Wednesday 18 February 2015

Add and Configure a Server with Fibre Channel Connections

Logical unit numbers (LUNs) created on Fibre Channel storage subsystems are assigned directly to servers with Fibre Channel connections on the SAN. To configure the Fibre Channel connections, you only need to identify the server that will access the LUN, and then select which ports on that server will be enabled for LUN access.
Storage Manager for SANs automatically discovers Fibre Channel ports on a server. You can also add ports manually by entering their World Wide Name (WWN).
Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at
To add and configure a server with Fibre Channel connections
  1. In the console tree for Storage Manager for SANs, click LUN Management.
  2. In the Actions pane, click Manage Server Connections.
  3. In the Manage Server Connections dialog box, click Add.
  4. In the Add Server dialog box, type the name or browse to the server that you want to add and optionally, type a description for it.
  5. Click OK. The server will now be listed in the Manage Server Connections dialog box, with all the ports that were automatically discovered on it listed on the Fibre Channel Ports tab.
  6. To add a Fibre Channel port manually:
    1. On the Fibre Channel Ports tab, click Add and enter the WWN of the new port.
    2. Optionally, type a description for the new port.
    3. Click OK.
  7. To enable Fibre Channel ports for LUN access:
    1. Select a server from the server list.
    2. On the Fibre Channel Ports tab, select all the ports that you want to enable on the selected server.
    If you enable more than one Fibre Channel port and the server is not configured to use Multipath I/O, data corruption may occur. For more information about Multipath I/O, see Support for Multipath I/O (MPIO).

  8. Click OK when you are done configuring the Fibre Channel connections.


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