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Cisco MDS 9124 Quick configuration

The initial configuration of the OOB management IP Interface has already been completed. In this Cisco Simulation I have configured Cisco Fabric Manager and Device Manager, and the implemented the SAN design show below using Quick Configuration Wizard.

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Procedure:

  1. Setup OOB Management IP
  2. Install Fabric Manager and Device Manager from the embedded web server in the MDS 9124 switch.
  • Access using any browser and then type the assigned IP address.

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  • Click fabric manager to begin the installation.

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  • Select Local interface and click use device aliases in place of FC aliases.

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And click Finish.

  • Before you open Fabric Manager you will configure VSANs and Zones using the Device Manager quick configuration wizard.
  • Click Device Manager icon on the desktop.

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  • Click FC menu.

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Then click quick config.

  • Check the Enable box next to Port 7 and type 2 in VSAN field for port 7 then press enter. (this is your mail server)

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  • To create a zone that contains port 7 (email server) and 17 (email storage), check the box at the intersection of row 17 and column 7.

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Click Next.

  • Confirm Changes (Configuration preview)

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Click finish.

  • Notice that ports 7, 8, 17 and 18 are now up.

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  • To verify that the devices have logged in successfully to the fabric, you can view the Fibre channel name server. FC menu> Name server.
  • The WWNs for all four devices are displayed. Your configuration is complete.

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Viewing Fabric topology using Fabric Manager

  • Click Fabric Manager Application. And login
  • You must now login to your switch to discover fabric.

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Open Fabric
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View of Fabric Manager
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Verify member
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