FC Target port configuration recommendations

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For best performance and highest availability, you should use the recommended FC target port configuration.

The following table shows the preferred port usage order for onboard FC and FC-NVMe target ports. For expansion adapters, the FC ports should be spread so that they do not use the same ASIC for connectivity. The preferred slot order is listed in the Hardware Universe for the version of ONTAP software used by your controller.

FC-NVMe is supported on the following models:

  • AFF A300

    Note

    The AFF A300 onboard ports do not support FC-NVMe.

  • AFF A700

  • AFF A700s

  • AFF A800

Note

The FAS22xx and FAS2520 systems do not have onboard FC ports and do not support add-on adapters.

Controller Port pairs with shared ASIC Number of target ports: Preferred ports

FAS9000, AFF A700, AFF A700s and AFF A800

None

All data ports are on expansion adapters. See the Hardware Universe for more information.

8080, 8060 and 8040

0e+0f

0g+0h

1: 0e

2: 0e, 0g

3: 0e, 0g, 0h

4: 0e, 0g, 0f, 0h

FAS8200 and AFF A300

0g+0h

1: 0g

2: 0g, 0h

8020

0c+0d

1: 0c

2: 0c, 0d

62xx

0a+0b

0c+0d

1: 0a

2: 0a, 0c

3: 0a, 0c, 0b

4: 0a, 0c, 0b, 0d

32xx

0c+0d

1: 0c

2: 0c, 0d

FAS2554, FAS2552, FAS2600 series,FAS2720,FAS2750, AFF A200 and AFF A220

0c+0d

0e+0f

1: 0c

2: 0c, 0e

3: 0c, 0e, 0d

4: 0c, 0e, 0d, 0f

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