|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Installation Guide for the IBM® S/390® and IBM® eServer™ zSeries® Architectures
|Chapter 2. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FCP (Fibre Channel protocol) devices enable zSeries systems to use SCSI devices rather than DASD devices.
Typically, an operating system is loaded, and the automatic probing and defining of hardware is done by the OS. However, zSeries systems require that any FCP (Fibre Channel protocol) device be entered manually in order for the installation program to recognize the hardware. The values entered here are unique to each site in which they are setup.
Each value entered should be verified as correct, as any mistakes made may cause the system not to operate properly.
For more information on these values, refer to the hardware documentation that came with your system and check with the system administrator who has setup the network for this system.