SAN setup - Dual fiber switches + 2 SANs
I have had for a while a IBM DS3400 configured via Fiber through 2 Brocade fiber switches.
Straight forward enough:
- Connect Fiber
- Create an ALIAS
- Create a ZONE and add the ALIAS's you need to the ZONE
- add all ZONEs to the ZONE CONFIG (all ZONES member of the one ZONE CONFIG)
So therefore i have "ESX1" ZONE which has the Alias's for ESX1 HBA1 + DS3400_Cont1 + DS3400_Cont2.
The question is when i add an additional DS3400 dual controller into my environment - do i add the new SAN Alias's to the existing ZONEs in the Brocade config.
OR do i create new ZONEs for example:
"ESX1_SAN2" : ESX1 HBA + DS3400_2_cont1 + DS3400_2_cont2 and do this for all connections - basically creating a duplicate ZONEs apart from they contain the controllers ALIASs for the second SAN and the HBA for the ESX host?
Hope this makes sense - it is very difficult to explain.