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Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches by Jose Rodriguez Ruibal, Shanmuganthan Kumaravel, Michael Engelbrecht, Uwe Dubberke, Jon Tate

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Basic zoning
In this chapter, we discuss the basics of zoning, which allows you to define specific groups of fabric-connected devices to ensure that the access between them is controlled. Zoning enables you to partition a storage area network (SAN) into logical groups of devices that can access each other.
12.1 Zoning in general
Zoning allows you to define specific groups of fabric-connected devices to ensure that the access between them is controlled.
 
Attention: Be aware that any devices that are not configured in a zone will not be accessible. ...

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