dynamoxxx

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dynamoxxx commented on MDS DR Best Practices in Storage Networking 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

no worries, good luck.

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 3 months 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 3 months ago

cli or DCNM ?

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

dynamoxxx commented on How to change a zone? in Storage Networking 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

show fcns database

dynamoxxx commented on MDS 9148 - connected devices in Storage Networking 5 months ago

show flogi database

dynamoxxx commented on Which license is needed for DCNM? in Storage Networking 5 months ago

this is all i have installed in mine, before and after we switched to NPV. As long as your 9148...

dynamoxxx commented on Which license is needed for DCNM? in Storage Networking 5 months ago

aren't 9124e sold in HP C-class blade enclosures ?  Do you run them in NPV mode ?

dynamoxxx commented on DCNM question in Storage Networking 7 months ago

Remove that fabric in DCNM and re-add it back.

dynamoxxx commented on Odd Number of ISL between MDS 9503's in Storage Networking 8 months ago

ok, good luck.

dynamoxxx commented on Odd Number of ISL between MDS 9503's in Storage Networking 8 months ago

should not matter. Why is it TF and not TE ...you are not trunking any VSANs ?

dynamoxxx commented on Odd Number of ISL between MDS 9503's in Storage Networking 8 months ago

it's possible one fabric has a VSAN for backup traffic (tape/VTL typicall are not multipathed) so...

dynamoxxx commented on Odd Number of ISL between MDS 9503's in Storage Networking 8 months ago

you sure can, see one of the examples.  Question is why are you adding to one fabirc and not the...

dynamoxxx commented on Configure HA for MDS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

good luck Evan and enjoy XtremIO ..very nice box.

dynamoxxx commented on Configure HA for MDS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

take a look at page 17 and down https://support.emc.com/docu56210_XtremIO-Host-Configuration-Guide...

dynamoxxx commented on Configure HA for MDS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

same, assuming you are using FC ports on 5Ks.

dynamoxxx commented on Configure HA for MDS in Storage Networking 8 months ago

yes, that is what you want , two completely isolated fabrics.  How many Xbricks ?

dynamoxxx commented on MDS 9148 ports in Storage Networking 9 months ago

what's connected to that port, tape drive/library ?

dynamoxxx commented on Cisco Nexus 5672UP to HP 8/24 SAN Switch cookbook in Storage Networking 9 months ago

Is there a reason you didn't want to put hp into access gateway / npv mode and perform zoning on...

dynamoxxx commented on Dell storage with Cisco MDS 9500 in Storage Networking 9 months ago

storage arrays do not understand NPV nor NPIV so i am not sure what you are referring to as far as...

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