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mehul_3
Regular Advisor

NetApp mounted with FC

In past I had a experience to mount NetApp LUN with the following command say e.g
mount -F nfs -o rsize=32768,wsize=32768 10.162.185.11:/vol/srtgdbs1_repl /n01
So I used IP address in above command.
Kindly let me know how does it work in FC scenerio.

Regards,
Mehul
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Bart Paulusse
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Re: NetApp mounted with FC

When your NetApp array is FC connected, array should publish luns to your host. Zoning on the fc switches needs to allow your host to "see" these luns.
Then you should see them as new disks in an ioscan.

Regards,
Bart
Steven E. Protter
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Re: NetApp mounted with FC

Shalom,

No need to use NFS to mount disks presented direct fiber connect.

insf -C disk
ioscan will show properly configured and presented LUNS.

To see the disk you need to configure the netapp to present it.

That is done by World Wide Name WWN. fcmsutil will get you that information on your fiber cards.

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Armin Kunaschik
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Re: NetApp mounted with FC

You'll see disks the same way as you seem them on other SAN storage boxes like EVA or XP... as described earlier in this thread.

Remember: A Netapp cluster is an Active/Passive Array when used via SAN! So you need to configure your volume groups accordingly. The easiest way doing this is to download the FC Host Utilities from http://now.netapp.com

In summary: use /opt/NetApp/santools/bin/ntap_config_paths on 11.23 and below and /opt/NetApp/santools/bin/enable_ontap_pvlinks on 11.31
Ask your local Netapp admin for access to the NOW site!

My 2 cents,
Armin
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mehul_3
Regular Advisor

Re: NetApp mounted with FC

Thanks a lot for valuable inputs