Paper: Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel Design Guide

Microsoft has released a paper titled: "Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel Design Guide". The paper which contains 16 pages provides design guidelines for customers who want to implement the Virtual Fibre Channel feature within Hyper-V VMs. Virtual Fibre Channel for Hyper-V provides the guest operating system with unmediated access to a SAN by using a standard World Wide Name (WWN) associated with a virtual machine.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Virtual Fibre Channel Pre-req’s
  • Terms and definitions
  • Configuration Options
    • Single Fabric
    • Multi-Fabric Multi-vSAN
    • Multi-Fabric Single vSAN
    • Multi-Fabric Multi-vSAN Multi-Port
    • Multi-Fabric Multi-vSAN Multi-Array
  • Design Guidance