Enabling virtual routing and forwarding

You can enable virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), which allows multiple instances of a routing table to exist in a router and work simultaneously. This functionality is available for storage networks only.

About this task

You can enable VRF only at the time of creating a VLAN. If you want to switch back to non-VRF, you must delete and re-create the VLAN.


  1. Click Cluster > Network.
  2. To enable VRF on a new VLAN, select Create VLAN.
    1. Enter relevant information for the new VRF/VLAN. See Adding a virtual network.
    2. Select the Enable VRF check box.
    3. Optional: Enter a gateway.
  3. Click Create VLAN.