OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.0E(R3)

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Fibre Channel zoning

Fibre channel (FC) zoning partitions a FC fabric into subsets to restrict unnecessary interactions, improve security, and manage the fabric more effectively. Create zones and add members to the zone. Identify a member by an FC alias, World Wide Name (WWN), or FC ID. A zone can have a maximum of 527 unique members. Create zonesets and add the zones to a zoneset. A switch can have multiple zonesets, but you can activate only one zoneset at a time in a fabric.

  1. (Optional) Create an FC alias using the fc alias alias-name command in CONFIGURATION mode. The switch enters Alias CONFIGURATION mode.
  2. Add members to the alias using the member {wwn wwn-ID | fc-id fc-id} command in Alias CONFIGURATION mode.
  3. Create a zone using the fc zone zone-name command in the CONFIGURATION mode. The switch enters Zone CONFIGURATION mode.
  4. Add members to the zone with the member {alias-name alias-name | wwn wwn-ID | fc-id fc-id} command in Zone CONFIGURATION mode.
  5. Create a zoneset using the fc zoneset zoneset-name command in CONFIGURATION mode. The switch enters Zoneset CONFIGURATION mode.
  6. Add the existing zones to the zoneset with the member zone-name command in Zoneset CONFIGURATION mode.
  7. Activate the zoneset using the zoneset activate zoneset-name command in vfabric CONFIGURATION mode. The members in the zoneset become active.
  8. Allow access between all the logged-in FC nodes in the absence of active zoneset configuration using the zone default-zone permit command in vfabric CONFIGURATION mode. A default zone advertises a maximum of 527 members in the registered state change notification (RSCN) message.
    • NOTE: The default-zone allows or denies access to the FC nodes when an active zoneset is not available. When the default-zone action is set to permit, the switch allows communication between all the possible pairs of FC nodes. When the default-zone action is not configured, the switch denies any communication between FC nodes.
Configure FC zoning
OS10(config)# fc zone hba1
                                 OS10(config-fc-zone-hba1)# member wwn 10:00:00:90:fa:b8:22:19 
                                 OS10(config-fc-zone-hba1)# member wwn 21:00:00:24:ff:7b:f5:c8 
                                 OS10(config-fc-zone-hba1)# exit
                                 
                                 OS10(config)# fc zoneset set
                                 OS10(conf-fc-zoneset-set)# member hba1
                                 OS10(conf-fc-zoneset-set)# exit
                                 
                                 OS10(config)# vfabric 100
                                 OS10(conf-vfabric-100)# zoneset activate set
                                 OS10(conf-vfabric-100)# zone default-zone permit
                              
View FC zone configuration
OS10(config-fc-zone-hba1)# show configuration
                                 !
                                 fc zone hba1
                                 member wwn 21:00:00:24:ff:7b:f5:c8
                                 member wwn 10:00:00:90:fa:b8:22:19
                                 
                              
OS10# show fc zone
                                 
                                 Zone Name                 Zone Member
                                 =================================================
                                 hba1                      21:00:00:24:ff:7b:f5:c8
                                 10:00:00:90:fa:b8:22:19
                                 
                                 hba2                      20:01:00:0e:1e:e8:e4:99
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:1b
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:05
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:1f
                                 20:35:78:2b:cb:6f:65:57
                                 
                              
View FC zoneset configuration
OS10(conf-fc-zoneset-set)# show configuration
                                 !
                                 fc zoneset set
                                 member hba1
                                 member hba2
                              
OS10# show fc zoneset active
                                 
                                 vFabric id: 100
                                 Active Zoneset: set
                                 ZoneName                   ZoneMember
                                 ================================================
                                 hba2                    *20:01:00:0e:1e:e8:e4:99 
                                 20:35:78:2b:cb:6f:65:57  
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:05  
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:1b  
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:1f 
                                 
                                 hba1                     *10:00:00:90:fa:b8:22:19
                                 *21:00:00:24:ff:7b:f5:c8 
                              
OS10# show fc zoneset set
                                 ZoneSetName        ZoneName            ZoneMember
                                 ==========================================================
                                 set                hba1            21:00:00:24:ff:7b:f5:c8
                                 10:00:00:90:fa:b8:22:19
                                 21:00:00:24:ff:7f:ce:ee
                                 21:00:00:24:ff:7f:ce:ef
                                 
                                 hba2            20:01:00:0e:1e:e8:e4:99
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:1b
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:05
                                 50:00:d3:10:00:ec:f9:1f
                                 20:35:78:2b:cb:6f:65:57
                                 
                              

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