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
The HBA requires the latest RISC firmware and EFI firmware
Fibre Channel device booting supports point-to-point topology.
There is no plan to support FC arbitrated loop topology.