- Bronze, 100 points or more
As I am relatively new to Cisco switches but have used Qlogic for quite some time, I found Cisco's idea of hard and soft zoning reversed. Eg, to me a soft zone is port zoning and a hard zone is WWN zoning. But the MDS training notes have exactly the opposite.
I made a complete muckup with a couple of VSAN's which I had mafe that used WWN zoning which appears to be the default when using Fabric Manager. Each zone had one initiator and one target port in the zone and I had eight zones in the zoneset.
During a recent large migration, the ports on the host (SunFire 6900) had to be moved to give better redundancy and as the switch was using WWN zoning, I could not move the ports on the host. It took me 30 odd minutes to make new port based zones and a zoneset to fix this and when I activated the new zoneset, the host never even wrote one message about this change. I was very impressed with that. Almost every other change I have made with the Qlogic switches would make the host write many entries that were harmless enough but alarmed the operators no end. I put it down to the Qlogic switches being LIP crazy.
So am I wrong with my idea of zoning or has Cisco wrote its own ideas on this?