Using Brocade Fabric OS

Nondisruptive Migration with Ops Center

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The following are the operational requirements for using Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) with Ops Center Automator.

Changing Ops Center Automator server settings

You must change the following values in the file:

logger.TA.MaxFileSize: 100240

See "Changing the system configuration" in the Hitachi Ops Center Automator Installation and Configuration Guide.

Using in a mixed environment of Peer Zoning and Target Driven Zoning

How to avoid Peer Zoning
To ensure that the zone to be modified by Ops Center Automator does not become a Peer Zone, check the Zone name used in the existing Peer Zone and make sure it is different from the Zone name modified by Ops Center Automator.

Check the Script for Zone Naming setting in “Zone Settings” of the service.

If the existing Peer Zone might match the Zone name modified by Ops Center Automator, set the "Script for Zone Naming" in “Zone Settings” to a different name.

How to avoid Target Driven Zoning
Storage ports connected to Target Driven enabled switch ports must be excluded due to conflicting Zone creation feature.

Specify the storage ports connected to the switch port with Target Driven enabled to be excluded at “Storage Port” in “Resource Criteria” so that they are not used.

Service settings and upper limit in large-scale configurations

In large-scale configurations, the task might take a long time to run.

The following table shows the guideline for which the settings in this section are recommended and the upper limit for each item.

Item Guideline Upper limit
Number of Fabrics - 48
Number of Member switches 100 200
Number of host and storage ports connected to Brocade FC switches 15,000 40,000

For a large-scale configuration that exceed the above guideline or if you feel the task takes a long time to run, setting the service in the following table narrows the search range to only the switches to be used, which can reduce the run time.

Navigation pane Settings pane To set
Volume Settings Storage System Selection1 Manual
Volume Settings Storage System2 Storage system to be operated
Source Settings Source Storage System2 Storage system to be operated
Target Settings Target Storage System2 Storage system to be operated
Fabric Settings Connections Port search range

Web Service Connection name of FOS_PrimarySwitch 3

Fabric Settings Target Fabrics Fabric names configured for the switch in the port search range3

It is not required to be set in the environment that does not use Virtual Fabric.

  1. Specify only for the Allocate Volumes with Smart Provisioning service template.
  2. Specify “Storage System” or “Source Storage System” and “Target Storage System” depending on the settings of the target service template.
  3. If there is more than one fabric name, specify them separated by commas.

Upgrading existing service templates

If you used to use BNA for zoning configurations, you must configure Web Service Connections and edit the service after upgrading the service template to change the fabric management from BNA to FOS.

  1. Configure a web service connection.

    For more information, see Configuring Web Service Connections.

  2. Edit the service if the “Use Fabric Settings” option on “Fabric Settings” is enabled:
    • If “Target Fabrics” is specified, specify the fabric name set for the FC switch. If “Target Fabrics” is not specified, no editing is required.
    • Specify "FOS_PrimarySwitch" for Fabric Connection Type.
    • In Connections, specify the same name as the web service connection registered by selecting “FOS_PrimarySwitch” as the category. If Connections is not specified, no editing is required.