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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-03-04T14:15:41Z by seroyer
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Pinned topic Do you have to use HMC to use

‏2013-03-03T09:53:24Z |

Is it must to use HMC for N_Port ID Virtualization(NPIV) is a standardized method for virtualizing a physical fibre channel port. An NPIV-capable fibre channel HBA can have multiple N_Ports, each with a unique identity. NPIV coupled with the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) adapter sharing capabilities allow a physical fibre channel HBA to be shared across multiple guest operating systems. The PowerVM implementation of NPIV enables POWER logical partitions (LPARs) to have virtual fibre channel HBAs, each with a dedicated world wide port name (WWPN). Each virtual fibre channel HBA has a unique SAN identity similar to that of a dedicated physical HBA.

is only IVM enough or must have HMC for this feature ?
Updated on 2013-03-04T14:15:41Z at 2013-03-04T14:15:41Z by seroyer
  • seroyer
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    Re: Do you have to use HMC to use

    IVM supports NPIV. If you only have PowerVM Express edition, then it follows the same rules as virtual SCSI: only up to 2 virtual clients. If you have Standard or Enterprise, there are no limitations to the number of NPIV clients.