Configuring Synthetic Fibre Channel

New in VMM 2012 R2, Synthetic Fibre Channel adds support for Guest Fibre Channel in Hyper-V.

The new VMM feature, which makes use of the SMI-S provider, allows you to assign a Virtual Fibre Channel Adapter in the guest VM with cut down zone management.

Virtual Fibre Channel supports single/multiple storage arrays connected to single/multiple fabrics.


Multiple storage arrays connected to multiple fabrics would provide dual-redundant paths to storage arrays.

Getting ready

To be able to use Virtual Fibre Channel, confirm that the following are in place:

  • The SAN, Fibre Channel switches and HBA NIC firmware, and drivers are up to date
  • The SAN is configured to present logical units
  • The SAN SMI-S provider is installed ...

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