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SAN zoning advantages and disadvantages

We just got a SAN, and I will be assisting in installing it and configuring it, I asked someone to explain to me what we will gain using SAN zoning, but he was unable to answer my question, could some ...
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Hard and soft zoning vs. port and WWN zoning

I've been working with the storage guy in our business and I'm trying to get up to speed on zoning, but I'm finding conflicting information. I'm confused about the relationship between hard and soft ...
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Fibre channel zoning by port: bad idea?

I have a single FC switch here that has a bunch of servers hanging off of it. Currently it is zoned (as per my previous question, Fibre Channel zoning best practices) by WWN, one zone for each pair ...
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Should I use the WWN or WWPN when zoning an FC switch?

I'm looking at zoning 2 FC switches which were not zoned when initially implemented for some reason. They are IBM/Brocade switches and I've found this page to be quite helpful. I'm just trying to ...
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Fibre Channel zoning best practices

I'm hoping that this will be useful for more people than just me. Right now I've got a fibre channel switch, a NetApp filer, and some servers running Oracle. All of the servers can see the same LUNs ...