If only a VIO server could be a VSCSI client ... A vanilla installation of the VIO server is very easy - once you can get
the LPAR to access the installation files. But that's the part which can be unnecessarily cumbersome and time consuming. Sure, you can use a physical Virtual I/O server installation DVD, but
that means getting the DVD to a data centre - and probably you with it.
Now if you're in a lab setting, or have a data centre across the floor from where you sit, that may not be any issue at all. But
for many of us, getting into... [More]