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Stacking two production and configured Qlogic SanBox 5800V switches

Some time ago, our consultants installed two SanBox 5800V fiber switches as part of an infrastructure refresh, that sit between our HP P2000 SAN and our VMware ESXi hosts. The switches at that time, ...
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SAN, BROCADE and WINDOWS SERVER, filesystem trouble

I'm building a DR infrastructure using 4 Servers, 2 Eternus Fujitsu and Brocade 300 Switches. All configurations are done: zoning, paths, LUNs and so on. I have a situation: When I create a file ...
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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 ...