Resolve Error 1006.0005 For Qlogic Switches

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 …” Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 2.12.57 PM From the zone editor, right-click on the zone to change and click on Set Zone Type. Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 2.17.24 PM From the Set Zone Type pop-up, click on the option for Soft. Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 2.18.37 PM 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.