SAN host configuration overview

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This content provides host and version-specific best practices to quickly configure SAN hosts connected to ONTAP storage.

Your SAN hosts and ONTAP storage can reside either on-premises, in the cloud, or both.

Note In a cloud environment, hosts are typically referred to as clients. All host-specific information in this content also applies to cloud clients.

For example, you can configure on-premises ONTAP storage to connect to on-premises SAN hosts or to connect to SAN cloud clients. You could also configure Cloud Volumes ONTAP or Amazon FSx for ONTAP to connect to on-premises SAN hosts or to connect to SAN cloud clients.

Proper configuration is important for best performance and successful failover.