Fibre-channel is a communications protocol widely used in storage networks. It's most widely deployed in enterprise SAN environments, where large amounts of storage need to be shared amongst a number of different hosts, potentially over longer distances. The protocol is primarily used over fibre ...

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Fibre Channel Adapter as a NIC?

Is it possible to use a Fibre Channel PCIe adapter as a network interface? I have Qlogic fc controller and 3com gigabit switch. I use Debian on a DL160 G5.
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Can I use a HBA to connect to Internet

I recently got a QLogic QLE2460 network card which seems to be a Host Bus Adapter. Can I somehow use it as a network interface (NIC) between my server/workstation and a Cisco Catalyst switch with ...
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FibreChannel-SAN SCSI-block-devices get lost

There are 3 LUNs on a FC-SAN I want to access using 2 HBAs (with two paths each. When the system is booted, everything seems fine, but after a while the sd*-devices from the second HBA disappeared ...
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Debian & KVM: limit FC at restoring

my system: 3 Proxmox hosts (debian 8.3) connected via FC (4G) to an open-e storage. Backup is a NFS storage from FreeNAS. All VMs disk lay on that storage, everything is fine. I can create VMs, ...
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ESXi FibreChannel Woes

I just recently got VMWare ESXi installed on one of our servers. I installed some fibre channel cards (QLogic) and for some unknown reason they show up in the storage adapters tab as an ISCSi Adapters....
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Can I use Emulex fibre channel ports to set up a network between my servers? [closed]

I recently got my hands on a couple of old Fujitsu servers, all of which contain two PCIe fibre channel cards (Emulex ones). I also own a fibre channel switch. Is it possible to use the FC ports as ...
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100BASE-FX WDM vs 100BASE-BX vs 100BASE-BX10 - Are they all the same?

Are these three all the same thing being inconsistently named by different manufacturers? 100BASE-FX WDM uses separate wavelengths (1310 nm & 1550 nm) for Tx & Rx over a single strand of ...
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Moving a QLogic fiberchannel card from one ESXi host to another

We are trying to upgrade an DL360 G6 ESXi host with a DL360p G8. The G6 has a Qlogic ISP2532 FC card inside and everything works fine. Since I don't have a spare FC card, I need to use the same card ...
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Fibre channel: LTO tape overwritten on bus reset

There is a situation that we had at out customer that I'd like to understand better. Here's what happened: A library with LTO tape drives is connected to a fibre channel environment Archiving ...
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Can you connect a SAN directly to a HBA with Fibre Channel?

I am in the process of sourcing our company's first SAN as we have the need for high availability/shared storage. I have noticed fibre channel switches are extremely expensive, and for redundancy we ...
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VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel

I want to config pass-through for FC in VMware ESXi 5.5 (FC HBA: ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA) follow the link https://tinkertry.com/usb3passthru. But when I turn on the virtual ...
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Relationship between device queue_depth and HBA ql2xmaxqdepth

RHEL 6/7 server with dual-port FC hba: There's a queue which may be adjusted via the QLogic HBAs ql2xmaxqdepth kernel-module parameter. And there's a queue for each block device, eg /sys/block/sdf/...
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How can I distinguish between SAN zoning and LUN assignment issues on RHEL6?

From Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 how can I tell the difference between a SAN zoning problem (e.g. cannot reach the storage at all) versus a LUN masking issue (e.g. LUNs not assigned to the right HBA ...
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Ghost for Linux (G4L) - How to identify FC WWn

I'm trying to use Ghost for Linux (g4l) to clone some LUNS from a Blade server that uses 2 qlogic adapter that are connected to an HP3PAR with FC,then all LUNS are associated with a WWn G4l Only ...
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Dell R730 with QLogic 2660 16Gb FC HBAs connected to a Brocade 300 8Gb FC Switch? Will it work?

We have a standard shop with 3x Hypervisors running VMware vSphere 6.0. The hypervisors are currently connected via 8Gb FC link to a Brocade 300 (8Gb FC) switch, which is then connected to our ...
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Unable to view LUNs exported on Linux via fibre switch brocade from IBM San Storage

I have problem mapping LUNs to my linux box from IBM San Storage Configuration: Host: Debian wheezy Host: Fibre controller QLogic 4Gb dual port DS4700 San Storage using Storage manager 10 brocade ...
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Removed cluster disk that wouldn't come online, now it wants to be formatted. Can I recover the data?

I inherited a failover cluster hosting several VMs and some storage volumes. It uses a fibre-channel SAN for storage. I updated firmware on the SAN controllers recently and when it came back up one of ...
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Centos 6.7 Emulex LPE12002 on Dell can see any targets/LUNS on HP EVA4400 SAN

As the title indicates -- I have a new Dell R730xd running Centos 6.7 with all updates loaded, etc. I also installed the Emulex utilities, etc. The issue is that nothing I try (reboot / rescan-scsi-...
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Centos 7 server can't see Disk Array disks

Context I have a server freshly provisionned with CentOS 7, connected to a Disk Array with a Fibre Channel connection. I want to mount the Disk Array's disks on my server's file system, and then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Emulex fibre channel. Finds target, but doesn't create device

I have a Cisco branded Emulex LightPulse LPE12002 in a Cisco UCS server running Ubuntu 14.04, and I am trying to connect to about 15TB of remote storage configured for it. I don't know where to start, ...
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FC-Multipath: Which path_selector performs best?

So I learned that since Red Hat 6 it is possible to choose between 3 algorithms for loadbalancing between different paths to my FC-SAN, the default dumb round-robin - and new - queue-length and ...
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Checking fiber cables for light without risking my eyes

I do storage, so I do a lot of fiber. I am also unlucky enough to have a patch panel with single strands, so when someone else does patching for me, it's usually a mystery which of the two strands I'm ...
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NPIV Fibre Channel how to make vHBA scsi_hostX persistent after reboot and libvirt

I'm using QLogic 8GB Fibre Channel HBA which has NPIV with CentOS6.5 I created the LUN on the SAN and did the zoning for the virtual WWPN. In CentOS I do the following to create a virtual HBA: echo ...
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Can't Repair SR in XenCenter

I've added in a 4th host to my Xen 6.2 cluster and I'm unable to get it to successfully attach to my existing storage repositories. I'm using 3 older IBM hosts and the 4th new one which is CPU masked ...
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Possible to cascade HP StorageWorks P4300 G2?

From my understanding HP StorageWorks P4300 G2 is intended to be multiplexed over 1Gb ethernet when used as a SAN, where half of them should be in a remote location. If all 4 are next to each other, ...
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Connection to MGMNT iterface on Cisco DSC 9124-K9 lost

From some reasons i've lost connection to mgmnt interface in DSC9124-K9 - I cannot ping, cannot see MAC in arp. Fabric interfaces are working well, without problems so I do not want to reset whole ...
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Virtualization-(Cluster) with KVM/libvirt on top of a FC SAN

I'd like to set up a 2-node HA-Cluster based on Ubuntu and KVM running about 30 VM's. Both nodes are connected to a HP MSA(5TB) via Fibre Channel. Multipathing's already working and the nodes are able ...
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Operational State Down on QLogic Switch

I have a QLogic SANbox 5800 Fibre Channel Switch with 20 SFP ports. Out of these 20, I can use only 16. The last 4 ports are showing Operational State Down. SANbox (admin) #> show port ...
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No LUNs visible on ESXi 5.5 using Brocade 825 connected to EMC VNX 5300

We've just bought a new Dell PowerEdge R620 to replace the oldest of our 3 hosts in our vSphere cluster. The existing hosts are connected to our EMC VNX 5300 SAN using gigabit ethernet which is a ...
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WWNs,WWPNs and Fibre Channel addresses

Lots of contradictory on these subjects and I don't know why. My first question is about the 64 bit WWN. One reference claims the terms WWN and WWPN are synonymous. An online source seems to refute ...
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What is a Fibre Channel disk? [closed]

Our NetAPP SAN uses something called "Fibre Channel" disks. What are Fibre Channel disks, and does this mean that I can't replace them with a NetApp SATA or SAS disk?
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Can a NetApp disk array be used as a JBOD?

I have a bunch of (old) NetApp DS14MK2 disks arrays with Fibre Channel connections. I wouldn't use them to anything critical, but instead of throwing them out, could I use each of them as a separate ...
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Missing datastore in ESXi 5.5 after IP change on disk enclosure (N.B. FC connection)

I have the following setup. 1 HP DL380 G5 1 HP MSA2012fc drive enclosure with 2 FC controllers The 2 are directly connected via fiberchannel, 1 connection to the b controller of the MSA (no switch) ...
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Will ESXi 5.5 in standalone mode (free) support fibre channel SAN?

I have a HP blade in a C7000 enclosure and a new 3PAR StoreServ 7200 over Fibre Channel. Today we use DAS and have not virtualized our SQL servers. My goal is: SQL Server 2008 -> WS2012R2 -> ESXi 5.5 ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 direct-attached to HP MSA 2040 SAN [closed]

I have no idea about Direct attached storage; I do not know that it is possible to do. I plan to use HP MSA 2040 storage to direct attached with my dell Power Edge R710 via Fiber Channel. What do i ...
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Are FC and SAS DAS devices standard enough?

Before I ask my questions, here is some background info that may or may not be useful: For the first time I find myself needing a DAS solution. My priority is data through-put in a single direction. ...
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VMware ESXi - Fiber Channel Configuration

I am trying to connect a promise vTrak e610f to a VM running on ESXi 5.5u1 through a Qlogic QLE8242 HBA. I want to use RDM to connect to connect it to a Ubuntu 12.04LTS VM. After installing the ...
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How to share a fibre channel filesystem between 2 hosts?

I have 2 hosts in isolated networks (no network access from one to another). There is a storage system accessible over fibre channel from both hosts. Is it possible to have both hosts have a safe ...
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Can someone explain the important differences between fabric, point to point, and loop on a fibre san?

I have a fully redundant HP 8/20q FC SAN that has been working well, but as I dig deeper into things looking for more performance, I'm quickly at the end of my knowledge when it comes to FC topologies....
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Is a DCB switch required for a FCoE setup?

I'm looking to play around with a test Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployment between 2 Xen servers and 1 storage server. Eventually I plan to replace our ageing NFS shared storage solution. ...
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Brocade mirror ports

I'm getting a bunch of brand new condor 3 based switches and these things have a feature I'd like to use called port mirroring. Essentially, a mirror port can be configured to show all traffic being ...
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How to check the current queue depth value?

I have an OEL server connected via fibre to a NetApp SAN. How can I view the queue depth as the OS sees it? Output from lspci: 05:00.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel ...
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qle2462 target mode on redhat 6

i have a solaris server with 40tb of data on it that i need to get moved to another linux server. i bought 2 qlogic fiber cards both are qle2462 and put one in the solaris box and the other in the ...
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UCS FC Adapter Aborts

So here's the scenario, and I'm hoping @Chopper3 can chime in here. For our SAN fabric, we have a pair of Cisco MDS 9513 FC switches with three EMC frames and four Cisco UCS domains directly attached. ...
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Mount NTFS volume on two different servers

We mounted an NTFS volume on two Windows 2008R2 servers. This volume is on a MD Dell storage array, connected to servers with Fiber Chanel. It worked a while, but now we get some errors like "...
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ip over fiber channel for faster LAN

Is it possible to set up a fast LAN using HBA's and a fibre switch? I have a brocade 200e and several emulex LP1150 pcie 4GB cards. Information regarding IP over fiber channel is difficult to find. I ...
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SAN newbie: What kind of fiber cables do I need to connect to the front end ports on my EMC CX300

I have an old CX300 I'm messing with and I cant determine what kind of HBA\fiber cables I need to connect a server to the front end ports on the DPE2. The hardware reference doesn't give me any ...
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SAN newbie: Using a server like an ISCSI gateway for a purely FC SAN device

I am very new to SANs and have inherited an old EMC CX300 to play with. The CX300 is purely FC, but I'd like to experiment with ISCSI as well without having to purchase an expensive ISCSI gateway ...
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Is IP over FC still crazy complex? [closed]

In the link below, it is explained that 4 years ago IP over FC was crazy complex: How do I set up IP over FC? Is that still the case on CentOS 6?
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LUN storage disk in 2 servers, can't see the files

I have one LUN disk connected over FC with linux server ( with centos) and esxi server with VM in Centos. (Two machines work in different LAN's.) In both machines i see this disk. In VM i created the ...