Complete FC to iSCSI conversion

If you converted all host ports from FC to iSCSI, you must configure iSCSI networking.

  1. Configure the switches.
    You should configure the switches used to transport iSCSI traffic according to the vendor’s recommendations for iSCSI. These recommendations might include both configuration directives as well as code updates.
  2. From ThinkSystem System Manager, select Hardware > Configure iSCSI ports.
  3. Select the port settings.
    You can set up your iSCSI network in many ways. Consult your network administrator for tips on selecting the best configuration for your environment.
  4. Update the host definitions in ThinkSystem System Manager.
    Note: If you need instructions for add hosts or host clusters, refer to the online help for ThinkSystem System Manager.
    1. Select Storage > Hosts.
    2. Select the host to which the port will be associated, and click View/Edit Settings.
      The Host Settings dialog box appears.
    3. Click the Host Ports tab.

    4. Click Add, and use the Add Host Port dialog box to associate a new host port identifier to the host.
      The length of the host port identifier name is determined by the host interface technology. FC host port identifier names must have 16 characters. iSCSI host port identifier names have a maximum of 223 characters. The port must be unique. A port number that has already been configured is not allowed.
    5. Click Delete, and use the Delete Host Port dialog box to remove (unassociate) a host port identifier.
      The Delete option does not physically remove the host port. This option removes the association between the host port and the host. Unless you remove the host bus adapter or the iSCSI initiator, the host port is still recognized by the controller.
    6. Click Save to apply your changes to the host port identifier settings.
    7. Repeat these steps to add and remove any additional host port identifiers.
  5. Reboot the host or perform a rescan so that the host properly discovers the LUNs.
  6. Remount volumes or start using block volume.