Re: Zone Creation - Advice
Scooty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:[color=blue]
> I am looking at implementing Zoning in my IBM Fast Storage SAN
> First question is, are there any implications in simply creating the
> zones and applying the zone config but with no HBAs or Storage
> Controllers added? Will this affect the current config?
> I am looking at using the Single HBA Zoning method where I will create
> a Zone for each server and add the HBA of the server to this Zone. I
> assume I will have to add each of the SAN Volume Controllers (x2) to
> each of these Zones, as the DS4300 has 2 Volume Controllers and both
> connect to 2 switches, making 4 connections from the SAN (IBM DS4300)
> to the 2 Fibre Switches, which are not trunked!
> Is this the correct way to do it? So say the SAN is on ports 14 & 15
> and the server is on port 1 for example the Zone would contain Port 1,
> 14 & 15, and this is replicated for each server that connects to the
> Fibre Switch? Next Zone would have 2, 14 & 15 and so on[/color]
The best practice suggested to us by StorageTek/Sun is to have a zone for
each combination of host port and controller. I am told that this is due to
the controllers not being happy seeing the other controller.
So if you have a single HBA with a single port and two volume controllers,
you will need to have two zones: (HBA,VC1) and (HBA,VC2). Each host that is
connected would have two zones configured for it. If the host is dual
attached, then you would need 4 zones.