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Re: Virtualizing FC5899 at Port Level with VIOS?



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Thanks For Your Expert advice as always


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

5899 is Ethernet so Roberto might have been in the sun a little too long
today. :-) Ethernet doesn't do NPIV.

Actually with this card even IBM i can virtualize this to other partitions
on a per port basis if you think about it. Each port could be assigned to a
Bridge. Each bridge is then assigned to a different VLAN inside your
Server. Each different Partition then is placed on the appropriate VLAN.

Of course it's frequently not required to give each partition a private
port, they can happily share but if you need it, there you go.

New cards are available for high end servers that do SR-IOV and that's
coming to the Scale Out Servers eventually (SOD no date given.)

Also technically this is EXACTLY what VIOS does as well, bridging!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
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On 6/19/2014 11:50 AM, Kirk Goins wrote:

On the smaller Power8s ( S814 ) I want to remember the following

A. Hosting i on i I I need to assign a whole card to guest i partition
B. Using VIOS I can virtualize a port. ie 4 ports could all be assigned
to
different partitions
C. Using VIOS I could virtualize a single port to support multiple
partitions.

Am I remembering correctly?

Sure miss a live person on the phone at partnerline for a quick answer or
2

Thanks

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