You need to configure the storage system so that the protocol you are using can access it. For example, if your environment uses FC, you must supply the host's WWPN and make sure the storage system is using a supported cfmode. For environments using the iSCSI protocol, you must supply the names of the initiator nodes and, if you are using CHAP, set up the user names and passwords on the storage system.
Before you begin
Ensure that you have the host's WWPNs that you recorded when you installed the FC HBAs or the iSCSI initiator nodes that you recorded.
Note: If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 or later, NetApp recommends that you run Data ONTAP 8.0.1 or later on the storage systems connected to the host. That way you can use the Block Limits VPD page (0xb0) information. Using the Block Limits VPD page helps maintain block alignment, which leads to enhanced I/O performance on the NetApp LUN.
About this task
This checklist steps you through the requirements for making sure your storage system is correctly set up.