Edit SAN dialog box screen details

Screen component

Description

General
SAN Type

The type of SAN; can be FC, FCoE, or FC + FCoE (hybrid SAN).

The device access protocols on the SAN. HPE OneView reports all the protocols it detects, but if other protocols exist on other switches in the SAN, you will need to declare those types manually. The protocols are used to filter SANs when performing network-to-SAN associations.

VLAN ID

The VLAN ID assigned to the SAN.

Auto Zoning Policy
Automate zoning

Indicates whether or not HPE OneView will automatically create zones as part of adding SAN storage to server profiles. The membership and naming of the zones is based on the zoning policy specified in HPE OneView.

Automated zoning automatically creates, edits, and deletes zones on the SAN when storage volumes are attached to or detached from server profiles.

Yes

Automated zoning is turned on for the SAN, and HPE OneView controls the zoning operations between the server profiles and the storage system. Automated zoning is only available for SANs associated with a network.

No

Automated zoning is turned off for the SAN. Zoning must be configured manually in order for the SAN to be visible to server profiles.

Zone layout

Indicates the structure of the zones HPE OneView creates on the SAN.

single initiator / all targets

A single zone is created for each server profile initiator and all storage system targets serving volumes to the initiator.

single initiator / single storage system

A separate zone is created for each storage system serving volumes to the server profile initiator.

single initiator / single target

A separate zone is created for each storage system target port serving volumes to the server profile initiator.

Zone name format

The user-defined format of the zone name, created using available variables.

The variables that are available for naming a zone depend on the zoning policy, as shown in the following table.

Table 59: Zone layout and available zone name variables

Single initiator / all targets

Single initiator / single storage system

Single initiator / single target

server profile

server profile

server profile

server initiator WWPN

server initiator WWPN

server initiator WWPN

server profile connection

server profile connection

server profile connection

 

storage system

storage system

 

storage system port group

storage system port

Zone naming example

You have a server profile named myServer with a connection named portA

You specify the zoning format as OV-{server profile}-{server profile connection}

The zone name would be OV-myServer-portA

NOTE:

To adhere to the naming rules of a SAN manager, HPE OneView automatically removes illegal characters, appends zone names and aliases that are non-unique, and pre-appends zone names and aliases that begin with an illegal starting character.

Update zone names as referenced resources are renamed

Whether or not (Yes or No) zone names are renamed when the names of resources that are part of the name format change. The default setting is Yes.

Create aliases

Use aliases instead of WWPN for initiators and targets. Aliases provide meaningful names that are more readable than WWPNs.

Yes

Aliases are generated for all initiators and target groups and used in zoning operations.

No

Aliases are not generated.

Manage pre-existing aliases

Whether or not (Yes or No) aliases that are not part of the zones that HPE OneView creates are used, renamed, or deleted during zoning operations.

Initiator alias format

Available values: server profile, server profile connection, and server initiator WWPN.

Update initiator aliases as referenced resources are renamed

Whether or not (Yes or No) initiator aliases are renamed when the names of resources that are part of the name format change.

Default: Yes

Target alias format

Available values: storage system, storage system port , storage system port label, and storage system port group.

Update target aliases and target group aliases as referenced resources are renamed

Whether or not (Yes or No) target aliases and target group aliases are renamed when the names of resources that are part of the name format change.

Default: No

Create target group aliases

Whether or not (Yes or No) target group aliases are generated.

Default: No

Target group alias format

Available values: storage system and storage system port group.