Brocade SAN Switch zoning question

Posted on 2018-03-08
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Last Modified: 2018-03-09
Feel stupid for asking as I have done a lot of SAN fabric design and implementation for smbs

Typically, I use the gui and connect devices and create the aliases as they are connected in. I then create zones etc. Brocade gui is so slow it can take some time.

I have therefore created the aliases in advance by checking the impending hardware for its wwpn, creating the aliases and then zoning together, i.e. I used the alicreate command

When I actually connect the live kit that marries up with my pre-created aliases, will they light up and start working or not? (Assume I have applied the zone config etc)

Question by:DLeaver
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You have created aliases with alicreate and presumably put them in zones with zonecreate but you also have to do
cfgcreate “Configname”, “Zone1; Zone2; ZoneN″ , cfgsave and then cfgenable Configname before it will work.

Easiest way to check is to compare configupload on a previously configured switch with this one to see if they look similar.
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Correct, all zoned, zone config'd, saved and enabled.

I am assuming that when I plug in the hardware they bind to the alias details I have already entered and the zone config will apply to them?

Just never set them up in advance of connecting the hardware before...
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andyalder earned 1000 total points
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Assuming you haven't made any typos it should work straight away.
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That's all I wanted to check - thanks!

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