fills up.    It's basically the total text size in bytes of all the configured items.

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