Display Detailed Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Information

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use Storage Explorer to see detailed information about the Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) on your server, or on other servers in your storage area network (SAN).

The information that is displayed includes:

  • The name of the server where the HBA is installed

  • The HBA port World Wide Name (WWN)

  • The HBA node WWN

  • The firmware version

  • The fabric name

  • The manufacturer of the HBA

  • The serial number of the HBA

  • The hardware, driver, and read-only memory (ROM) versions

  • The product and vendor identification codes

  • HBA port statistics—such as frames and words transmitted and received, synchronization and signal loss counts, and link failures count

  • The zones the HBA belongs to

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To display detailed HBA information

  1. In Servers, click the HBA that you want to display information for.

  2. The results pane will display some of the HBA information. To see more detailed information, in the Actions pane, click Properties.

Additional considerations

  • The information that is visible using Storage Explorer depends on the hardware manufacturer of the HBA. Storage Explorer may not be able to display all the information for some HBAs.

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