It Depends. :-)
Disclaimer: I have not worked with this... Yet.
This suppport definitely will allow IBM i partitions to happily connect
to the V7000 and V3700 both directly and with NPIV, VIOS not required.
From research so far I don't believe it will do is actually replace
VIOS as a HOST Partition. Nothing I can find so far indicates it will
behave like VIOS and simply pass along disk I/O requests from Client to
SAN. Neither can I find any reference to allowing redundant host
partitions with IBM i as the host. (Outside of Native mirroring at the
Client level which doubles the total disk required.)
- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
On 7/23/2013 2:05 PM, Jerry Draper wrote:
Anyone worked with the "new" V3700 fibre attach "native" DASD?
This seems to be an alternative to VIOS.