FC configuration for Red Hat Enterprise Linux overview

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You can 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 using the ONTAP System Manager classic interface (ONTAP 9.7 and earlier).

Use this procedure to set up FC service on an SVM if:

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

  • You are using traditional FC HBAs and switches.

    Note Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is not covered in this procedure.
  • 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:

Other ways to do this in ONTAP

To perform these tasks with…​ See this content…​

The redesigned System Manager (available with ONTAP 9.7 and later)

Provision SAN storage for Linux servers

The ONTAP command line interface (CLI)

LUN setup workflow with the CLI