This appendix describes how to set up and boot
from a Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Network (SAN) storage device on OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity server 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 8.4 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.