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brad12341
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Zonning Aix host and cx-380 thru MDS 9506 switches

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Currently I have an AIX host with 2 hbas - fcs0 and fcs1. Fcs0 runs to my mds1 switch while fcs1 runs to mds2. The hosts are connected on port 1/1 of each switch while the cx380 ports are connect on ports 2/1 through 2/4 of each switch.
The top blade is a 1/2 GBs FC 32 ports The second module is 1/2 GBs FC 16 Ports. Typically we put the hosts on the 32 port blade and the storage on the 16 port blade.

I am getting a second cx-380 soon. Some of the extremely high IO file systems will be moved to the new cx. I plan on connecting the new cx to ports to 2/5 - 2/8 on each switch - spa0, spb0, spa1, spb1 would go to mds1 while spa2, spb2, spa3, spb3 would go to the second switch.

For this AIX host I would zone fcs0 to spa0 and spb0 on mds1. I would zone fcs1 to spa2 and spb2 on mds2. Also remember that fcs1 and fcs2 are already zoned to multiple SP ports on the first cx-380 via the same switch ports.

Is this a good strategy or should I change something? I would be nice to have 2 hbas zoned to the first cx and 2 additonal hbas going to the new cx via new mds ports. Unfortunately I only have the 2 hbas.


Thanks - Brad
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healyj
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Re: Zonning Aix host and cx-380 thru MDS 9506 switches

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Hi there,

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Re: Zonning Aix host and cx-380 thru MDS 9506 switches

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Do you have any multipathing software like Powerpath on the host?
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brad12341
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Re: Zonning Aix host and cx-380 thru MDS 9506 switches

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Definetly, running PP on all SAN attached hosts.
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healyj
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Re: Zonning Aix host and cx-380 thru MDS 9506 switches

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Hi there,

In our effort s to clean up the forum, we came across your question / statement.

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Regards,

Jim

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