Creating a volume access group for Fibre Channel clients

Volume access groups enable communication between Fibre Channel clients and volumes on a SolidFire storage system. Mapping Fibre Channel client initiators (WWPN) to the volumes in a volume access group enables secure data I/O between a Fibre Channel network and a SolidFire volume.

About this task

You can also add iSCSI initiators to a volume access group; this gives the initiators access to the same volumes in the volume access group.

Steps

  1. Click Management > Access Groups.
  2. Click Create Access Group.
  3. Enter a name for the volume access group in the Name field.
  4. Select and add the Fibre Channel initiators from the Unbound Fibre Channel Initiators list.
    Note: You can add or delete initiators at a later time.
  5. Optional: Select and add an iSCSI initiator from the Initiators list.
  6. To attach volumes to the access group, perform the following steps:
    1. Select a volume from the Volumes list.
    2. Click Attach Volume.
  7. Click Create Access Group.