To configure the operating mode for the switch, use the following steps:
NOTE: The switch must be offline before you change operating modes.
1. If the switch is not offline:
a. Select Set Online State from the Maintenance menu on the menu bar.
The Set Online State dialog box displays as shown in
Figure 3–2: Set Online State dialog box (Currently Online)
b. Click Set Offline to set the switch offline as shown in
2. Select Operating Mode from the Configuration menu on the menu bar.
The Configure Operating Mode dialog box displays.
Figure 3–3: Configure Operating Mode dialog box
3. Select either Open Systems or S/390.
S/390 mode: If the FICON Management Server feature is enabled, the default
mode is S/390. You cannot change to Open Systems mode with the FICON
Management Server feature enabled.
Open Systems Mode: Select an appropriate interoperability mode from the
Interop Mode drop-down list.
— Open Fabric 1.0 - Default. Select this mode if the fabric contains only
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fabric compliant switches. Select this mode for managing heterogeneous
fabrics. We recommend using this mode.
Configuring the Switch