When I direct attach a storage enclosure to my HBA I see FC-disks, FATA disks and the enclosure controller.
When I attach the enclosure to a san switch I only see the FC-disks as public on the L-port.
My question: Is it possible to troubleshoot the login procedure for the enclosure and FATA disks or is there no way to get this working?
PS: I know I am not on the supported path ;-)
In concepts, FC-disks work only on fc-al topology. It is by design. And you can not configure it.
So, if you connect them directly to hba - they make arbitrated loop tipology. In fabric, switch organize fabric loop.
It's absolutely correct working. But have some architect insufficients in fault tolerance, bandwidth and some else.