Migrating to NPIV
Posted on 2011-09-23
We currently have dual VIO servers running on a power6 machine, they are presenting LUNs from a DS4800 to the clients via pass-thru.
We are due to migrate to EMC VNX storage, Ideally, as part of this migration I would like to migrate to NPIV to ease the cloning methods that we will use in the future.
I would like maintain the current redundancy throughout the transition / migration period.
As we don't have additional adapters or environments to test / replicate, my question is
With fibre channel cards already in use can I create the virtual fibre adapter from my exisiting adapters and sort of implement a mixed npiv / non npiv config?
Apologies if this documented somewhere but I ahve only found information relating to inital setup.