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Is there a way to provide access to DAS on a Linux host via Fibre Channel? In other words, if I have a Linux server with DAS and an FC HBA, can I offer access to this storage via FC?
If what you are trying to do is to offer access to direct-attached storage on a Linux server to other servers via
, the answer would be no. However using
, or some other file- and storage-sharing software, you could provide access to local (DAS) storage via an IP-based network. In order to make the storage available via the
, the DAS storage would have to be disconnected from the server and attached to the SAN using some type of storage router or gateway. Keep in mind that simply SAN-attaching the storage would only provide storage sharing of different
s. You would still need some form of data sharing software, such as NAS (NFS or CIFS) or a shared SAN file system.