You can generate and print a PDF of this page, and then use the following worksheet to record NVMe over Fibre Channel storage configuration information. You need this information to perform provisioning tasks.

Direct connect topology

In a direct connect topology, one or more hosts are directly connected to the controller.

nvme fc direct topology
  • Host 1 HBA Port 1 and Controller A Host port 1

  • Host 1 HBA Port 2 and Controller B Host port 1

  • Host 2 HBA Port 1 and Controller A Host port 2

  • Host 2 HBA Port 2 and Controller B Host port 2

  • Host 3 HBA Port 1 and Controller A Host port 3

  • Host 3 HBA Port 2 and Controller B Host port 3

  • Host 4 HBA Port 1 and Controller A Host port 4

  • Host 4 HBA Port 2 and Controller B Host port 4

Switch connect topology

In a fabric topology, one or more switches are used. See Lenovo Storage Interoperation Center (LSIC) for a list of supported switches.

nvme fc fabric topology

Host identifiers

Locate and document the initiator NQN from each host.

Host port connections Host NQN

Host (initiator) 1

Host (initiator) 2

Target NQN

Document the target NQN for the storage array.

Array name Target NQN

Array controller (target)

Target NQNs

Document the NQNs to be used by the array ports.

Array controller (target) port connections NQN

Controller A, port 1

Controller B, port 1

Controller A, port 2

Controller B, port 2

Mapping host name

The mapping host name is created during the workflow.

Mapping host name

Host OS type