Bummer. There are some situations where it would be nice if VIOS owned fiber adapters for tape and perhaps Ethernet adapters and did the virtualization for that but let IBM i virtualize internal disk, including the disk for VIOS itself.

Yes we do that already but to do so today requires additional hardware for the VIOS SAS card and drives.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 5/10/2014 9:56 AM, Sue Baker wrote:

DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on Sat, 10 May 2014
01:45:52 GMT:

Soooo can you load VIOS on top of an IBM i Host?

No, the other way around. VIOS does VSCSI or NPIV storage to an
IBM i which in turns hosts that for another IBM i.

VIOS cannot have any VIRTUAL resources assigned to it.

NPIV tape requires VIOS. IBM i does not do NPIV as that is
virtualizing an ADAPTER not a DEVICE.

IBM i can virtualize SAS attached tape devices to other IBM i
LPARs. (As can VIOS.)

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