I am fairly new to the world of FibreChannel, and recently discovered a ‘gotcha’ when making changes to zoning configuration for one or more zones which are part of the active zoneset, which I will share with you now.
Updating the zone configuration
Below is a sample zone configuration for a Nexus switch, and we can see that we have two WWN’s in a zone, the zone is part of a zoneset, and that that zoneset has been activated.
zone name MY_ZONE_NAME vsan 101 member pwwn xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx member pwwn yy:yy:yy:yy:yy:yy:yy:yy zoneset name MY_ZONESET_NAME vsan 101 member MY_ZONE_NAME zoneset activate name MY_ZONESET_NAME vsan 101
Now, suppose that you make a change to that zone, or add another zone to the same zoneset; although the zoneset is already ‘active’, your changes wont be applied.Read on →