Monday, March 26, 2012

Zoning a Brocade switch via command line

I recently found that I will need to create several zones on a brocade FC switch. Normally I use the Java GUI as this is easy and simple to visualize the changes, but with approximately 120 zones to create, the GUI is out of the question.

A little bit of searching and I found some great blogs discussing just this - creating FC zones from command line.
http://cosonok.blogspot.com/2011/12/brocade-switch-cli-zoning-configuration.html
http://www.sanduel.com/SAN-Storage-Commands/How-to-zone-a-Brocade-SAN-switch-in-command-line-base.html

One thing to note is that many of the commands (such as alicreate) can support multiple members. This means you can have multiple WWNs added to a single alias via a single command. To see which commands support multiple members, use the help command - ex: help alicreate

1 comment:

Vidad Cosonok said...

Hello Ed,
Thank you for the mention of my blog.
I like your blog very much - lots of variety and interesting techie stuff, so I've added your blog to my blog list. And I like the duck.
Cheers!