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Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 31, 2017

Supply an option to create 1 zone per fabric

Cisco switches have limited storage for zoning. Even when using the initiator zoning mode of PowerVC, too many zones are created.
Create another mode to further reduce the zoning to 1 zone per fabric containing all initiators and targets.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 21, 2019

    Storage specific zoning is added in PowerVC 1.4.3
    For "initiator" and "intitiator-vfc" modes of zoning, the targets across multiple storage were combined in a single entity. Now, the powervc-config option zone_by_stg_provider creates separate zones when volumes from multiple storage providers are mapped to a virtual machine.
    Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Guest
    Sep 3, 2017

    Thanks for the suggestion - we'll consider this for a future release.