When you create a TI zone, you can enable or disable failover mode. By default, failover mode is
enabled. If you want to change the failover mode after you create the zone, see
If you are creating a TI zone with failover disabled, note the following:
Ensure that the E_Ports of the TI zone correspond to valid paths; otherwise, the route might be missing
for ports in that TI zone. You can use the topologyShow command to verify the paths.
Ensure that sufficient non-dedicated paths through the fabric exist for all devices that are not in a TI
zone; otherwise, these devices might become isolated.
failover" on page 340 for information about disabling failover mode.
Use the following procedure to create a TI zone. If you are creating a TI zone in a base fabric, use the
procedure described in
"Creating a TI zone in a base
Connect to the switch and log in as admin.
Enter the zone
zone --create -t objtype [-o optlist] name -p "portlist"
The zone object type, which is ti for TI zones.
A list of options for activating or deactivating the zone after it is created and for
controlling failover mode:
a = Set the zone to the activated state (default).
d = Set the zone to the deactivated state.
n = Disable failover mode.
f = Enable failover mode (default).
You can specify either a or d to set the state of the zone, and either n or f to set the
Be aware of the ramifications if you disable failover mode. See
on page 340 for information about disabling failover mode.
The name of the zone to be created.
The list of ports to be included in the TI zone. Ports are designated using D,I
(Domain,Index) format. Multiple ports are separated by a semicolon, followed by a
Enter the cfgEnable command to reactivate your current effective configuration and enforce the TI
Examples of creating a TI zone
The following examples create a TI zone named "bluezone", which contains E_Ports 1,1 and 2,4 and
N_Ports 1,8 and 2,6.
To create a TI zone with failover enabled and in the activated state (default settings):
switch:admin> zone --create -t ti bluezone -p "1,1; 2,4; 1,8; 2,6"
To create a TI zone with failover enabled (the zone is set to the activated state by default):
switch:admin> zone --create -t ti -o f bluezone -p "1,1; 2,4; 1,8; 2,6"
To create a TI zone with failover disabled and the state set to activated:
switch:admin> zone --create -t ti -o an bluezone -p "1,1; 2,4; 1,8; 2,6"
fabric" on page 352.
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