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Zoning on Brocade FC Switches

1. telnet/ssh to the brocade switches and login as user admin

switch 1 – fabric Prd
switch 2 – fabric Prd

2. Create aliases for the hosts HBA’s on each switch

    switch_1> alicreate “srv16_HBA_0″,”10:00:00:c9:2f:a1:7a”
    switch_2> alicreate “srv16_HBA_1″,”10:00:00:c9:2f:a1:7b”

3. Create the storage zones using the aliases on each switch

    switch_1> zonecreate “Z_srv16_A”, “srv16_HBA_0; storage port1”
    switch_2> zonecreate “Z_srv16_B”, “srv16_HBA_1; storage port1”

Check the configuration

    switch_1> zoneshow Z_srv16_A
    switch_2> zoneshow Z_srv16_B

4. Add the zones to the fabrics (active configuration) on each switch

    switch_1> cfgshow FAB_A
    switch_1> cfgadd “FAB_A”,”Z_srv16_A”
    switch_1> cfgsave
    switch_1> cfgenable FAB_A

Check the configuration

    switch_1> zoneshow

    switch_2> cfgshow FAB_B
    switch_2> cfgadd “FAB_B”,”Z_srv16_B”
    switch_2> cfgsave
    switch_2> cfgenable FAB_A

Check the configuration

    switch_2> zoneshow