B.3. How to Set Up Red Hat Virtualization Manager to Use FCoE

You can configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) properties for host network interface cards from the Administration Portal. The fcoe key is not available by default and needs to be added to the Manager using the engine configuration tool. You can check whether fcoe has already been enabled by running the following command:

# engine-config -g UserDefinedNetworkCustomProperties

You also need to install the required VDSM hook package on the hosts. Depending on the FCoE card on the hosts, special configuration may also be needed; see Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Managing storage devices.


  1. On the Manager, run the following command to add the key:

    # engine-config -s UserDefinedNetworkCustomProperties='fcoe=^((enable|dcb|auto_vlan)=(yes|no),?)*$'
  2. Restart the ovirt-engine service:

    # systemctl restart ovirt-engine.service
  3. Install the VDSM hook package on each of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts on which you want to configure FCoE properties. The package is available by default on Red Hat Virtualization Host (RHVH).

    # dnf install vdsm-hook-fcoe

The fcoe key is now available in the Administration Portal. See Editing Host Network Interfaces and Assigning Logical Networks to Hosts to apply FCoE properties to logical networks.