Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Prerequisites for enabling Fibre Channel ports

Follow these steps before enabling a Fibre Channel port.

  1. An FCoE license must be installed on the FlexPort-capable switch to allow Fibre Channel port activation. Refer to the Network OS Software Licensing Guide for details about installing the FCoE license. Once the FCoE license is installed, all Fibre Channel ports are activated by default.
  2. The FlexPorts on the switch must be configured as fibre channel ports. For instructions on how to use FlexPort, refer to the "Configuring FlexPort" chapter of the Network OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide and to the applicable hardware guides.
Access Gateway is a feature available only on FlexPort-capable switches. When activated, all Fibre Channel ports are re-enabled as N_Ports.