Create host port

The create hostPort command creates a new host port identification on a host bus adapter (HBA).

Supported Arrays

This command applies to an individual DE2000H, DE4000H, DE4000F, DE6000H, or DE6000F storage array.


To execute this command on an storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.


The host port identification is a software value that represents the physical HBA host port to the controller. Without the correct host port identification, the controller cannot receive instructions or data from the host port.


create hostPort identifier=("wwID") 
[interfaceType=(FC | SAS)]


Parameter Description
identifier The 8-byte World Wide Identifier (WWID) or the 16-byte group identifier (GID) of the HBA or HCA host port. Enclose the WWID or the GID in double quotation marks (" ").
userLabel The name that you want to give to the new HBA host port. Enclose the host port label in double quotation marks (" ").
host The name of the host for which you are defining an HBA host port. Enclose the host name in double quotation marks (" ").

The identifier of the type of interface for the host port.

The choices for the types of host port interfaces are:

  • FC – Fibre Channel
  • SAS – Serial-Attached SCSI

An FC or a SAS selection requires an 8-byte WWID.

If you do not specify the type of interface, FC is used as the default interface for the host port.


An HBA host port is a physical connection on a host bus adapter that resides in a host computer. An HBA host port provides host access to the volumes in a storage array. If the HBA has only one physical connection (one host port), the terms host port and host bus adapter are synonymous.

You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the names. Names can have a maximum of 30 characters.