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  • This article is intended to update the compatibility and requirement of the "fc.info" on Windows Servers while Windows or Storage Discovery

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According to the Product Documentation: Storage discovery

  • The requirement for windows mentions "Install the fcinfo.exe tool on Windows 2008 and 2012 servers that attach to storage via FC."

The question always comes over

  • Does Storage discovery located on Windows 2016 and later require fcinfo.exe tool be installed on the machine and also do the customers have to do it manually?

Explanation

  • Yes, fcinfo.exe is still required for Windows 2016 and later versions, since the Storage probes/patterns are still calling the same fcinfo commands to get Fibre Channel data.

    As far as whether or not the customer would need to install this fcinfo.exe themselves or not, it depends if the OS comes with it included.
    verified Windows 2016 VM and it did not come with fcinfo.exe, so therefore if that's the case for your customer as well, they can get it from this link below.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17530 

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Last Updated:2020-07-31 03:04:46
Published:2020-07-31