Saturday, 14 October 2017

Understanding the NetApp MetroCluster Brocade 6510 RCF v9.1

With ONTAP 9.1, NetApp released an RCF v9.1 for the Brocade 6510 SAN Fabric Switches. The RCF v9.1 Golden Template Configuration Files are what most people should be using with new MetroCluster Deployments, and link to the files is (currently) at the very top of the -
- under the title “Files for configurations using FibreBridge 7500N bridges using both FC ports for ONTAP 9.1 or later port layout”. This layout is better than the previous RCF_v1.3 (4-node MC with ATTO 7500N using both FC ports) and RCF_v1.4 (8-node MC with ATTO 7500N using both FC ports), but different (the diagram in my previous post shows the RCF_v1.3 layout.) The following diagrams present the new layout.

Image: Brocade 6510

Image: Brocade 6510 configuration using FibreBridge 7500N using both FC ports (FC1 and FC2) - Switch 1

Image: Brocade 6510 configuration using FibreBridge 7500N using both FC ports (FC1 and FC2) - Switch 2

APPENDIX: Zoning

The Zoning for Fabric 1 is contained in the file Brcd6510_8N_FC1_FC2_FAB1_SW1_D5_RCF_v9.1.txt and the Zoning for Fabric 2 in the file Brcd6510_8N_FC1_FC2_FAB2_SW2_D6_RCF_v9.1.txt (switch 1 and 2 in the primary site are the master switches, and when the ISLs are connected the zoning information is pushed out to switches 3 and 4 respectively.) One thing to note is that the ISLs aren’t zoned, so you could use 16 -> 23 for ISLs, as well as 40 -> 47 (8 ISLs is the maximum though, and 40 -> 47 are the supported ISL ports.)


zone.QOSH1_MC1_FAB_1_FCVI:5,0;5,1;5,4;5,5;7,0;7,1;7,4;7,5
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;5,8
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;5,9
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;7,8
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;7,9
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;5,10
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;5,11
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;7,10
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;7,11
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;5,12
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;5,13
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;7,12
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;7,13
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;5,14
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;5,15
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_TOP_FC1:5,2;5,6;7,2;7,6;7,14
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_BOT_FC1:5,3;5,7;7,3;7,7;7,15
zone.QOSH2_MC2_FAB_1_FCVI:5,24;5,25;5,28;5,29;7,24;7,25;7,28;7,29
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;5,32
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;5,33
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;7,32
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;7,33
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;5,34
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;5,35
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;7,34
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;7,35
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;5,36
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;5,37
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;7,36
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;7,37
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;5,38
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;5,39
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_TOP_FC1:5,26;5,30;7,26;7,30;7,38
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_BOT_FC1:5,27;5,31;7,27;7,31;7,39



zone.QOSH1_MC1_FAB_2_FCVI:6,0;6,1;6,4;6,5;8,0;8,1;8,4;8,5
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;6,8
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;6,9
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;8,8
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;8,9
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;6,10
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;6,11
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;8,10
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;8,11
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;6,12
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;6,13
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;8,12
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;8,13
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;6,14
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;6,15
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_TOP_FC2:6,2;6,6;8,2;8,6;8,14
zone.MC1_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_BOT_FC2:6,3;6,7;8,3;8,7;8,15
zone.QOSH2_MC2_FAB_2_FCVI:6,24;6,25;6,28;6,29;8,24;8,25;8,28;8,29
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;6,32
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_1_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;6,33
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;8,32
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_2_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;8,33
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;6,34
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_3_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;6,35
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;8,34
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_4_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;8,35
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;6,36
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_5_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;6,37
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;8,36
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_6_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;8,37
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;6,38
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_A_STK_GRP_7_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;6,39
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_1_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_TOP_FC2:6,26;6,30;8,26;8,30;8,38
zone.MC2_INIT_GRP_2_SITE_B_STK_GRP_8_BOT_FC2:6,27;6,31;8,27;8,31;8,39


Note 1: The instructions say to ‘Verify that the switch is using the Dynamic POD method’
Note 2: Fabric 1 uses domains 5 and 7. Fabric 2 uses domains 6 and 8.

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