Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Configuring Access Gateway under FlexPort

This procedure describes the recommended flow for configuring Access Gateway under FlexPort.

  1. Using FlexPort commands, convert needed Ethernet ports to FC ports. For details, refer to "Configuring FlexPort," in the Network OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide.
  2. Configure FCoE. For details, refer to the "FCoE interface configuration" section of the Network OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide.
  3. Enable Access Gateway.
    device# configure terminal
    device(config)# rbridge-id 1
    device(config-rbridge-id-1)# ag
    device(config-rbridge-id-1-ag)# enable
    
    The VF_Ports are distributed evenly across all available N_Ports.
NOTE
First configuring FCoE and then using FlexPort to reconfigure Ethernet ports as FC ports might lead to suboptimal login balance among online N_Ports. If needed, refer to "Restoring_Port login balance." You can also turn off login balancing for a Port Group (as described in "Enabling and disabling Login Balancing mode") and manually map VF_Ports to N_Ports.