These are connected to a Nexus switch and when they are FCoE cards. When they log into the fabric that is where I am seeing them as initiators. The other storage we have all show up as targets. The NetApp shows up as a initiator in the fabric
Yeah, that makes sense. As an initiator, the port can only be used to connect to other storage systems. I.e., the port cannot be used to host SAN storage. Since you are only using IP-based protocols, this won't matter to you. If you decide that you want to host FC/FCoE LUNs through this port in the future, you can switch the port to target mode, but it can be safely left in this state today.