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Error 1006.0005 can appear on a Qlogic fibre channel switch when using ACL zones. If you don’t need ACL zones, then the easiest thing to do here is to swap the offending zone back to a soft zone. To do so, open the Qlogic Switch and use the Edit menu to select “Edit Zoning …”

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From the zone editor, right-click on the zone to change and click on Set Zone Type.

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From the Set Zone Type pop-up, click on the option for Soft.

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Save the zoning and provided that you can actually use soft zones you are done. Now, what if you can’t use soft zoning? In that case, I find that this error specifically comes up when you have a device in a soft and ACL-based zone. To rectify that, either switch the soft zone to ACL or define the port in the ACL zone and the WWN in the soft zone.

March 6th, 2014

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