Fibre Channel network types

The Virtual Connect interconnects in enclosures support the following types of Fibre Channel networks when connecting to storage systems:

  • Fabric-attach networks—The enclosure interconnects connect to data center SAN fabric switches.

  • Direct-attach networks—Also called Flat SAN, in which the enclosure interconnects connect directly to a supported storage system.

You cannot change the type of Fibre Channel network, but you can delete the network in HPE OneView, and then add the network as a different type.

A logical interconnect can be defined to use direct-attach storage and fabric-attach storage at the same time.

Figure 12: Direct-attach and fabric-attach Fibre Channel networks. Direct-attach and fabric-attach Fibre Channel networks