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QTS 5.0.x

Fibre Channel WWPN Aliases

A WWPN (World Wide Port Name) is a unique identifier for Fibre Channel ports. A WWPN alias is a unique human-readable name for a Fibre Channel port that makes it easier to identify it.

You can view, edit, and add WWPNs and WWPN aliases by going to iSCSI & Fibre Channel > Fibre Channel > FC WWPN Aliases.

Adding WWPNs

  1. Go to iSCSI & Fibre Channel > Fibre Channel > FC WWPN Aliases.
  2. Click Add.

    The Add WWPN window appears.

  3. Add one or more WWPNs to the list of known WWPNs using any of the following methods.

    Method

    Steps

    Add WWPNs from logged-in Fibre Channel initiators.

    Select Add WWPNs from all logged-in FC initiators.

    Add WWPNs as text

    Specify one WWPN per line using any of the following formats:

    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

  4. Click Add.

Configuring a WWPN Alias

  1. Go to iSCSI & Fibre Channel > Fibre Channel > FC WWPN Aliases.
  2. Locate a WWPN.
  3. Under Alias, specify an alias for the WWPN.

    The alias must consist of 1 to 20 characters from any of the following groups:

    • Letters: A-Z, a-z

    • Numbers: 0-9

    • Special Characters: Underscore (_), hyphen (-)

  4. Click Save.

Removing a WWPN Alias

  1. Go to iSCSI & Fibre Channel > Fibre Channel > FC WWPN Aliases.
  2. Locate a WWPN.
  3. Clear the Alias field.
  4. Click Save.

Exporting a List of WWPN Aliases

  1. Go to iSCSI & Fibre Channel > Fibre Channel > FC WWPN Aliases.
  2. Click Export.

    The file browser window opens.

  3. In the file browser window, navigate to the folder where you want to save the file.
  4. Specify a filename.
  5. Click Save.

The list of WWPN aliases is saved to your local computer as a CSV file, in the format:

  • Field 1: WWPN

  • Field 2: Alias

Figure 1. Example CSV Output

Importing a List of WWPN Aliases

You can import a list of WWPNs and aliases from a CSV file in the following format:

  • Field 1: WWPN

  • Field 2: Alias

Figure 2. Example CSV File
Important:
  • Identical aliases will be overwritten from the CSV file.

  • Lines not formatted correctly will be ignored.

  1. Go to iSCSI & Fibre Channel > Fibre Channel > FC WWPN Aliases.
  2. Click Import.

    The file browser window opens.

  3. Locate and open the CSV file.