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TE CHNI C AL SUPPORT BUL LETIN

DE CE MB E R 7, 2 00 9

TSB 2009- 063- A

SEVERITY: High Operational

PRO D U CT S A FF E CT E D:

DCFM v10.1.3, v10.1.4, v10.3.0, v10.3.1, v10.3.2 and v10.3.3


CORRECTED IN RELEASE:

DCFM v10.4.0.

BULLETIN OVERVIEW

Zones in the defined zone database that contains aliases will be replaced with WWN's if LSANZone
is activated through LSANZone dialog.
Brocade produces and publishes Technical Support Bulletins to OEMs, partners and customers that have a
direct, entitled, support relationship in place with Brocade.
Please contact your primary service provider for further information regarding this topic and applicability for your
environment.

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PROBLEM STATEMENT

When an LSAN Zone is activated, aliases in the defined zone database will be replaced with
members of the alias.
Defined Aliases are not actually lost, they are still there in defined Zone database in the switch, but
they are not associated with the zones.

RISK ASSESSMENT
Aliases in the Zones in the defined zone database will be replaced with alias members.
SYMPTO MS

After activating LSAN Zone, the Zones in the defined zone database, will have the alias members
instead of alias.

WORKAROUND

Do not use LSAN scope for Zoning when zone aliases are used in edge fabrics
Instead create the LSAN Zones manually in the fabrics (with LSAN_ prefix) in which end devices
need to be shared, i.e. if the customer has 2 edge fabrics in which devices have to be shared, then
they will have to create the LSAN zones in 2 edge fabrics.
Note:
If the aliases are replaced by the zone members then mapping between zone and zone aliases have to
be recreated. Note that zone aliases are not lost but only the mapping with zones is lost.
Following steps can be used to find out the zone alias that contains a zone member
1. Select any alias from the list shown in Left hand side
2. Press Ctrl + F or Right Click  Tree  Search
3. Type the WWN
After finding the alias, replace the zone member with the selected alias.

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CORRECTIVE ACTION

To prevent any further issues, patch must be applied. An archive named zonealias-patch_xxx.zip
contains the updated files, where xxx refers to the release number the patch is for, e.g. 10.1.4.
Instructions to use the self-extracting archive are provided in a file named Updating_Instructions
TSB 2009-063-A.pdf.
If you are running one the following releases: DCFM v10.1.3, v10.3.0, v10.3.1 or v10.3.2, you should
upgrade to DCFM v10.3.3 and apply the patch.
My Brocade users can download both files by following the generic path: Home (where
Home is My Brocade) > Downloads > Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) > Brocade Data
Center Fabric Manager 10.x > Brocade DCFM Enterprise 10.x OR Brocade DCFM Professional
v10.x > Support Tools and Documentation. You should download files found in the folder labeled
Support Tools and Documentation for TSB 2009-063-A.
Partner Network users can download both files by following the generic path: Home (where
Home is the Partner Network) For Technical Professionals > Downloads > Data Center
Fabric Manager (DCFM) > Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager 10.x > Brocade DCFM
Enterprise v10.x OR Brocade DCFM Professional v10.x > Support Tools and Documentation. You
should download files found in the folder labeled Support Tools and Documentation for TSB 2009063-A.

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