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What are the Host IQN naming requirements for NetApp

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Applies to

SAN Environment 



  • Most Operating Systems (OS) will allow users to rename iSCSI Qualified Name's (IQN).
  • NetApp requires that IQNs match the IEEE standard in order to connect to the storage system.
  • Host IQNs can be renamed; however, in order to operate with NetApp controllers they must follow this standard.

The standard is as follows:


For example, OR

  • NetApp also supports the EUI-64 type IQN which takes the format - EUI.64bit_address

For example, eui.02004567A425678D

  • IQNs that do not conform to one of these standards will not work with NetApp.

For example, dashes are allowed in IQN names. Underscores are not allowed.

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