I have a PS700 blade running dual VIO servers (v126.96.36.199).
VIOS-01 is on the internal disks.
VIOS-02 is booting from SAN.
When I run 'lsnports' on VIOS-02, it only shows one adapter capable of NPIV when it should show two.
I presume that this is because I had to zone the SAN disk to the real (as opposed to virtual) WWN of one of the cards to get the OS install going.
I'm fairly confident that it's possible to do both, because of this IBM FAQ (Question 6).
My problem is that it doesn't actually tell me what to do next...
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Pinned topic Can you SAN boot the VIOS and use the same HBA for NPIV?
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Updated on 2012-10-19T12:07:45Z at 2012-10-19T12:07:45Z by SystemAdmin
unixgrl 1000000JVV25 Posts
Re: Can you SAN boot the VIOS and use the same HBA for NPIV?2012-10-18T15:47:07ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Can you rmdev the port and pull it back in? We've had a lot of lsnport issues resolved this way. Are you sure NPIV is enabled on that connection?
On our systems, lsnports shows NPIV enabled even on the HBAs that are only doing vSCSI - it is the way our SAN infrastructure is setup.
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Re: Can you SAN boot the VIOS and use the same HBA for NPIV?2012-10-19T12:07:45ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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Tried this and got a FC error in the error-log (must have missed the boot msg).
Raised it with IBM support.