This module covers Window connectivity requirements to VNX arrays including FC hosts, iSCSI hosts and how to manage Windows disks.
This lesson demonstrates Windows host integration with a VNX storage system.
By launching the SANsurfer utility on the Windows server, the user can determine the types of HBA’s that were discovered as well as the VNX arrays they are attached to. HBA’s can be expanded to view Port information and show the targets of the VNXSP Ports WWPN’s
FCoE converged network adapters (CNAs) are similar to Fibre Channel adapters in that they require drivers in order to function in a Windows server. However, because of its ability to converge both Fibre Channel and Ethernet traffic over a single physical link, the adapter will appear to the Windows server as two different pieces of hardware. When viewing the Windows Device Manager, you will see both a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter as well as an Intel 10 Gigabit network adapter available in the system.EMC supports QLogic Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapter (CNA). FCoE adapters represent a method to converge both Fibre Channel and Ethernet traffic over a single physical link to a switch infrastructure that manages both storage (SAN) and network (IP) connectivity within a single unit. The benefits of FCoE technology become apparent in large data centers:Where dense, rack-mounted and blade server chassis existWhere physical cable topology simplification is a priorityIn virtualized settings, where several physical storage and network links are requiredThe installation of the QLogic FCoE CNA provides the host with an Intel-based 10 Gb Ethernet interface (using the existing in-box drivers), and a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter interface. Upon installation of the proper driver for the FCoE CNA, the Fibre Channel interface will function identically to that of a standard QLogic Fibre Channel HBA. The FCoE CNA simply encapsulates Fibre Channel traffic within Ethernet frames. As such, FC-based content within this guide also applies directly to QLogic FCoE CNAs. In-depth information about FCoE and its supported features and topologies can be found in the "Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)“ chapter of the EMC Networked Storage Topology Guide, available through E-Lab Interoperability Navigator. For CNA configuration procedures, refer to Product Guide called EMC Host Connectivity with Qlogic Fibre Channel and iSCSI Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) in the Windows Environment.
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