About Enhanced Zoning

The zoning feature complies with the FC-GS-4 and FC-SW-3 standards. Both standards support the basic zoning functionalities explained in Chapter 6 and the enhanced zoning functionalities described in this section. The default zoning mode can be selected during the initial setup. By default, the enhanced zoning feature is disabled in all switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 family. The default zoning is basic mode. Enhanced zoning can be turned on per VSAN as long as each switch within that VSAN is enhanced zoning capable. Enhanced zoning needs to be enabled on only one switch within the VSAN in the existing SAN topology. At the time enhanced zoning is enabled, the command will be propagated to the other switches within the VSAN ...

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