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Yes, you will need a fiber channel host bus adapter (HBA) in the PC. Install the HBA in the PC and connect it to your fabric, and then zone it the same as you would zone a server. If you don't have a fiber channel fabric, it might work if you connect the HBA directly to the tape drive, but you definitely will need a HBA.
Are you over thinking this? Have you checked the source and target media's file systems for 1: errors and 2: suitability of file system format?
Have you confirmed the integrity of the source files?
Questions like this can seem simplistic but when diagnosing any problem always start at the beginning.
You are using an distro installer that is suitable for an IBM p655's architecture.
You apparently don't have downloaded all drivers and software needed.
I'd go to:
Install the software in the following sequence:
1. Download and install Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation software 4.2 packages and
See Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Software 4.2 Installation Guide, 817-1244.
2. Download and install the appropriate JNI 2 Gb PCI Single and Dual Port HBAs
packages and patches.
See JNI 2 Gb PCI Single and Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters Release Notes,