This section shows how to create and configure zoning and monitoring for the Connectrix FC SAN storage network for an SAP environment.
Use zones to partition your fabric into logical groups of devices that can access one another. These groups are "regular" or "standard" zones―that is, single initiator to single target. For more information, see the Brocade Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide.
To create a zone:
The screen shown in Figure 7 appears.
Figure 7. Connectrix Manager zoning screen
All potential zone members are in the left area and can be expanded.
The zone configuration expands to enable you to view added members and confirm added zones.
A screen displaying your zoning changes appears, as shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8. Activate Zone Configuration
The Connectrix B Series products offer features for validating, monitoring, alerting, and remediating the storage network infrastructure. These features are collectively referred to as Fabric Vision. For more information, see the Brocade Fabric OS Administration Guide.
This section describes how to configure the following Fabric Vision features for this SAP deployment:
MAPS is an optional (licensed) feature that monitors Connectrix Fabric OS metrics, statistics, and switch component states. MAPS also provides proactive error mitigation when threshold conditions are exceeded.
Default policies include defined groups for server ports, storage ports, and switch-to-switch (ISL) ports. Additional default groups are created for other monitored elements, including fans, power supplies, and WAN ports. You can apply default policies to each group using one of four predefined policies:
The Moderate MAPS policy is the recommended starting point for new SAN deployments for SAP landscapes. To enable the Moderate policy:
The MAPS Configuration screen appears, as shown in Figure 9.
Figure 9. MAPS Configuration screen
The following options are available in this screen:
Figure 10. MAPS monitoring screen
Figure 11 shows the MAPS violation widgets you can view in the MAPS dashboard.
Figure 11. Dashboard showing MAPS violations
FPI offers advanced device latency detection and mitigation capabilities that are easy to deploy and use. The detection offers a clear indication that the fabric might be experiencing a performance impact because of a slow-draining device or another device that is not behaving as expected.
FPI monitoring is enabled by default in FOS 8.x and actions are available with either the Fabric Vision or Fabric Watch/Advanced Performance Monitor (FW/APM) license.
To enable FPI action options in your system:
The screen shown in Figure 12 appears.
Figure 12. MAPS Policy Actions screen