SolidFire Fibre Channel nodes

SolidFire Fibre Channel nodes provide connectivity to a Fibre Channel switch, which you can connect to Fibre Channel clients. Fibre Channel nodes act as a protocol converter between the Fibre Channel and iSCSI protocols; this enables you to add Fibre Channel connectivity to any new or existing SolidFire cluster.

Fibre Channel nodes have the following characteristics:

Fibre Channel nodes are added in pairs, and operate in active-active mode (all Fibre Channel nodes actively process traffic for the cluster). At least two Fibre Channel nodes are required for Fibre Channel connectivity in a SolidFire cluster. Clusters running NetApp Element software 9.0 and later support up to four Fibre Channel nodes.