For details about the maximum number of adapters that are supported, see PCIe adapter
placement rules and slot priorities (http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER9/
p9eab/p9eab_mtm_pciplacement.htm) and select the system that you are working on.
Specific AE1 or YE1 SAS cable features with new narrow HD connectors are used to attach the
adapter to SAS devices.
SAS device attachment requires specific cables that are provided with the subsystem or device
features that are being attached.See Serial attached SCSI cable planning.
v Four external mini SAS HD 4x connectors provide attachment of SAS devices
v SAS Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP) and Serial Management Protocol (SMP)
v Concurrent firmware update
v Removable media device (DVD and SAS tape) are supported in a single controller
configuration only and cannot be combined with disk devices attached to the same adapter.
Removable media is not supported in multi-initiator and high availability (dual storage IOA)
v Support for multi-initiator and high availability or single controller configurations
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether any prerequisites must be met for this feature and attaching
devices. To check for operating system and partition requirements, see one of the following links:
v The latest version of enabling libraries and utilities can be downloaded from Fix Central
v IBM Power Systems Prerequisites (https://www14.software.ibm.com/support/customercare/iprt/
v IBM SSIC (System Storage Interoperation Center)(http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/
v The latest version of the device driver or the IBM Power RAID adapter utilities (iprutils) can be
downloaded from the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/
v For more information on Linux support, see the Linux Alert website(www14.software.ibm.com/
PCIe3 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC EN0A; CCIN 577F)
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for the feature code (FC) EN0A
The PCIe3 16 Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter is an x8, generation 3, PCIe adapter. This adapter is a
high-performance 8x short form adapter also referred to as a PCIe Host Bus Adapter (HBA). The adapter
provides two ports of 16 Gb Fibre Channel capability using SR optics. Each port can provide up to 16 Gb
Fibre Channel functions simultaneously.
Each port provides single initiator capability over a fibre link or with NPIV, multiple initiator capability is
provided. The ports are SFP+ and include an optical SR transceiver. The ports have little connector-type
Managing PCIe adapters