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MDS 9124, empty zone databse ?

hello

One of my customer has 2 x MDS 9xxx switches and Qlogic SANbox5600 in one fabric. Principal switch is MDS 9124, I am going to make some changes is this environment - add new storage arrays and modyfing zoning, in preparation phase I discovered that on principal switch show running-config command do not display any zones! in same time show active zoneset display properly configuration of zoneset in that fabric. On other switches in fabric runnin-config is exactly the same with active zoneset.

I am wondering if command: zone copy active-zoneset full-zoneset vsan 1 make copy of zones from active-zoneset to local database of that switch and does it secure to procceed with that command in production hours?

thanks in advance for any suggestion

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MDS 9124, empty zone databse ?

Hi,

"zone copy active-zoneset full-zoneset vsan x" is non-disruptive.

You may want to enable full zoneset distribution.

From the MDS switch that activated the zoneset,

zoneset distribute vsan x

From all the MDS switches

config

zoneset distribute full vsan x

This will distriubte the full zoning db every time a zoneset is activated.

Now the full zoning database will be the same on all the MDS switches.

More about zone distriution

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/mds9000/sw/4_1/configuration/guides/cli_4_1/zone.html#wp1753327

This presumes you are not activating the zoneset from the Qlogic switch.

Regards,

David

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MDS 9124, empty zone databse ?

hello

Thanks for explanation.

Do You know in what circumstances I can activate zoneset from Qlogic ? which setting check/change to do it in safty way for whole fabric ?

Regards,

Ernest

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