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Configuring Fibre Channel Gateways

This topic describes the methods Network Director provides to configure Fibre Channel (FC) gateways on data center switching devices.

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Using the FC Gateway Service Profile to Configure FC Gateways

An FC Gateway Service profile provides a quick way to configure Fibre Channel (FC) gateways on Data Center Switching devices. It is intended for FC gateway devices that are connected directly to the FCoE network, without transit switches. In addition to the settings you can specify, the profile creates an FC gateway configuration with some default settings that cannot be modified. For example, you cannot specify any CoS settings for the FC gateway; only the default settings are available.

For information about using the FC Gateway Service profile, see Creating and Managing FC Gateway Service Profiles.

Using a Combination of Profiles to Configure FC Gateways

If you want to configure an FC gateway that does not meet the requirements of the FC Gateway Service profile, you can use a combination of other profiles to configure the components of the FC gateway and assign them to the appropriate devices, ports, and profiles.

The profiles you use to configure an FC gateway include:

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