FC Host Platforms

NetApp delivers full support of Fibre Channel (FC) host connections with leading operating systems-Windows®, ESX Server, Solaris™, Oracle® Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, AIX, HP/UX, NetWare, and OpenVMS. NetApp enables robust options for high-availability configurations via multipathing and clustering-supporting native and server- and storage-independent host software, as shown in the following table.

NetApp FC SAN Host Support
OS VendorHBAMultipathHost Cluster
Microsoft
Windows /
Hyper-V
Brocade
Emulex
Qlogic
MPIO
NetApp Data ONTAP DSM
Veritas™ DMP
MSCS
Veritas VCS
VMwareBrocade
Emulex
Qlogic
VMware NMP
Veritas DMP for VMware
MSCS
VirtualCenter (VMotion™)
Oracle Linux®Qlogic
Emulex
DM-MP
Veritas DMP
Oracle®
Clusterware
Veritas VCS
Veritas FSCFSRAC
Red Hat Cluster Suite
Oracle SolarisNative
Emulex
QLogic
MPxIO
Veritas DMP
Sun Cluster
Veritas VCS
Red Hat LinuxBrocade
Emulex
Qlogic
DM-MP
Veritas DMP
Oracle 10g
RH Cluster Suite
Veritas VCS
Veritas FSCFSRAC
SUSE LinuxQLogic
Emulex
DM-MPOracle 10g
IBM AIXNativeMPIO
Veritas DMP
SANPath
PowerHA
VCS
HP HP-UXNative
Emulex
HP PVLinks
Veritas DMP
MC
ServiceGaurd
Veritas VCS
Novel NetWareQLogicQLogicNovel Clusters
OpenVMSEmulexOpenVMSOpenVMS

NetApp fully qualifies its Data ONTAP® operating system and portfolio of Fibre Channel-enabled storage and virtualization products with leading operating systems and application and database software. From Windows Server catalog certification to VMware SAN compatibility guide to Symantec and Veritas hardware compatibility listing to Oracle storage compatibility program, NetApp Fibre Channel solutions deliver enterprise-grade compatibility and performance.