Pinned topic Manual fiber channel failover
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Aside from pulling the fiber cable or shutting down the vio server, is there a way to manually fail over the active fiber channel path from one vio server to the other?
Updated on 2012-08-24T13:59:48Z at 2012-08-24T13:59:48Z by ynhh.aixtech
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Re: Manual fiber channel failover2012-08-23T18:29:11ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.There should be a way to disable an entire path via your multipathing software. For example, with powerpath you could disable one entire HBA which should then cause the client LPARs to start using the path from the other VIO server.
In powerpath you'd try "powermt disable hba=0" to shutdown the first adapter. MPIO has similar functionality.
Re: Manual fiber channel failover2012-08-23T18:38:53ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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We have 2 vio servers with 1 fc on each going to an SVC and then to an XIV. We are supporting multiple clients via npiv. We used to use vscsi and then it was just a matter of changing the priority of the path on the client.
I've scoured the net to no avail...
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