Attachment requirements for IBM i hosts

An overview of the requirements for attaching the system to a Virtual I/O Server with an IBM i virtual I/O client.

You must meet the following requirements before you can attach the system to your IBM i host:
  • Check the logical unit number (LUN) limitations for your host system. Ensure that there are enough Fibre Channel adapters that are installed in the server to handle the total LUNs that you want to attach.
  • Ensure that you have the documentation for your host system and that you have access to the Installing section in this product information. All system publications are available from the following website:

  • Ensure that you install the correct operating systems and version levels on your host, including any updates and Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APARs) for the operating system.