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Creating and Managing FC Gateway Service Profiles

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.

If you want to configure an FC gateway that does not meet these requirements, you can use other profiles to configure the components of the FC gateway and assign them to the appropriate devices, ports, and profiles. See Configuring Fibre Channel Gateways for more information.

To manage or create FC Gateway Service profiles: In Build mode, select Wired > System > FC Gateway Service in the Tasks pane. The Manage Fabric Profile page appears.

This topic describes:

Managing FC Gateway Service Profiles

From the FC Gateway Service Profile page, you can:

Table 150 describes the information provided about FC Gateway Service profiles on the Manage FC Gateway Service Profile page. This page lists all FC Gateway Service profiles defined for your network, regardless of your current selected scope in the network view.

Table 150: FC Gateway Service Profile Information

Field

Description

Profile Name

Name given to the profile when it was created.

Fabric ID

Fabric ID number assigned to the profile.

FCoE VLAN Name

Name of the FCoE VLAN assigned to the profile.

FCoE VLAN Id

ID of the FCoE VLAN assigned to the profile.

Native VLAN Name

Name of the native VLAN assigned to the profile.

Native VLAN Id

ID of the native VLAN assigned to the profile.

Description

Description given to the profile when it was created.

Assignment State

Profile assignment state. One of the following:

  • Deployed—The profile has been assigned and the configuration has been deployed on the devices.
  • Pending Deployment—The profile has been assigned or its previous assignments have been changed, but the new or modified configuration has not yet been deployed on the devices.
  • Unassigned—The profile has not yet been assigned.

Note: All columns might not be displayed. To show or hide fields in the table, click the down arrow on the field header, select Columns, and select or clear the check box adjacent to the field that you want to show or hide.

Creating FC Gateway Service Profiles

Procedure

To create an FC Gateway Service profile:

  1. From the Network Director Banner, select Build mode.
  2. In the Tasks pane, select Wired > System > FC Gateway Service.

    The FC Gateway Service Profiles page appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The Create Gateway Profile page appears.

  4. Enter settings for the FC Gateway Service profile as described in Specifying Settings for an FC Gateway Service Profile.
  5. Click Done.

Specifying Settings for an FC Gateway Service Profile

Use the Create Gateway Profile page to define specify settings for an FC Gateway Service profile, which you can then assign to interfaces on Data Center Switching devices.

Table 151 describes the settings.

Table 151: FC Gateway Service Profile Settings

Field

Description

Profile Name

Enter a name for the profile.

Description

Enter a description for the profile.

Fabric ID

Enter an FC gateway fabric ID number from 1 through 4094.

FCoE VLAN Name and ID

Enter an FCoE VLAN Name and ID.

Native VLAN Name and ID

Enter a native VLAN Name and ID.

FC Map

The FC-MAP value is a unique MAC address prefix an FC switch uses to identify FCoE traffic for a given FC fabric (traffic on a particular FCoE VLAN).

Range: 0x0EFC00 through 0x0EFCFF. Default: 0xEFC00

Priority

Set the global priority value associated with the switch FCF-MAC. CNAs use the priority value to determine the switch with which they will perform FIP FLOGI. The lower the value, the higher the priority. The switch advertises this value to the server ENodes on the FCoE network.

Range: 0 through 255. Default: 128

FCoE Trusted

Select to enable the interface to trust FCoE traffic. If an interface is connected to another switch such as an FCoE forwarder (FCF) or a transit switch, you can configure the interface as trusted so that the interface forwards FCoE traffic from the switch to the FCoE devices without installing FIP snooping filters.

Port Max Packet Size

Select the maximum packet size. Range: 256-9216. Default: 2500

What to Do Next

Once the FC Gateway Service profile is created, you must assign the profile to the required devices by using the Assign Device Profile page and then deploy the device configuration changes by using Deploy mode. To assign an FC Gateway Service profile, see Assigning an FC Gateway Service Profile to Ports. For information about deploying your configurations, see Deploying Configuration to Devices.

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