The EMC® Connectrix® DS-300B provides a cost-effective, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs and can serve as an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments.
FIBRE CHANNEL PORTS
24 ports in 8-port increments through Ports-on-Demand licenses at 8, 16, and 24 universal (E, F, M, FL, or N) ports
Auto-sensing of 2, 4, and 8 Gb/s port speeds
- connect your laptop via the serial-utp connection to the serial-utp port on the switch (IOIOI)
- open a putty/serial connection
- login with default credentials: admin/password
- setup network with commands (ipaddrset, ipaddrshow):
- setup date/time:
- switch names:
- ethernet cabling
Now you should be able to use your browser/java to connect to the GUI.
In the GUI, you need to open the “Zone Administration” page.
In most of cases, I’m doing fabric-based soft zoning. I’m almost never doing port zoning because things will go wrong when someone misplaces a fibre cable.
Recommended approach is using “Single-HBA” zoning, so Each zone created has only one server-HBA (initiator) in the zone together with all of the target storage devices.
|1. create Aliases
A zone alias is a familiar name assigned to a device or a group of devices.example: alias “SPA_P0” = 50:06:01:60:bb:60:00:56 (EMC VNX Storage Processor A, Port 0)
60=SP A Port 0
61=SP A Port 1
68=SP B Port 0
69=SP B Port 1Typically the customer will have 2 FC switches (failover).
Switch1 will have 2 VNX connections:
alias: SPA_P0 50:06:01:60:3e:a0:5b:f8
alias: SPB_P0 50:06:01:68:3e:a0:5b:f8
Switch2 will have 2 other failover VNX connections
alias: SPA_P1 50:06:01:61:3e:a0:5b:f8
alias: SPB_P1 50:06:01:69:3e:a0:5b:f8
|2. create Zones
I’m using Single-HBA zoning, so each zone created has only one server-HBA (initiator) in the zone together with the aliases created for all of the target storage devices.
|3. create Zone Config
Add all zones to the Zone Config which will later be saved and applied.
|4. Save Config|
|5. Enable Config|
#zone –validate “zone1”