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SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic Can you SAN boot the VIOS and use the same HBA for NPIV?

‏2012-10-18T14:40:56Z |
Hello,

I have a PS700 blade running dual VIO servers (v2.2.1.4).

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?

Thanks.
Updated on 2012-10-19T12:07:45Z at 2012-10-19T12:07:45Z by SystemAdmin
  • unixgrl
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    Re: Can you SAN boot the VIOS and use the same HBA for NPIV?

    ‏2012-10-18T15:47:07Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    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.
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: Can you SAN boot the VIOS and use the same HBA for NPIV?

      ‏2012-10-19T12:07:45Z  in response to unixgrl
      Thanks unixgrl!
      Tried this and got a FC error in the error-log (must have missed the boot msg).
      Raised it with IBM support.
      :)