Category: Cisco Switch

How to do zoning in Cisco MDS SAN switches

Pre-requisites to do zoning in cisco Fabric Collect the VSAN ID details and identify VSAN Collect active zoneset in VSAN. (sh zoneset active| grep -i zoneset) Collect WWPN details of the host. Collect WWPN...

SFP Types

Short Wavelength (SWL) Long Wavelength (LWL) Extended Long Wavelength (ELWL) Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)   SWL Fiber Optic SFP Module – Based on short-wavelength 850 nm lasers supporting 2 and 4 Gbit/sec link speeds....

What is Zoning?

Zoning Zoning means restricting to scope of an initiator (host) to particular target (storage array) in fabric. An initiator can see only the devices from particular storage array which is zoned to it. Zoning...

Fibre Channel Classes of service

Classes of service Applications might require different levels of service and guarantees regarding delivery, connectivity and bandwidth. Some applications need to have bandwidth that is dedicated to them during the data exchange like Tape...

Fibre Channel Topologies

Fibre Channel Topologies Topology is the way of approach to connect devices to form a network. Fibre Channel-based networks support three types of base topologies: Point-to-point Arbitrated loop Switched fabric Switched fabric further classified...