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.
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 ...