The Host Utilities provide support for Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI connections to the storage system using direct-attached, fabric-attached, and Ethernet network configurations.
These protocols enable the host to access data on storage systems. The storage systems are targets that have storage target devices called LUNs.
Protocols enable hosts to access LUNs to store and retrieve data.
For more information about using the protocols with your storage system, see the Data ONTAP SAN Administration Guide for 7-Mode for your version of Data ONTAP.
For more details on supported topologies, including diagrams, see the Data ONTAP SAN Configuration Guide for 7-Mode for your version of Data ONTAP.
The sections that follow provide high-level information about these protocols.