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5596 - zones best practice

I never done storage networking before and while configuring and testing our zone/zoneset config I ended up adding targets and all members to the same zone.  I'm positive this is not best practice and hoping someone will point me in the right direction.

This is working fine with the config below, VMs are seeing LUNs.  Should I create separate zone for each target? So each host would have two zones with target(VNX-SP-A) & (VNX-SP-B) on each switch? all in the same zoneset?

 

SW1:

!Full Zone Database Section for vsan 31
zone name NX1-VNX-SP-A vsan 31
    member pwwn 50:06:01:64:08:60:21:65
!               [VNX-SP-A]
    member pwwn 50:06:01:6d:08:60:21:65
!               [VNX-SP-B]
    member pwwn 22:ce:00:2a:6a:9d:d4:7f
!               [UCS-FI-A]
    member fcid 0xef00ef
    member fcid 0xef01ef
    member fcid 0x0c0001
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:1e
!               [ESX-01]
    member fcid 0xef0002
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:3f
    member fcid 0xef0003
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:3e
    member fcid 0xef0004
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:1f
    member fcid 0xef0005

zoneset name ZoneSet_NX1-VNX-SP-A vsan 31
    member NX1-VNX-SP-A

zoneset activate name ZoneSet_NX1-VNX-SP-A vsan 31


SW2:

!Full Zone Database Section for vsan 32
zone name NX1-VNX-SP-A vsan 32
    member pwwn 50:06:01:65:08:60:21:65
!               [VNX-SP-A]
    member fcid 0x1400ef
    member pwwn 50:06:01:6c:08:60:21:65
!               [VNX-SP-B]
    member fcid 0x1401ef
    member pwwn 22:cf:00:2a:6a:9d:d7:3f
!               [UCS-FI-B]
    member fcid 0x140001
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:0e
!               [EXS-01]
    member fcid 0x140002
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:2f
    member fcid 0x140003
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:2e
    member fcid 0x140004
    member pwwn 20:00:00:25:b5:b0:00:0f
    member fcid 0x140005

zoneset name ZoneSet_NX2-VNX-SP-A vsan 32
    member NX1-VNX-SP-A

zoneset activate name ZoneSet_NX2-VNX-SP-A vsan 32

 

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Usually most storage vendors

Usually most storage vendors mandate single initiator - single target zoning; this could of course end up in quite some work.

Cisco invented some proprietary solution, called smart zoning, see eg.

http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/storage-networking/mds-9100-series-multilayer-fabric-switches/at_a_glance_c45-708533.pdf

Caveat: not every platform does support smart zoning (N5k doesn't for the moment).

My 2c: use device alias for building your zone's ! and enhanced zoning (to be enabled per vsan)

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