VMware recommends several best practices when you boot your system from a software FCoE LUN.

  • Make sure that the host has access to the entire boot LUN. The boot LUN cannot be shared with other hosts even on shared storage.
  • If you use Intel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Niantec) with a Cisco switch, configure the switch port in the following way:
    • Enable the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
    • Turn off switchport trunk native vlan for the VLAN used for FCoE.