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I was delighted to find this web site.I wanted to thank you for your time reading this wonderful! I really enjoyed every bit of it and I've marked to ensure that the blog post something new.


Absolutely class article. I have gone through lot of articles on the net, some of the them from vendors as well but this is so good. You have explained this concept so well. I will definitely recommend this article to everyone. Great job!

Erik Smith

Thanks Ashwin!


Unbelievable that in this world, there is still someone able to explain simply and clearly complex stuff.

Many thanks for that.

Erik Smith

Thanks Salvatore! I'm glad to hear you found it useful and easy to read.


Kevin Hughes

Nice job Erik! Couldn't have said it better myself (:-)

Erik Smith

Thanks Kevin! Coming from one of the people who wrote the code that is responsible for the behavior described in this post, this is really nice feedback!



Good Job Erik :)
This article is simple & Informative .I have one request ...please share more articles like this .


Excellent Stuff Erik..!


Thanks Jaspreet!


Hi Erik,
I was searching for long for a clear explanation on soft vs hard zoning and believe me this is the best one I could find!!
Thanks a lot for this superb article!!



Hi Saydur, thanks! Glad it was helpful and thanks for taking the time to comment.



Brilliant work Erik,Hats of to you...amazing understand and making it to simple for us to learn and deliver to the best of knowledge if you can throw some light on migration...on clariion to symmetrix or to vmax would be lot help ful and concepts of emc technology on san


Thanks Khursheed!

I'll see what I can do about a post on migration from one array to another. Actually, I'm working on a related topic for EMC World this year, so look for a post in the May timeframe.



Best article for zoning

Rajesh sharma

most informative article I found on the web concerning SAN zoning.


10+ years later and the info here is still teaching old dogs old tricks, thereby proving that well researched and well written articles are timeless. Nice job Erik.

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