Virtual Fibre Channel is a feature in Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 that lets virtual machines (VMs) connect directly to Fibre Channel (FC)-based storage by using a standard World Wide Name (WWN) associated with a VM.
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Prerequisites for implementing the Virtual Fibre Channel feature include:
- A computer with FC host bus adapters (HBAs) or FC over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters. The HBA ports must support N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and NPIV must be enabled.
- An NPIV-enabled storage area network.
- VMs configured to use a Virtual Fibre Channel adapter must use Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 as the guest operating system.
- Virtual Fibre Channel logical unit numbers cannot be used as boot media, and FC tape devices are not supported.