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Re: [Xen-users] Probably very very stupid question regarding passthrough

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Probably very very stupid question regarding passthrough....
From: "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:03:22 -0600
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On Sun, 2011-04-10 at 19:46 +0200, Enrico Valsecchi wrote:
> Gyu,
> many thanks for answer!
> Yes, xenNPIV are solution of my problem.
> Now, I have read and search with google additional
> info, but I don't have found documentation that 
> explain how I can implement it on my systems...
> :-(
> I have install and configured my computer with
> a Debian Squeeze with Xen 4.0.1, but into xm command
> I don't have any info in order how I can configure
> npiv.
> How I can find a tutorial or howto?
> Many thanks,
> Enrico

I find Novell's page to be the most straight-forward on getting it


I do use SLES, but you should be able to apply the same logic to any
Linux-based dom0 that supports NPIV.

Also, note, as I mentioned in my reply with NPIV, your FC switches must
have NPIV support enabled (my Cisco MDS switches required issuing a
command to enable NPIV), and, if your SAN is a multi-head (Active/Active
or Active/Standby) controller configuration, you need to make sure that
it supports migrating the target WWNs between controllers, else you'll
lose connectivity to your volumes when one of your controllers goes


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