Information About Storage VDC
You use a storage virtual device context (VDC) to separate LAN and SAN traffic on the same switch. A VDC allows you to maintain one physical infrastructure but separate logical data paths.
To achieve this configuration, you must perform the following tasks:
Create a dedicated storage VDC.
Allocate physical ports to the storage VDC. These can be either ports dedicated to only the storage VDC or ports that are shared between the storage VDC and one other VDC. Dedicated ports can be used to create either VFC E ports (VE ports) or F ports (VF ports). Shared ports can only be used for VFC F ports (VF ports).
Once you share the port to the storage VDC you can create a VFC F-port on top of the shared interface.You cannot modify some details of that port because it must match the underlying shared physical port. If you move the source port to another VDC or delete the VDC, the shared ports are deleted and you must reconfigure them.
If the storage VDC restarts or is suspended, any shared Ethernet ports are shut down in the corresponding VDC. These ports come up automatically once the storage VDC is operational.