Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Creating an alias

  1. In privileged EXEC mode, enter the show name-server detail command to list the WWNs of devices and targets available in the Brocade VCS Fabric.
  2. Enter the configure terminal command to enter global configuration mode.
  3. Enter the zoning defined-configuration alias command followed by a name for the alias.

    A subconfiguration mode prompt appears.

  4. Enter the subconfiguration mode member-entry command to specify at least one member entry.

    The member entry must be specified as a port WWN or a node WWN.

    You can add multiple members in one operation by separating each member entry with a semicolon (;). No spaces are allowed after the semicolon.

  5. Enter the exit command to return to global configuration mode.
  6. Enter the zoning enabled-configuration cfg-action cfg-save command to save the configuration to nonvolatile memory.

    The following is an example of creating an alias with one member node WWN:

    switch# show name-server detail
    PID: 013100
    Port Name: 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:01
    Node Name: 10:00:00:00:00:00:00:01
          (output truncated)
    switch# configure terminal
    Entering configuration mode terminal
    switch(config)# zoning defined-configuration alias alias1
    switch(config-alias-alias1)# member-entry 10:00:00:00:00:00:00:01
    switch(config-alias-alias1)# exit
    switch(config)# zoning enabled-configuration cfg-action cfg-save