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VM experienced downtime due to zoning misconfiguration on the switch

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Applies to

  • Brocade Switches
  • VMware Host


  • VM went down after a switch reboot in the fabric, resulting in storage inaccessibility.
  • All switch ports associated with the affected VMware Host are online and RX, TX values of switch ports are in optimal range.

Index Port Address  Media Speed   State       Proto
0   0   010000   id    N16   Online      FC  F-Port  50:06:01:6d:xx:xx:xx:xx
1   1   010100   id    N16   Online      FC  F-Port  50:06:01:69:xx:xx:xx:xx

  • Validate zoning on both the switches in the fabric. 
    • The example shows validated zone members that match or partially match the specified zone name:
switch:admin> zoneshow --validate zone1
Defined configuration:
 zone:    zone1    20:1c:00:05:xx:xx:xx:xx*; 20:1d:00:05:xx:xx:xx:xx
Effective configuration:
 zone:    zone1    20:1c:00:05:xx:xx:xx:xx*
~ - Invalid configuration
* - Member does not exist

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