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Renaming Zones and Zonesets

Good Day,

Just a basic question. We use 9509's and 9513's for our SAN configuration. If I rename either a zone or an active zoneset does this in any way disrupt the connections using the zone or the zoneset. I want to standardize the naming conventions for our systems to better identify what they serve.



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Re: Renaming Zones and Zonesets

I'm not sure you can just rename the zone and zoneset. I think you may have to edit the current zoneset and add in duplicate zones with the new name, then delete the existing zones, with the old name, and then reactivate the current zoneset to push the change out. As long as there is no change in zone membership, no connectivity should be impacted.

As for the zoneset name, you may have to create a duplicate zoneset with the new name, and all the zones...with the new names...then activate the new zoneset name. Again, this should cause no impact to existing connectivity since the zone members will not be changing.

Hope this helps,


New Member

Re: Renaming Zones and Zonesets

Hi Mike,

The ability to rename existing zones and zonesets is documented in Cisco's CLI and FM documentation. I just needed to know if doing so temporarily disrupts the connections using those zones.

Thanks for the response.


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