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Create a volume access group for Fibre Channel clients

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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.

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.

  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.