Requirements for switch zoning in a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs

When using switch zoning in a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs, you must ensure that certain basic requirements are followed.

The requirements for switch zoning in a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs are as follows:

Shared initiator and shared target support for MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs

Being able to share a given FC initiator port or target ports is useful for organizations that want to minimize the number of initiator or target ports used. For example, an organization that expects low I/O usage over an FC initiator port or target ports might prefer to share FC initiator port or target ports instead of dedicating each FC initiator port to a single target port.

However sharing of initiator or target ports can adversely affect performance.

How to support Shared Initiator and Shared Target configuration with Array LUNs in a MetroCluster environment