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Huawei SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for Windows

HUAWEI SAN Storage Host Connectivity Guide for Windows Servers
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Direct-Attached FC Connections

Direct-Attached FC Connections

Huawei provides dual-controller and multi-controller storage systems, which directly connect to Windows hosts through FC multi-path connections in different ways.

Two-Controller Storage

The following uses Huawei OceanStor 5500 V3 as an example to explain how to directly connect a Windows host to a two-controller storage system through FC multi-path connections, as shown in Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1 Direct-attached FC multi-path connections (two-controller storage)

NOTE:

In this connection diagram, each of the two controllers is connected to a host HBA port with an optical fiber. The cable connections are detailed in Table 3-2.

Table 3-2 Cable connection description (two-controller storage)

Cable No.

Description

1

Connects Port P0 on the Windows host to Controller A on the storage system.

2

Connects Port P1 on the Windows host to Controller B on the storage system.

Multi-Controller Storage

The following uses Huawei OceanStor 18800 V3 (four-controller) as an example to explain how to directly connect a Windows host to a multi-controller storage system through FC multi-path connections, as shown in Figure 3-2.

Figure 3-2 Direct-attached FC multi-path connections (four-controller storage)

NOTE:

In this connection diagram, each of the four controllers is connected to a host HBA port with an optical fiber. The cable connections are detailed in Table 3-3.

Table 3-3 Cable connection description (four-controller storage)

Cable No.

Description

1

Connects Port P0 on the Windows host to Controller A on the storage system.

2

Connects Port P1 on the Windows host to Controller B on the storage system.

3

Connects Port P2 on the Windows host to Controller C on the storage system.

4

Connects Port P3 on the Windows host to Controller D on the storage system.

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Updated: 2019-08-22

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