Storage System Ports

3PAR StoreServ storage systems

Status icon

Icon indicating the status of the storage port.

Port

Port number.

Label

Label for the port, if any. This attribute applies only to 3PAR StoreServ storage systems.

Protocol

Protocol for the port. Either FC for Fibre Channel or FCoE for Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
NOTE:

This attribute applies only to 3PAR StoreServ storage systems.

Expected SAN/Network

SAN or network to which you want to connect the storage system port.

Best practice: Use the Auto setting. Once cabling is complete, the actual SAN will be set and the expected SAN will be set based on the actual SAN. You must do this because unmanaged direct attach networks are not listed in the expected SAN/network menu.

If you do not want the appliance to manage a port, set the expected network to none.

Actual SAN

SAN or network to which the storage system port is connected.

NOTE:

The menu list displays the configured uplinks.

Port Group

The port group the storage port belongs to, otherwise, the default is Auto, which selects a port group automatically.

You can use port groups to specify a set of storage ports to be used when you attach a volume to a server profile.

Expanded details for 3PAR StoreServ storage systems

WWPN

Port name

Partner Port

The port(s), if any, that have been set as a partner to the port using 3PAR software (persistent ports).

Failover State

The failover state of the port. Can be none, failing over, failed over, failed, recovering, partner port failed over, or partner failed.

HPE Nimble storage systems

Expanded details for HPE Nimble storage systems

WWPN

Port name

Controller state

Can be either Active or Standby

This attribute applies only to HPE Nimble storage systems

Array

Can be ALL flash or Hybrid

This attribute applies only to HPE Nimble storage systems

Speed

Speed of the Fibre Channel port; specific to controller in use.

StoreVirtual Storage systems

Status icon

The icon shows the status of the storage system port.

VIP

The Virtual IP addresses of the storage system.

Network

The network associated with each VIP.