- Bronze, 100 points or more
I took this over so its not my design...
I have two Directors connected via two ISL's. There are two VSAN's across the two Directors that supposedly offers two "virtual" fabrics. One switch is at the primary data centre and the other is at the DR data centre and they are connected via a CWDM link for each VSAN.
I don't like the idea of the one Director for the primary data centre so I purchased a new Director. I want to move one VSAN from the old Director to the new Director but still keep both VSANs on the DR director is its rarely used and its not as mission critical as the other site... unless the other site explodes..
So, how do I move the VSAN to the new switch? I can't see any way of copying a VSAN to another switch not in the VSAN.
The DR Director is currently the principal switch for the VSAN. I don't have the ability to connect the DR switch to the old switch and the new swtich at the same time as there is only one ISL per VSAN. If I disconnected the old switch from the DR switch and then ISL'ed the new (completely unconfigured except for the VSAN name) to the DR switch, that should populate the active zoneset on the DR switch to the new switch.
Would that work? If not, whats the best way of doing it and keeping the work and time down to a minimum? I expect I could get the output of the VSAN from the switch and just script it up but there has to be a simple way right?
I still need to move the physical fc cables ofcourse but everything is dual pathed so I should be able to do it on the fly. If not, its a good way to find any problems as it will be during a Change window.