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Provision NVMe storage for SUSE Linux

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Create namespaces to provide storage for a SUSE Linux server using the NVMe protocol. Namespaces appear to Linux as SCSI disk devices.

This procedure creates new namespaces on an existing storage VM. Your storage VM must be configured for NVME, and your FC transport should already be set up.

workflow diagram to provision NVMe for SUSE Linux

Steps
  1. In ONTAP System Manager, click Storage > NVMe Namespaces and then click Add.

    If you need to create a new subsystem, click More Options.

  2. Zone your FC switches by WWPN. Use one zone per initiator and include all target ports in each zone.

  3. On your Linux server, discover the new namespaces.

  4. Initialize the namespace and optionally format it with a file system.

  5. Verify the Linux server can write and read data on the namespace.