Creating a zone
A zone cannot persist without any zone members. When you create a new zone, the zoning defined-configuration zone command places you in a command subconfiguration mode where you can add the first zone member entry. You can specify multiple members by separating each member from the next by a semicolon (;).
The following procedure adds a new zone to the defined configuration.
- In privileged EXEC mode, enter the show name-server detail command to obtain the WWNs of servers and targets available in the Brocade VCS Fabric.
- Enter the configure terminal command to enter global configuration mode.
zoning defined-configuration zone command and enter a new zone name to add a new zone.
A subconfiguration mode prompt appears.
Enter the subconfiguration mode
member-entry command to specify at least one member entry.
The member entry must be specified as a port WWN, a node WWN, or an alias. You can mix WWNs and aliases.
Add multiple members in one operation by separating each member entry with a semicolon (;). No spaces are allowed after the semicolon.
- Enter the exit command to return to global configuration mode.
zoning enabled-configuration cfg-action cfg-save command to save the modified configuration to nonvolatile memory.
Example of creating a zone with two members, a WWN and an alias:
switch# show name-server detail PID: 012100 Port Name: 10:00:00:05:1E:ED:95:38 Node Name: 20:00:00:05:1E:ED:95:38 (output truncated) switch# configure terminal Entering configuration mode terminal switch(config)# zoning defined-configuration zone zone1 switch(config-zone-zone1)# member-entry 20:00:00:05:1E:ED:95:38;alias2 switch(config-zone-zone1)# exit switch(config)# zoning enabled-configuration cfg-action cfg-save