HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual

Appendix D Setting Up and Booting Fibre Channel Storage Devices

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This appendix describes how to set up and boot from a Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Network (SAN) storage device on OpenVMS Alpha and I64 systems. You may prefer booting from an FC storage device because of its speed and because it can serve as a common cluster system disk in a SAN. FC storage is supported on all storage arrays that are supported on OpenVMS systems. For a list of supported devices, see the HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 for Alpha and Integrity Servers Software Product Description (SPD 82.35.xx).

The HBA requires the latest RISC firmware and EFI firmware and driver.

Fibre Channel device booting supports point-to-point topology. There is no plan to support FC arbitrated loop topology.