Installing and configuring the HBA on z Systems hosts

The host bus adapters (HBAs) for z Systems servers must be ordered as features. The HBAs are either factory-installed when you order a new system or installed into an existing system by a service representative.

To check the installation of the HBA and to configure the HBA to work with the system, complete the following steps:
  1. Ensure that an HBA is installed on your z Systems host.
  2. Configure the HBA to run in Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) mode.
    Note: The phrases HBA adapter configured in FCP mode or FCP adapter are used interchangeably.

For more information about FCP connectivity, see the following website.