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
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.)