How To Migrate To New WWN’s on VNX

Overview This document covers how to add a host initiator that is not logged into the fabric or VNX. The reason we would do such an operation is when systems (Blades) are moved to another chassis or HBA cards replaced that change the WWN, that will allow the system to login and see the assigned storage. This is useful in network refreshes and in addressing hardware failures. Several items are needed... read more

Retrieving EMC and Qlogic Fiber WWN on RHEL

Introduction So you need to add storage to a RHEL (RedHat Enterprise Linux) server and the storage guy has asked you for the WWN.  The question next is how do I get the WWN off my server? So how do we get QLogic and EMC WWN’s on RHEL. It is a lot easier than one might think. Let’s move forward and get the WWN information we need! Qlogic First identify your installed or recognized, this is... read more

Finding WWN’s on Windows Server 2012 Using PowerShell

With a single command you can retrieve WWN’s on Windows Server 2012 R2 using PowerShell. Open the PowerShell command and type: Get-WmiObject -class MSFC_FCAdapterHBAAttributes -namespace “root\WMI” | ForEach-Object {(($_.NodeWWN) | ForEach-Object {“{0:x}” -f $_}) -join “:”} And that is all there is to it. Simple and fast using PowerShell. Update: I have been been... read more

Finding the World Wide Name (WWN) in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

You know how it is, you just built that new server and you need to attach storage to the Qlogic or Emulex card and the storage guys are asking for the WWN (World Wide Name) and if this is a first time you start to scratch your head, no worries because Microsoft has added that little piece of info right at your finger tips. In Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, you can use “Storage Explorer” to... read more