I cannot seem to get my IBM i client partitions to recognize virtual media hosted from VIOS. I will briefly describe my configuration, please tell me if there is an obvious miss on my part. In addition, perhaps there are IBM i "gotchas" that I am unaware of?

Virtual Media Library created in VIOS server (can see from HMC gui and CLI)
Fresh I_BASE spin J downloaded and imported into the VMLibrary directory, named it V6LICj.iso (query from HMC GUI shows this V6LICj.iso file)
Virtual adapter #46 shared to all client partitions, client adapter #46 connecting to VIOS #46 (alternate restart device on this client partition)
Virtual file backed optical device created in VIOS that resolves to server adapter #46 (vDEV name is v_OPTVRT01)
Mounted the virtual volume V6LICj.iso to server adapter slot #46 (v_OPTVRT01).
VIOS CLI command "lsmap -all" clearly shows the file mounted to vhost2 (adapter #46) and the backing device is /var/vio/VMLibrary/V6LICj.iso

All that said, whenever I attempt a D-mode IPL it immediately bombs because the load source is not found. Ideas anyone? Thanks

Bradford Lovelady

Operating Systems Engineer
Technology Infrastructure Services

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