To define connections from the storage array to the FCoE switch, configure the IP Availability Manager to discover FCoE based IPStoragePath connections:

  1. In the installation area where the IP Manager server is running, go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory and type the following command to open the user-defined-connections.conf file:

    sm_edit conf/discovery/user-defined-connections.conf
  2. Add the following lines to configure the connection between the FCoE interface of the VNX system to the port of the FibreChannelSwitch.

    # Following are a few examples. NOTE - the lines are commented, so the
    # discovery won't really try to make these connections.
  3. Save and close the file.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide provides information about the user-defined-connections.conf file.