Useful commands for Cisco Nexus zoningPosted: February 16, 2015 Filed under: Cisco Nexus, Networking, Storage | Tags: add zones, alias, cisco nexus, device, device-alias, fibre channel, how to add zones to cisco nexus, native, nexus 5k, nexus fc, nexus native fc, zone, zones, zoneset Leave a comment
After implementing Cisco Nexus 5ks that include native Fibre Channel switching for shops that usually don’t have dedicated SAN guys, I’m often called up sometime later to offer a refresher on how to add zones. I usually share this tidbit via email, but here it is for the internets. These commands are very similar on newer MDS models, as well.
Useful commands for Cisco Nexus zoning
Cisco Nexus Fibre Channel configuration templatePosted: May 23, 2013 Filed under: Cisco Nexus, Networking, Storage | Tags: 5548up, 5596up, cisco nexus, cisco ucs, device-alias, eisl, e_port, fc, fc config, fc configuration, fc end host mode, fc switch mode, fc ucs, fibre channel, fibre channel configuration template, fibre channel template, f_port, isl, n_port, te_port, tf_port, ucs, vsan, zone, zoneset, zoning 6 Comments
I recently had the opportunity to configure native fibre channel in my test lab at work using Nexus 55xx series switches and Cisco’s UCS. What I’ll do in this post is to share my templatized fibre channel configuration in a somewhat ordered way, at least from the Nexus point of view. This test lab was configured with the attitude that it should show off the capabilities of the hardware and software. Concepts included in this initial configuration include NPIV, NPV, SAN port-channels, F_Port trunking, VSANs, device aliases, and of course, standard FC concepts like zones and zonesets.
Let me first share the end-state as of today, what I’ll call Phase I. I’ll explain what my initial plan was for Phase I and, after learning a bit more, what I plan to do for Phase II. Please feel free to correct me in the comments below – I made a lot of mistakes configuring this and I wouldn’t be surprised if there’re a few more in there.