Your ESXi host can boot from a FCoE LUN using the software FCoE adapter a network adapter.

Before you begin

The network adapter has the following capabilities:

  • Support partial FCoE offload (software FCoE).

  • Contain either a FCoE Boot Firmware Table (FBFT) or a FCoE Boot Parameter Table (FBPT).

For information about network adapters that support software FCoE boot, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

About this task

When you configure your host for a software FCoE boot, you perform a number of tasks.