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TitleHow to add additional members to an existing Zone alias
How to add additional members to an existing Zone alias.

A zone alias is user-defined name for a logical group of ports or WWNs. You can simplify the process of creating and managing zones
by first specifying aliases for zone members. Aliases facilitate tracking and eliminate the need for long lists of individual zone member
names. An alias can be a member of a zone, but it cannot be a member of a zoning configuration.
  • Network OS
  • VDX series
  • NOS 6.0.2
  1. In privileged EXEC mode, enter the show name-server detail command to list the WWNs of devices and targets available in the Brocade VCS Fabric. 
  2. Enter the configure terminal command to enter global configuration mode. 
  3. Enter the zoning defined-configuration alias command followed the name of an existing zone alias. A subconfiguration mode prompt appears. 
  4. Enter the subconfiguration mode member-entry command to specify at least one member entry. The member entry must be specified as a port WWN or a node WWN. You can add multiple members in one operation by separating each member entry with a semicolon (;). No spaces are allowed after the semicolon. 
  5. Enter the exit command to return to global configuration mode. 
  6. Enter the zoning enabled-configuration cfg-action cfg-save command to save the configuration to nonvolatile memory. 
Additional notes
Example of adding two member node WWNs to an existing alias: 
switch# show name-server detail 
PID: 013200 
Port Name: 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:02 
Node Name: 10:00:00:00:00:00:00:02 
(output truncated) 
PID: 013300 
Port Name: 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:03 
Node Name: 10:00:00:00:00:00:00:03 

(output truncated) 
switch# configure terminal 
Entering configuration mode terminal 
switch(config)# zoning defined-configuration alias alias1 
switch(config-alias-alias1)# member-entry 10:00:00:00:00:00:00:02;10:00:00:00:00:00:00:03 
switch(config-alias-alias1)# exit 
switch(config)# zoning enabled-configuration cfg-action cfg-save 



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