Are you trying to use VIOS with NPIV? That requires a switch, but I can't think of a reason you need the switch other than internal standards. My 8202-E4C is direct connected to the fibre tape library (3583 in this case) on an 8Gb (formerly a 4GB) card and it works fine. Next I install the fibre switch and NPIV works.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 10/30/2012 12:41 PM, DrFranken wrote:
OK A question is why can't you connect the TS3100 direct to the 5774?
That's a completely legal configuration from a technical and operational
standpoint. If that's a rule in your shop then that's different but a
direct link from the 5774 to the TS311*IS* legal and it works.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 10/30/2012 1:23 PM, Graap, Kenneth wrote:
> V7R1 TR5 ... The fibre card interface in the tape drive, showed the following status changes in this order:
> 1.) Negotiating
> 2.) No light detected
> 3.) Logged out
> I have no way to bypass the fibre switch with the system I'm attempting to connect to. The interface cards in the Power7 can't directly connect to the TS3100, they have to connect via a fibre switch.
> Reply or Forwarded mail from: Kenneth E Graap

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