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On our P8 and our P9's we have two pairs of VIOS on each system. Each VIOS partition has 2 drives mirrored to each other in the system unit. So in the P8 partition VIOS31 has two drives in one mirrored pair and partition VIOS32 has two drives in another mirrored pair.
VIOS serves up ethernet and fiber channel.
IBM i disk is all in expansion units. It is all owned by a hosting partition of IBM i and is then guested out to other partitions of IBM i and AIX.
No plans on using external (SAN) disk for our Power systems.
We do not have VIOS serving up internal disk. "Way back" it was a performance killer for internal disk and we wiped the power system and started over. IDK if that is still a concern.

With the huge NVMe stuff available is there some way to carve out space for VIOS and IBM i on the same NVMe card? Or is there a better alternative?



Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 7310 Innovation Blvd, Suite 104
Ft. Wayne, IN 46818
Ship to: 7310 Innovation Blvd, Dock 9C
Ft. Wayne, IN 46818
http://www.dekko.com


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