How to connect EMC CX array with RHEL on mainframe using ficon express8 adapter

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Mainframe with ficon express8 adapter

Issue

  • How to connect EMC CX array with RHEL on mainframe using ficon express8 adapter

Resolution

The following URL specifies that when FICON Express8 channels are  defined as native FICON or channel-to-channel (CTC) the following  operating system support is required on System z10:
Linux on System z distributions:

    * Novell SUSE SLES 9, SLES 10, and SLES 11
    * Red Hat RHEL 4 and RHEL 5

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/connectivity/products/fe4.html

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