For starters, you should read up at least a little bit on what you have. You will find out that every single part of a Netapp storage virtual machine (svm) is virtualized. Therefore you do not refer to any physical device rather virtualized/logical ones (like a LIF or logical interface)
do the “network interface show” command and look at the wwpns. Those are what MUST be zoned. If they are not showing up on your switch then you have not enabled NPIV. From the docs:
All of the switches that are connected to the fabric must support N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) and must have NPIV enabled. ONTAP uses NPIV to present FC targets to a fabric.
if you don’t have that enabled then it will not work
Netapp does have a SAN Host kit ( version 7.1 if I recall) that should be installed but won’t fix issue you have. All that does is add a few commands for troubleshooting a previously working environment and tunings to the host.
use the correct wwpns (Not wwnn)
on the switch, verify everything is logging in: show flogi database
After you have enabled NPIV and zoned properly you do a: fcp initiator show
you will see your hosts logged in even if LUNs are not available. The zoning allows the host to log in. If LUNs are available to the wwpns that are logged and mapped properly then the host will see them
However, from this, I have no connected devices on the storage yet.
The fabric connections are fine, the servers are represented on each switch.
My issue is with the WWPNs to be mapped on the switch from the storage.
I have created an alias with the WWPNs of the storage, that start with 20: but I can't discover the LUNs still.
My concerns now:
- Is there a NetApp software I have to install to discover LUNs? - If I can not discover the hosts from the storage, what is usually the most common issue? - what's wrong with using the hardware WWPNs?
- those storage LIFs (starting with 20:), the WWPN is different from the WWNN. (20:0d, WWPN, became 20:00 WWNN). The WWPN is what actually appears on the storage. Is this correct too?