FC configuration for Windows overview

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You can set up the FC service on a storage virtual machine (SVM), provision a LUN, and make the LUN available using an FC HBA on a Windows host computer with the ONTAP System Manager classic interface (ONTAP 9.7 and earlier).

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

  • You are using traditional FC HBAs and switches.

This procedure does not covers situations where:

  • 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 CLI and is not covered in this content.

  • You are not configuring FC SAN boot.

  • You are not using virtual Fibre Channel (VFC) with Hyper-V or ESX guests.

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 Windows servers

The ONTAP command line interface (CLI)

LUN setup workflow with the CLI

Additional Resources
* NetApp Documentation: Host Utilities