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Configuration Guide - DCN and Server Management

CloudEngine 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 V200R003C00

This document describes the configurations of Trill, FCoE, DCB, and NLB Server Cluster Association.
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Configuring an NPV Instance

Configuring an NPV Instance


A storage area network (SAN) allows a maximum of 239 switches. When more edge switches are required, NPort Virtualization (NPV) switches that do not consume domain IDs can be deployed.


  1. Run system-view

    The system view is displayed.

  2. Run fcoe fc-instance-name npv

    An NPV instance is created, and the NPV instance view is displayed.

    By default, no NPV instance is configured. The device supports a maximum of 32 FC instances.


    An NPV instance name is case sensitive. For example, "npv1" and "NPV1" are different NPV instances.

  3. Add FC or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) interfaces to the NPV instance.

    • Run the member interface fc fc-port-id1 [ to fc-port-id2 ] command to add FC interfaces to the NPV instance.

      By default, no FC interface is added to an NPV instance.

    • Run the member interface fcoe-port fcoe-port1 [ to fcoe-port2 ] command to add FCoE interfaces to the NPV instance.

      By default, no FCoE interface is added to an NPV instance.

  4. Specify an FC interface as an NP_Port or FCoE interface as a VN_Port in the NPV instance.

    • Run the fcoe role np-port interface fc fc-port-id command to add an FC instance to an NPV instance.

      By default, an FC interface in an NPV instance is an F_Port.

    • Run the fcoe role vn-port interface fcoe-port fcoe-port-id command to specify an FCoE interface in the NPV instance as VN_Port.

      By default, an FCoE interface in an NPV instance is a VF_Port.

  5. Run vlan vlan-id

    An FCoE VLAN is added to the NPV instance.

    By default, no FCoE VLAN is configured.

    An FCoE VLAN belongs to only one NPV instance.

  6. Run npv-vlan vlan-id

    An NPV VLAN is added to the NPV instance.

    By default, no NPV VLAN is configured in an NPV instance.

    An NPV VLAN is used for interworking between an NPV switch and an FCF.


    The NPV VLAN must be the same as the FCoE VLAN.

  7. Run commit

    The configuration is committed.

Updated: 2019-05-08

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