FC configuration for Red Hat Enterprise Linux overview

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This content describes how to quickly set up the FC service on a storage virtual machine (SVM), provision a LUN, and make the LUN available using an FC host bus adapter (HBA) on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server.

This content is based on the following assumptions:

  • You want to use best practices, not explore every available option.

  • You do not want to read a lot of conceptual background.

  • You want to use the Classic System Manager UI for ONTAP 9.7 and earlier releases, not the ONTAP System Manager UI for ONTAP 9.7 and later.

  • The host is running a supported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or later.

  • You are using traditional FC HBAs and switches.

    This content does not cover Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

  • You have at least two FC target ports available on each node in the cluster.

    Onboard FC and UTA2 (also called “CNA”) ports, as well as some adapters, are configurable. Configuring those ports is done in the ONTAP command-line interface (CLI) and is not covered in this content.

  • You are not configuring FC SAN boot.

If these assumptions are not correct for your situation, you should see the following resources: