The term virtual storage area network (VSAN) is used in the context of Fibre Channel switching and it suggests the segregation of SAN traffic into logical compartments. It does not suggest the VSAN feature that is provided by VMware.
Most PowerOne systems require a single VSAN (per SAN fabric). PowerOne supports multiple VSANs (per SAN fabric).
PowerOne uses Smart Zoning to eliminate the need to create single initiator zones. Smart Zoning adds keywords that enable the designation of N-ports as initiator, target, or both.
The following guidelines are used to implement Smart Zoning on the PowerOne SAN switches: