Implementing SAN Zoning
SAN Zoning is relatively easy to configure on most Fibre Channel switches. In the case of our Qlogic Corp. SANbox 2 Fibre Channel switch, we used their SANsurfer 2 management software to set up our zones.Using SANsurfer 2s zone management interface we created a zone set for our switch.After creating the zone set, we created two SAN zones within the set to accommodate two network segments. Once the zones were configured, the process of assigning servers and RAID devices to specific zones was a simple drag and drop operation. We created a zone for each of our servers and assigned each of them a port from our two-port Hitachi RAID unit.