<IBM i can virtualize SAS attached tape devices to other IBM i LPARs. (As can VIOS.)>
What are the IBM I virtualization options (host and/or guest) for fiber attached tape, 577D?
I'd like to do a test BRMS recovery to a guest LPAR.
The host currently does not have a 577D, but I could DLPAR from another if needed.
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sue Baker
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: Guest Partition OS Requirements on Power8
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.)
IBM Americas Advanced Technical Sales Support (ATS) Power Systems Rochester, MN
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