Configuring Domain Parameters
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If you change the configured domain ID, the change is only accepted if the new domain ID is included
in all the allowed domain ID lists currently configured in the VSAN. Alternatively, you can also
configure zero-preferred domain ID.
When the FICON feature is enabled in a given VSAN, the domain ID for that VSAN remains in the static
state. You can change the static ID value but you cannot change it to the preferred option.
In an IVR without NAT configuration, if one VSAN in the IVR topology is configured with static domain
IDs, then the other VSANs (edge or transit) in the topology should also be configured with static domain
In an IVR NAT configuration, if one VSAN in the IVR topology is configured with static domain IDs,
then the IVR domains that can be exported to that VSAN must also be assigned static domains.
You must issue the fcdomain restart command if you want to apply the configured domain changes to
the runtime domain.
If you have configured an allow domain ID list, the domain IDs that you add must be in that range for
the VSAN. See the
Specifying Static or Preferred Domain IDs
When you assign a static domain ID type, you are requesting a particular domain ID. If the switch does
not get the requested address, it will isolate itself from the fabric. When you specify a preferred domain
ID, you are also requesting a particular domain ID; however, if the requested domain ID is unavailable,
then the switch will accept another domain ID.
While the static option can be applied at runtime after a disruptive or non-disruptive restart, the preferred
option is applied at runtime only after a disruptive restart (see the
Within a VSAN all switches should have the same domain ID type (either static or preferred). If a
configuration is mixed–some switches with static domain types and others with preferred–then you may
experience link isolation.
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If the configured type is preferred, the local switch accepts the domain ID assigned by the
principal switch and the assigned domain ID becomes the runtime domain ID.
"About Allowed Domain ID Lists" section on page
"About Domain Restart" section on
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