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How to connect a fibre channel SAN to a Windows 2012 host server

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Good morning,

I have a IBM DS-4700 SAN (fibre  channel) that I would like to connect to a Windows 2012 R2 server (host).

Any pointers on how to get the storage showing up on the host server under the storage?

Any help is much appreciate.  Thanks
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Most likely you have Brocade switches, possibly Cisco MDS.

In general you need to identify the WWNs on the HBA on the Windows server.  You will then need to define the WWNs in your fabric on the fibre switches.  Once the host is defined you will need to zone a LUN that it created on the SAN with the WWNs defined for the Windows server.  Once you do this it will show up in storage.  You should also install the HBA software whether qlogic or emulex
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Thank you, this works.
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Thank you!
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