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Does adding member to existing multi-member fcalias require change in zone config?

Let's say we have a fcalias which contains a group of tape drives. This drive group alias is already a member of an active zone

zone name tapeserver_tapedrive vsan 10
   member fcalias tape_drive_group
 exit

 

Now I am adding a new drive into the group. Do I also need an update of the zones in which the fcalias is a member of?

!! add a new drive into the group

device-alias database
device-alias name IBMXXXXXX pwwn xx:xx:xx:xx3:xx:xx:xx:xx
device-alias commit

 

fcalis name tape_drive_group vsan 10

   member device-alias IBMXXXXXX

exit

 

 

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VIP Red

Sorry, you are talking about

Sorry, you are talking about 2 types of alias, which are different: fc-alias and device-alias; fc-alias is per vsan, device-alias is per fabric ?

Device alias supports two modes: basic and enhanced mode.

With enhanced mode device-alias, you can change the pwwn, and it will automatically update everywhere, without doing an explicit zoneset activation

New Member

well I am talking about

well I am talking about fcalias and my question is about fcalias. It happens that my sample config does use device-alias inside fcalias. To make it simple, let's use fcalias only. Should I update zone config as well?

!! add a new drive into the group

fcalis name tape_drive_group vsan 10

   member pwwn xx:xx:xx:xx3:xx:xx:xx:xx

exit

 

VIP Red

Do I understand you correctly

Do I understand you correctly, you add an additional new target pwwn ?

therefore this new target has to be included in the zone as well; the point is simply, if you do single initiator-single target, or single initiator-multiple targets; in the former, you create a new zone, in the latter, you add it in a existing zone;

The new zone has to be included in the zoneset as well.
 

New Member

I am adding a new target into

I am adding a new target into a single initiator-multiple targets zone. Since all the targets are grouped under one fcalias 'tape-drives-group', I am assuming that just updating the fcalias 'tape-drive-group' will be good enough for this change. I know the similar operation works for device-alias in enhanced mode, but not sure about fcalias.....It will be really handy if it works. 

This is what the zone looks like.

zone name tapeserver_tapedrives vsan 10
   member fcalias tape_drive_group
 exit

 

VIP Red

Another question: are you

Another question: are you using enhanced VSAN zoning ?

switch(config)# zone mode enhanced vsan 3000

===> Implements changes to the zoning database and distributes it without reactivation.

Cisco Employee

After adding an additional

After adding an additional PWWN to the FCALIAS, you do not need to:

Change the zone

Change the zoneset

 

However, you will need to activate the zoneset again to pick up the change.

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