Configuring Fibre Channel Support

Fibre Channel support in OpenStack Compute is remote block storage attached to compute nodes for VMs.


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Fibre Channel supported only the KVM hypervisor.

Compute and Block Storage support Fibre Channel automatic zoning on Brocade and Cisco switches. On other hardware Fibre Channel arrays must be pre-zoned or directly attached to the KVM hosts.

KVM host requirements

You must install these packages on the KVM host:


Nova uses the systool application in this package.

sg3-utils or sg3_utils

Nova uses the sg_scan and sginfo applications.

Installing the multipath-tools or device-mapper-multipath package is optional.