Joost de Lijser - the geek - the san

So the next step was to get a san switch, not as easy or cheap to come by as the rest, but maybe i was just lucky with the other hardware. 
so i found this brocade 3250, at 2Gbit it seems fast enough for my home environment ;). The most expensive piece in my collection (165 eur) , i doubt the most valuable, but necessary nontheless...

The FC cables and SFP's were donations by colleagues who had them lying around, and i had bought 1 HBA, but i was lucky enough to find some more cheap servers with HBA's in them :)




So once i received the silkworm 3250, i found out that i didn't have a root or admin password, or any info on what IP it was set up. Brocade and Google weren't much help in providing a way in, so the next day i just screwed open the box and took out the flashcard, and put it in a flashcard reader on one of my workstations. Then i mounted the partitions in linux and copied back the passwd_default to passwd. On the first login this baby wants you to change all the default passwords, so after that, no preset password will work... Once i had access, zoning the library to the server was pretty straightforward and painless.

for the geeks reading this, below is the setup (only 3 of the 4 drives showing up because i'm still missing 1 cable):

SANSW1:admin> nsshow
{
 Type Pid    COS     PortName NodeName                 TTL(sec
 N    010400; 2,3;10:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd;20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd; na
    FC4s: FCP
    PortSymb: [34] "Emulex PPN-10:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd"
    NodeSymb: [36] "Emulex A8002A FV2.50A6 DV8.3.5.86.1p"
    Fabric Port Name: 20:04:00:05:1e:35:da:4f

 N    010500; 3;50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:01;50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:00; na
    FC4s: FCP [IBM     ULTRIUM-TD3     6B20]
    Fabric Port Name: 20:05:00:05:1e:35:da:4f

 N    010600; 3;50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:05;50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:04; na
    FC4s: FCP [IBM     ULTRIUM-TD3     6B20]
    Fabric Port Name: 20:06:00:05:1e:35:da:4f

 N    010700; 3;50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:95;50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:94; na
    FC4s: FCP [IBM     ULTRIUM-TD3     81W0]
    Fabric Port Name: 20:07:00:05:1e:35:da:4f

The Local Name Server has 4 entries }

SANSW1:admin> alicreate "DL580_HBA1", "20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd"
SANSW1:admin> alicreate "LIBA_DRIVE02", "50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:00"
SANSW1:admin> alicreate "LIBA_DRIVE01", "50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:04"
SANSW1:admin> alicreate "LIBA_DRIVE04", "50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:94"
SANSW1:admin> alicreate "LIBA_DRIVE03", "50:03:08:C0:9B:58:10:90"
SANSW1:admin> zonecreate "ZLIBA_DL580_DR04", "DL580_HBA1;LIBA_DRIVE04"
SANSW1:admin> zonecreate "ZLIBA_DL580_DR03", "DL580_HBA1;LIBA_DRIVE03"
SANSW1:admin> zonecreate "ZLIBA_DL580_DR02", "DL580_HBA1;LIBA_DRIVE02"
SANSW1:admin> zonecreate "ZLIBA_DL580_DR01", "DL580_HBA1;LIBA_DRIVE01"
SANSW1:admin> cfgcreate "ZONE01", "ZLIBA_DL580_DR01;ZLIBA_DL580_DR02;ZLIBA_DL58_DR03;ZLIBA_DL580_DR04"
SANSW1:admin> cfgsave
SANSW1:admin> cfgenable "ZONE01"
cfgEnable: failed to validate "ZONE01"
SANSW1:admin> cfgremove "ZONE01", "ZBLIBA_DL580_DR03"
"ZBLIBA_DL580_DR03" is not in "ZONE01"
SANSW1:admin> cfgremove "ZONE01", "ZLIBA_DL58_DR03"
SANSW1:admin> cfgadd "ZONE01", "ZLIBA_DL580_DR03"
SANSW1:admin> cfgsave
Updating flash ...
SANSW1:admin> cfgenable "ZONE01"
zone config "ZONE01" is in effect
Updating flash ...SANSW1:admin> cfgshow
Defined configuration:
 cfg:   ZONE01  ZLIBA_DL580_DR01; ZLIBA_DL580_DR02; ZLIBA_DL580_DR04;
                ZLIBA_DL580_DR03
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR01
                DL580_HBA1; LIBA_DRIVE01
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR02
                DL580_HBA1; LIBA_DRIVE02
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR03
                DL580_HBA1; LIBA_DRIVE03
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR04
                DL580_HBA1; LIBA_DRIVE04
 alias: DL580_HBA1
                20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd
 alias: LIBA_DRIVE01
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:04
 alias: LIBA_DRIVE02
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:00
 alias: LIBA_DRIVE03
                50:03:08:C0:9B:58:10:90
 alias: LIBA_DRIVE04
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:94

Effective configuration:
 cfg:   ZONE01
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR01
                20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:04
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR02
                20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:00
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR03
                20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:90
 zone:  ZLIBA_DL580_DR04
                20:00:00:00:c9:62:97:fd
                50:03:08:c0:9b:58:10:94



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