Configuring zoning in a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs

Switch zoning defines paths between connected nodes based on the node’s unique WWN. Single-initiator zoning is recommended for a configuration with array LUNs.

  • Zoning must be determined for each switch.
  • The local and remote Data ONTAP systems must be connected to the fabric.
  • The switch fabric must be connected and the switches must be powered up.
  • The fabric and storage array must be connected.

For a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs, the FC-VI ports on the FC adapters must be zoned end-to-end across the fabric.

  1. Gather the WWPNs for the FC-VI ports on the FC-VI adapter of the Data ONTAP system.The WWPNs for the FC-VI ports are needed when you set up the zones for the FC-VI ports. The WWPNs for the FC-VI ports are available from the following sources:
    • The switch
    • Data ONTAP sysconfig -M output

      Gather WWPNs from entries such as the following: !Qlogic 2352 FCVI Cluster Interconnect Adapter<adapter_WWPN>

  2. Zone FC-VI port a on the local Data ONTAP system to the FC-VI port a on the remote Data ONTAP system.
  3. Zone FC-VI port b on the local Data ONTAP system to the FC-VI port b on the remote Data ONTAP system.
  • If necessary, change the configuration speed of your stretch MetroCluster configuration.
  • Set up Data ONTAP on the Data ONTAP systems so that they can access storage on the storage arrays, and so that you can take advantage of Data ONTAP features.