Since the only part of the virtualization scenario that Larry suggests is
that IBM i cannot do NPIV, would it not make sense to put in a requirement
that IBM i do NPIV ( or at least virtualize the adapter as opposed to just
the device ) as far as Tape goes? It already does disk and Ethernet very

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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What you're describing now is exactly what we are doing on our latest setup.
VIOS virturalizes the ethernet and tape to each lpar.
An IBM i host virtualizes all the disk.

Rob Berendt

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