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Configure FC on an existing SVM

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You can configure FC on an existing storage virtual machine (SVM)and create a LUN and its containing volume with a single wizard. The FC protocol must already be enabled but not configured on the SVM. This information is intended for SVMs for which you are configuring multiple protocols, but have not yet configured FC.

Before you begin

Your FC fabric must be configured and the desired physical ports must be connected to the fabric.

  1. Navigate to the SVMs window.

  2. Select the SVM that you want to configure.

  3. In the SVMDetails pane, verify that FC/FCoE is displayed with a gray background, which indicates that the protocol is enabled but not fully configured.

    If FC/FCoE is displayed with a green background, the SVM is already configured.

    Image shows the details page with all four protocols having gray backgrounds.
  4. Select the FC/FCoE protocol link with the gray background.

    The Configure FC/FCoE Protocol window is displayed.

  5. Configure the FC service and LIFs from the Configure FC/FCoE protocol page:

    1. Select the Configure Data LIFs for FC check box.

    2. Enter 2 in the LIFs per node field.

      Two LIFs are required for each node, to ensure availability and data mobility.

    3. Select Submit & Close.

    Illustration shows step 4 of the SVM setup wizard: filling in the FC details.
  6. Review the Summary page, record the LIF information, and then select OK.