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ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dear All,

There are 2 MDS9216 Switches in our client's environment.

One Switch has 2 VSAN, and 2 ZoneSets.

I always setup it at first Switch.

Some day I add a zone to existing ZoneSet

at "Second" Swtich.

The result was surprised me!!!

Only the new Zone was enable and previous Zones were disable...

This behavia is normal or not?

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New Member

Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dear All,

The management network are in different subnet and can not communicate each other.

Does this cause the situation?

Thanks for any input.

Dennis

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Hi,

This is normal. You will always need to perform zoning on your primary switch and then apply the zoneset.

Cheers

Andrew

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dear Andrew,

May I use following command to solve the issue?

Saving Startup Configurations in the Fabric

You can use Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) to instruct the other switches in the fabric to save their configurations to their local NVRAM.

NVRAM using the following copy command:

switch# copy running-config startup-config fabric

Best Regards,

Dennis

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Hi Dennis,

Before you save, you should do a "show run diff". This will show you the differences from the running and startup config.

If you perform a zone change on one switch, then activate it. Perform the "show run diff" and you will notice the zone/zoneset changes are visible on both switches.

Cheers

Andrew

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dear Andrew,

If I will perform zoning on the primary switch and then apply the zoneset.

This will cause both of configurations are different.

What happened? The two SAN Switches reload the system.

Or The Primary Switch died and reload the second SAN Swtich.

This will lose the previous zoning configuration?

Thanks for your replay.

Dennis

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Hi Dennis,

I am guessing from your question that you don't have a core/edge topology.

You should perform zoning changes on one switch and then save config's on the other switch's you have.

I hope all this helps! :)

Cheers

Andrew

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dennis,

I am confused about what you are doing here. Are both the 9216i switches completely seperate? In other words, there is no ISL between them and both are principal switches. If they are seperate, no amount of zoning on one switch should update the other switch especially with WWN zoning.

So let us know if the switches are connected via ISL's or not. Going by the first post, only two switches would indicate they are completely standalone and you have two seperate fabrics.

Stephen

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dear Stephen,

Both of the 9216i switches not completely seperated, and ISL link was functional.

If I add a zone to first switch, and run "copy run start".

Will the second switch copy running configuratoin to start-up configuratoin, too?

Thanks for you help.

Dennis

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Hi,

You will need to run the "cop run sta" command on each switch.

Cheers

Andrew

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Re: ZoneSet configurations were different in a fabric?!

Dear Andrew,

Thanks for the information.

If I add a zone to existing zoneset on secondary switch, it will read the startup configuratoin and add the new zone to enable.

Or it will merge the new zone and running configuration to enable?

Thanks for your help.

Dennis

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