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Huawei SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for Red Hat

HUAWEI SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for Red Hat Servers

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Planning Connectivity

Planning Connectivity

Red Hat hosts and storage systems can be connected based on different criteria. Table 3-1 describes the typical connection modes.

Table 3-1 Connection modes


Connection Mode

Interface module type

Fibre Channel connection/iSCSI connection

Whether switches are used

Direct-attached connection (no switches are used)/Fabric-attached connection (switches are used)

Whether multiple paths exist

Single-path connection/Multi-path connection

Whether HyperMetro is configured


Fibre Channel connections are the most widely used. To ensure service data security, both direct-attached connections and fabric-attached connections require multiple paths.

The following details Fibre Channel and iSCSI connections in HyperMetro and non-HyperMetro scenarios.

Updated: 2020-01-17

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