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How to convert the host protocol of an E-Series storage system between FC and iSCSI

Applies to

  • E2700 with an optical FC/iSCSI Host Interface Card (HIC)
  • E2800/EF280 with two or more SFP+ ports
  • E5500/EF550 with an optical FC/iSCSI HIC
  • E5600/EF560 with an optical FC/iSCSI or Infiniband HIC
  • E5700/EF570


This KB covers how to convert the host protocol of an E-Series system. Depending on the hardware installed in the E-Series controllers, additional SFPs may be required for the conversion between FC and iSCSI.

The E-Series systems listed in "Applies to" are capable of host protocol conversion.



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