dynamoxxx

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dynamoxxx commented on Smart Zones Iniatator types in Storage Networking 1 month ago

Fred, designation of "both" or "host" or "storage" is per zone so you should have no problems...

dynamoxxx commented on Use of smart zoning during MDS refresh in Storage Networking 1 month ago

I converted online from regular zones to smart zones without taking systems offline. No cons, just...

dynamoxxx commented on Zoning MDS switch- zoning across VSANs in Storage Networking 3 months ago

IVR allows devices in different VSANs to communicate with each other. Yes, zones are VSAN specific.

dynamoxxx commented on Zoning MDS switch- zoning across VSANs in Storage Networking 3 months ago

Are these are actually two separate storage arrays ?  If you have extra ports on on the second VNX...

dynamoxxx commented on Zones that are active in Storage Networking 5 months ago

same

dynamoxxx commented on Zones that are active in Storage Networking 5 months ago

i did not do it in bulk, i performed my "conversions" a couple of systems at a time.  In DCNM i...

dynamoxxx commented on Zones that are active in Storage Networking 5 months ago

yep, did that for all my HP C-class blades and UCS blade a couple of years ago. During the day,...

dynamoxxx commented on Zones that are active in Storage Networking 5 months ago

yes you can. You can enable SmarZonining on the fly and then start creating new SmartZones that...

dynamoxxx commented on Cisco MDS SAN Zoning Best Practices in Storage Networking 6 months ago

or enable SmartZoning, sure saves on a lot of zones.

dynamoxxx commented on Cisco MDS SAN Zoning Best Practices in Storage Networking 6 months ago

i would be careful doing that.  Unless you have enabled SmartZoning you might have storage ports...

dynamoxxx commented on Enabling NPIV will reboot the Switch...Inmediatly? in Storage Networking 7 months ago

NPIV and NPV are two different things. Before you destroy your environment do more research what...

dynamoxxx commented on IVR problems in Storage Networking 8 months ago

device-alias is the preferred way.  Can you share output from "sh ivr vsan-topology"

dynamoxxx commented on IVR problems in Storage Networking 8 months ago

Kevin, run "sh ivr vsan-topology" and figure out if the WWN of switch in question is listed as well...

dynamoxxx commented on MDS9148 switch will not zone servers and NAS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

zoning looks normal to me. I don't know how you do masking on Netapp but i assume the server WWN...

dynamoxxx commented on MDS9148 switch will not zone servers and NAS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

if you run "sh running-config | grep dellserver_wwn" , do you see it ?

dynamoxxx commented on MDS9148 switch will not zone servers and NAS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

new zones have been added to active zoneset and activated ?

dynamoxxx commented on MDS DR Best Practices in Storage Networking 10 months ago

if you are using DCNM you can configure it to make backups of your switch config. Or you can use...

dynamoxxx commented on Any issues to leave already decommissioned zoning and host wwpn in Storage Networking 11 months ago

agree, clean up.  Last thing you want to be troubleshooting an issue at 3am and trying to figure...

dynamoxxx commented on ****ADDING NEW EMC UNITY 500F**** in Storage Networking 11 months ago

to add to what Walter already mentioned, there is no reason to separate your storage arrays into...

dynamoxxx commented on ****ADDING NEW EMC UNITY 500F**** in Storage Networking 11 months ago

there is no port-channeling/trunking in FC between storage arrays and SAN switches. You will need...

dynamoxxx commented on Domain aliases renaming in Storage Networking 11 months ago

no idea what you did but enabling devices aliases nor configuring should have no impact to your...

dynamoxxx commented on Procedure to change IP's in MDS 9513 & change admin password. in Storage Networking 12 months ago

that is the correct document and as you can see it will require downtime as one supervisor will...

dynamoxxx commented on Need help with migrating old switches in Storage Networking 1 year ago

what all configuration was done on the new switches ? Did you configure VSANs ?

dynamoxxx commented on Need help with migrating old switches in Storage Networking 1 year ago

so what have you configured on the new switches before you plugged them in to the old ones ?  I...

dynamoxxx commented on on MDS SAN switch, to find out if there are any performance issues, and what are the cause? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

but the ones you did implement, are they all having issues ?

dynamoxxx commented on on MDS SAN switch, to find out if there are any performance issues, and what are the cause? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

care to elaborate on other questions i asked ?  That is if you want help.

dynamoxxx commented on on MDS SAN switch, to find out if there are any performance issues, and what are the cause? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

do you have DCNM and is it configured to collect performance stats ?  Is every system connected to...

dynamoxxx commented on Any issues with same vsan on each MDS in a pair? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

So Fabric A consists of two switches and you have one VSAN spanning both ..and then you have Fabric...

dynamoxxx commented on After installed O.S. on the host, the old LUNs are still there. in Storage Networking 1 year ago

clean up your zoning before someone fdisk your ESX LUNs from the Redhat server by mistake.

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

no worries, good luck.

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

# config t # zone name EricGao vsan 10 # no member pwwn 10:**:**:**:**:**:**:**:**:25   ( old WWN...

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

cli or DCNM ?

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

Ok, so find the zone you need to update, remove the old WWN , add new WWN and activated the zoneset...

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

can you share "sh running-config" , at least  for that specific zone.

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

ok, you are changing host HBAs ports.  Are you using fcalias or device alias  ? If you are using...

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

how do you zone today ?  If you are using WWN based zoning you don't need to do anything.

dynamoxxx commented on VMware HBA's and Multiple SANs in Storage Networking 1 year ago

yep, that's my zoning. Don't call your storage arrays SAN, SAN is storage area network ..confuses...

dynamoxxx commented on VMware HBA's and Multiple SANs in Storage Networking 1 year ago

Steven, why you say SAN i assume you are referring to the storage array ?  If yes, then absolutely...

dynamoxxx commented on What will it happen if there are 2 initaitors and 1 targets, or 2 initiators and 2 targets? in Storage Networking 1 year ago

enable SmartZoning on your VSAN and add as many initiators and targets to one zone as you see...

dynamoxxx commented on two MDS switch with or without ISL in Storage Networking 1 year ago

take a look at "popular documents" on the right hand side https://supportforums.cisco.com/...

dynamoxxx commented on two MDS switch with or without ISL in Storage Networking 1 year ago

how do you think switches communicate to each other ?   By connecting two switches together you are...

dynamoxxx commented on FCOE Module part number for VNX 5400 in Storage Networking 1 year ago

VNX supports different SLICs (modules),  you can choose from FC, FCoE and iSCSI. You need to decide...

dynamoxxx commented on FCOE Module part number for VNX 5400 in Storage Networking 1 year ago

twinax or optical ?  I can tell you that EMC support active twinax only.  As far as the part is...

dynamoxxx commented on How to connect emc VNX in Storage Networking 1 year ago

i would just search for NX-OS admin/config guides.  Also download the VNX best practices guides...

dynamoxxx commented on How to connect emc VNX in Storage Networking 1 year ago

port based zoning ? Why ?  Unless you have a specific reason i would switch to WWN based zoning (...

dynamoxxx commented on How to connect emc VNX in Storage Networking 1 year ago

just connect VNX 5400 to the same VSAN on each fabric, create your device aliases/fc aliases .....

dynamoxxx commented on Verify Traffic in Storage Networking 1 year ago

make sure all hosts are zone properly and you will need to rely on your host multipathing software...

dynamoxxx commented on Copy files from MDS to MDS in Storage Networking 1 year ago

copy it to your local system first (tftp/ftp/scp) and then to another switch.

dynamoxxx commented on MDS 9148 - connected devices in Storage Networking 1 year ago

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