Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking

VSANs are used to segment the physical fabric into multiple logical fabrics. Zoning provides security within a single fabric, whether physical or logical, to restrict access between initiators and targets (see Figure 6-35). LUN masking is used to provide additional security to LUNs after an initiator has reached the target device.

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Figure 6-35 VSANs Versus Zoning

The zoning service within a Fibre Channel fabric is designed to provide security between devices that share the same fabric. The primary goal is to prevent certain devices from accessing other devices within the fabric. With many types of servers ...

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