Creating a Service Tier for Virtual Fibre Channel in VMM
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
The following is the high-level process for creating a service tier to access Fibre Channel storage resources.
To create a service tier for Virtual Fibre Channel
Using the Service Template Designer, create a service template and add the applicable VM templates you previously created to the service template. For information on creating a service template, see How to Create a Service Template in VMM and How to Configure the Properties of a Service Template.
Add a new Fibre Channel adapter (vHBA) to the Configure Hardware page of the service template. For each vHBA that you create, specify dynamic or static WWPN port assignments and select the fabric classification.
Create service tier from the service template and assign the service tier to a computer tier.
Deploy the tier. For more information, see How to Deploy a Service in VMM.
Once the service tier is deployed, a Fibre Channel storage array can be zoned to the tier. For more information, see Managing Virtual Fibre Channel Zones in VMM. Lastly, a LUN is created for the array and registered (unmasked) to the tier. For more information, see Managing Storage LUNs for Virtual Fibre Channel in VMM.