Adding a Server

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Aug 16th, 2013
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I am new to MDS 9148 Switch & want to add a Server and want to share the EMC SAN, let me know if the specified commands looks good.


///Define Fcalias Name

fcalias name GICMSG02 vsan 101---------------------------------(Thats My Server)

member pwwn 50:01:43:80:12:0c:bd:5c


fcalias name BR_VNX_SPB0 vsan 101

member pwwn 50:06:01:68:3e:e0:0f:e6

fcalias name BR_VNX_SPA0 vsan 101

member pwwn 50:06:01:60:3e:e0:0f:e6

/////Create a Zone



zone name BR_VNX_SPB_GICMGT02 vsan 101

    member fcalias GICMSG02

    member fcalias BR_VNX_SPB0




zone name BR_VNX_SPA_GICMGT02 vsan 101

    member fcalias GICMSG02

    member fcalias BR_VNX_SPA0





///Map Thats Zone to the VSAN



//zoneset name Production_Switch1 vsan 101

  //  member CX3221_A1_GICESX09_HBA1   Already in there & I will add the below commands




member BR_VNX_SPB_GICMGT02

member BR_VNX_SPA_GICMGT02

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dynamoxxx Sat, 08/17/2013 - 20:44
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looks good



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imranraheel Mon, 08/19/2013 - 06:53
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I have a brocade connected to HP C 700 and thats connected to Cisco 9148 . Do i have to make any changes on brocade as well ?

dynamoxxx Mon, 08/19/2013 - 20:52
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HP blades servers with integrated brocade switches ?


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richbarb Mon, 08/19/2013 - 20:00
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If you are doing enhanced zoning in your mds fabrics you don't need do anything in the brocade fabric.


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richbarb Mon, 08/19/2013 - 21:09
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One of them must be as npv (brocade or mds), if the zoning is in the mds...

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dynamoxxx Tue, 08/20/2013 - 04:33
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on brocade it's not NPV, it's access gateway mode.



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richbarb Tue, 08/20/2013 - 04:44
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So, there is no option, one of them must be as npv and the other with npiv enabled.

dynamoxxx Tue, 08/20/2013 - 04:54
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not necessarily, you could run brocade i native mode and use interop vsan on MDS.



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richbarb Tue, 08/20/2013 - 06:10
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Guys,


The interop mode was discontinued by brocade, to connect mds to brocade fabric you must run mds as npv mode.


Follow the reference:

http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/matrices/compatibility-matrix-fos-7x-mx.pdf


"NOTE: Cisco switches must be configured to Cisco N-Port Virtualizer (NPV) mode to connect to Brocade switches.

Cisco NP ports connect to Brocade F_Ports."

imranraheel Tue, 08/20/2013 - 06:44
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Guys , i am fairly new in storage networking . How whould i be able to verify that which devioce is npv and which is with npiv enabled or access gateway.


On brocade i see the MDS swicth in the zone field


@dynamoxxx Yes HP is with Integrated Brocade switch.

dynamoxxx Tue, 08/20/2013 - 07:38
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typicall with integrated switches that come with HP C-class blade enclosures, you put them in NPV mode if they are MDS 9124e or you put them into access gateway mode if they are Brocade 4024.  For either of those cases if your core switch is MDS, you need to enable NPIV.


Is this a brand new implementation that you are trying to setup ?



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imranraheel Tue, 08/20/2013 - 07:41
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No its not new , everything is working , I just want to add another Server & SAN communication

dynamoxxx Tue, 08/20/2013 - 07:42
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ok, then install operating system on the server, it will login to the fabric and do your zoning/array work.



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imranraheel Tue, 08/20/2013 - 07:45
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You mean the below on MDS only


///Define Fcalias Name


fcalias name GICMSG02 vsan 101---------------------------------(Thats My Server)

member pwwn 50:01:43:80:12:0c:bd:5c


fcalias name BR_VNX_SPB0 vsan 101

member pwwn 50:06:01:68:3e:e0:0f:e6


fcalias name BR_VNX_SPA0 vsan 101

member pwwn 50:06:01:60:3e:e0:0f:e6


/////Create a Zone



zone name BR_VNX_SPB_GICMGT02 vsan 101

member fcalias GICMSG02

member fcalias BR_VNX_SPB0




zone name BR_VNX_SPA_GICMGT02 vsan 101

member fcalias GICMSG02

member fcalias BR_VNX_SPA0





///Map Thats Zone to the VSAN



//zoneset name Production_Switch1 vsan 101

// member CX3221_A1_GICESX09_HBA1 Already in there & I will add the below commands




member BR_VNX_SPB_GICMGT02

member BR_VNX_SPA_GICMGT02

edondurguti Sun, 08/25/2013 - 20:32
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Hi,

I'm adding a server too and I've been to exposed to MDS/fibre/storage just for a week, did some reading and I do understand alot of it.

I have one MDS swtich connected to UCS and EMC, we added two new servers in UCS I need to do zoning for those two servers. I have the idea of all commands, just as the ones above, i'm doing device alias instead of fcalias.

From my reading I know you have to activate the zoneset.

So.

Create zone

Add memebers

go to already created zoneset

add the zone created above

Activate zoneset


Will it dusrupt anything? I am running basic mode but there are no other switches connected to it.. just the UCS and EMC so there are no E ports all of them are N ports.

Thanks

richbarb Sun, 08/25/2013 - 21:06
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Hello mate,


The zoning activate process is not disruptive to already active zone, unless if your modifications are not only incremental changes.


Richard

edondurguti Sun, 08/25/2013 - 21:12
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Thanks for you reply Richard, not sure what you mean by  'not only incremental changes'

here's an example

zone name VMSRV012_fc0_EMC01_SPA0 vsan 250

    member pwwn 21:00:00:24:ff:48:a5:a1

    member pwwn 50:06:01:60:3e:a0:5a:c5



zoneset name MDSNAP_250_FAB-A vsan 250

    member VMSRV003_fc0_EMC01_SPA0

    member VMSRV003_fc0_EMC01_SPB1

    member VMSRV004_fc0_EMC01_SPA0

    member VMSRV004_fc0_EMC01_SPB1

    member VMSRV005_fc0_EMC01_SPA0

    member VMSRV005_fc0_EMC01_SPB1

    member VMSRV006_fc0_EMC01_SPA0


======

this is current

I'm trying to add


VMSRV012_fc0_EMC01_SPA0

to

zoneset name MDSNAP_250_FAB-A vsan 250


and then activate.

this should not delete or disrupt anything?

Thanks for your reply

richbarb Sun, 08/25/2013 - 21:18
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This is not disruptive change.


For example, would be disruptive if you try to change the entire zone for another.

edondurguti Sun, 08/25/2013 - 21:20
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Thanks Mate,

I'm in the learning process of datacenter technologies and fiber :] coming from ethernet/routing/switching.

dynamoxxx Tue, 08/27/2013 - 22:08
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if you noticed your sever needs to be zoned to at least one port on SPA and one port onSPB (each HBA), this is best practice for Clariion/VNX arrays.


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edondurguti Tue, 08/27/2013 - 22:14
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Yes. The FC1 is added on vsan251. I have inherited the config.
Basically everything talks to everything. Do u have a best practice doc ? Id appretiate it

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dynamoxxx Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:17
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i don't think it's documented anywhere but it's common knowledge for folks managing Clariion/VNX arrays.


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