Most systems have onboard FC adapters that you can configure as initiators or targets. You can also use the X1143A-R6 adapter which can be configured for FC mode or CNA mode.
Function of the X1143A-R6 adapter
The X1143A-R6 network adapter is a new generation adapter with ports that can be configured as either 10 Gb Ethernet and FCoE ports or as 16Gb FC initiator or target ports.
Default configuration for the X1143A-R6
You must connect to the X1143A-R6 ports using LC fiber optic cables with supported SFP+ optical modules, or by using copper Twinax cables (in 10GbE mode only). You can monitor the activity on the ports through the LEDs on the bezel.
Configuration rules and supported settings
The X1143A-R6 device supports configuration of two adjacent ports or all ports on the same chip in the same personality mode. Data ONTAP supports configuration of specific initiator or target types on a port.