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Re: Guest Partition OS Requirements on Power8


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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