How to find HBA Cards/Ports and WWN Number details in Linux and Windows Server.

World Wide Name (WWN) is required to create zoning on Fiber Channel Switch and storage allocation to server. There are two ways to extract WWN number on Linux which are follows:
. Using Internal Linux command
. Using systool utility
In this guide, we’ll see both of them one by one.
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Extract WWN Using Linux Internal command

Following are the methods to extract the WWN Number on Linux Server using internal command: 

First, let us find out how many (Host Bus Adapter) HBAs are available or installed on the server.

Step 1: Find the Number of HBAs Installed on Server.
Use following command to list the HBA on the server (Click on picture below to enlarge it).


# lspci | grep -i host*


# ls /sys/class/fc_host/

As per the output above, we have two HBAs (host11 and host12).

Step 2: Now, Let us find the WWN Number.
Following command to list the WWN, If you have more than one HBA, replace ‘host11’ or ‘host12’ with Host(Click on picture below to enlarge it).
# cat /sys/class/fc_host/host11/node_name (For Host11)
# cat /sys/class/fc_host/host12/node_name (For Host12)

Method to extract the WWN on Linux Server using systool utility

Install systool utility.
Systool package is available on default repository. Follow the link below to create ‘yum’ or ‘dnf’ repository.
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For RHEL/CentOS 7 Linux:
# yum install -y sysfsutils
For RHEL/CentOS 8 Linux:
# dnf install -y sysfsutils

Once the tool is installed run the following command to find WWN number (Click on picture below to enlarge it).
# systool -c fc_host -v | grep port_name

Run the following command to check the state of HBA ports (Click on picture below to enlarge it).
# systool -c fc_host -v | grep port_state

In the above steps, we have seen how to extract WWN number in Linux Server. Below steps describe How to retrieve World Wide Names (WWNs) on Windows Server.
. For Windows Server 2008 R2 and R2 Service Pack 1
Download and Install Fibre Channel Infomation (fcinfo) tool from Microsoft Download Center. Once done, run “fcinfo” command from PowerShell prompt.
. For Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016
“Storage Explorer” Starts from Windows Server 2012 was removed. You can use PowerShell to find the WWN in Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016 as shown below. Run “Get-InitiatorPort” command from PowerShell prompt (Click on picture below to enlarge it).
c:> Get-InitiatorPort

Note: If you are unable to retrieve WWNs with above methods, refer to your Host Bus Adapters (HBA) documentation to collect the information.
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