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IBM VIOS datasheet

IBM VIOS datasheet

Storage solutions

Updated 13 October 2016

The storage solutions listed below are those solutions that were tested for VIOS attachment. Refer to each individual client operating system (AIX, Linux, and IBM i operating system) regarding storage attachment claims when that OS is the client of the VIOS.

Supported storage subsystems

Specific models of the IBM Storage Solutions

IBM XIV Storage System

2105 Enterprise Storage Server (models 800, 750, Fxx)

IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System

IBM System Storage DS8700 (941, 94E) IBM System Storage DS8800 (951, 95E) 2107 Model 921 IBM System Storage DS8100
2107 Model 922 IBM System Storage DS8300
2107 Model 9A2 IBM System Storage DS8300
2107 Model 92E IBM System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit
2107 Model 9AE IBM System Storage DS8000 Expansion Unit

1750 Model 511 IBM System Storage DS6800
1750 Model EX1 IBM System Storage DS6000 Expansion Unit

IBM System Storage DS5020 Express
IBM System Storage DS5100
IBM System Storage DS5300

IBM System Storage DS4800
IBM System Storage DS4700
IBM TotalStorage DS4500 (FAStT900)
IBM TotalStorage DS4400 (FAStT700)
IBM TotalStorage DS4300 (FAStT600)
IBM System Storage DS4200
IBM TotalStorage DS4100 (FAStT100)
FAStT200 Storage Server
FAStT500 Storage Server

IBM System Storage DS3950 Express
IBM System Storage DS3500 Express
IBM System Storage DS3400

IBM System Storage N3700, N5000 and N7000 (Fibre Channel and iSCSI attach)

IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller

Under-the-cover IBM parallel SCSI devices

Note: Contact your storage vendor for model details.

Other storage subsystems

The Virtual I/O Server has been tested on selected configurations, which include specific models from the following disk subsystems suppliers:

EMC
HDS
HP
NetApp

Contact your storage vendor for model details.

Client operating system information

IBM Virtual I/O Server can provide virtual I/O resources to client partitions for the following operating systems.

See attachment claims made by each client operating system: AIX and Linux

SAN switches

Contact your storage vendor for make and model information.

Multipathing/failover software support on the VIOS

Supported on the IBM Virtual I/O Server:

MPIO (AIX PCM)
Subsystem Device Driver (SDD)
Subsystem Device Driver Path Controller Module (SDDPCM)
RDAC
PowerPath (EMC)
HDLM (HDS)
VERITAS Dynamic Multi-pathing (DMP) 5.1 SP1 (Symantec)

Notes :

Contact your storage vendor for details regarding multipathing software (such as versions, upgrade procedures, and so on).

VIOS support for direct attached storage and removeable media devices

IBM Virtual I/O Server can provide virtual I/O disk resource for any direct attached disk or SSD in a Power Systems DASD bay or disk expansion drawer.

Additionally, the following class of removable media devices, typically found either in a Power Systems media bay or media expansion drawer, can be virtualized through the VIOS:

SATA DVD
USB DVD
SAS Tape
USB Tape
USB Removeable Disk Storage (RDX)

VIOS supported I/O feature codes on Power Systems
LAN IBM System i IBM Power Systems/ System p
PCIe3 4-port 10 GbE SR Adapter EN15
EN16
EN15
EN16
PCIe3 4-port 10 GbE SFP+ Copper Adapter EN17
EN18
EN17
EN18
PCIe3 2-Port 10 GbE NIC and RoCE SR Adapter EC2M
EC2N
EL40
EC2M
EC2N
EL40
PCIe3 2-port 10 GbE NIC and RoCE SFP+ Copper Adapter EC37
EC38
EC3X
EC37
EC38
EC3X
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter EN0S
EN0T
EN0S
EN0T
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Coper SFP+RJ45 Adapter EN0U
EN0V
EN0U
EN0V
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter EN0W
EN0X
EL3Z
EN0W
EN0X
EL3Z
PCIe3 2-port 40GbE NIC RoCE QSFP+ Adapter EC3A
EC3B
EC3A
EC3B
PCIe 2-port 10GbE SX Adapter 5274 5274
PCIe 10GbE SR 1-port Adapter 5275 5275
PCIe 2-port 1GbE TX Adapter 5281 5281
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter (NIC Only) EC27
EC28
EC29
EC30
EC27
EC28
EC29
EC30
EL2Z
EL27
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE Adapter 5284
5287
5286
5284
5287
5286
EL2P
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter 5260
5899
5260
5899
PCIe2 2x10Gb FCoE 2x1GbE SFP+ Adapter EN0H
EN0J
EN0H
EN0J
PCI 1Gbps Ethernet IOA 0620 5700
1978
PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP IOA 0621 5701
1979
PCI 10/100Mbps Ethernet w/ IPSec 4962 4962
PCI 10/100Mbps Ethernet UTP 4-port 0637 4961
PCI 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet UTP 2-port 5706 5706
1983
PCI-X 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet UTP 2-port   1990
PCI 1Gbps Ethernet Fiber 2-port 5707 5707
1984
PCI-X 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet 4-port 5740 5740
1954
PCI 10Gbps Ethernet Fiber 5718 5718
1981
PCI 10Gbps Ethernet Fiber 5719 5719
1982
PCI-xddr 10Gbps Ethernet Fiber 5721 5721
PCI-xddr 10Gbps Ethernet Fiber 5722 5722
PCI-E4x 1 Gb Ethernet Copper 2 port 5767 5767
PCI-E4x 1 Gb Ethernet Fiber 2 port 5768 5768
Integrated, 2X- 1Gb Virtual Ethernet, I/O ports 5636 5636
Integrated, 2X- 10Gb (SR) Virtual Ethernet, I/O ports 5637 5637
Integrated, 4X- 1Gb Virtual Ethernet, I/O ports 5639 5639
Integrated Multi-Function Card EN10
EN11
EN10
EN11
Dual Port (SR) Integrated Virtual Ethernet 10Gb Daughter Card 5613 5613
Dual Port 1Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet Daughter Card 5623 5623
2-Port 10Gb Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FC0E) or Converged Network Adapter EN22 EN22
4-Port 1Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet Daughter Card 5624 5624
4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI Express Adapter 5717
5271
5717
5271
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter 5772 5772
Storage controllers IBM System i IBM Power Systems/ System p
PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID + SAS Adapter Quad-port 6 Gb x8 EJ14 EJ14
PCIe2 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter EN0F
EN0G
EN0F
EN0G
PCIe2 1.8Gb Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb 5913
ESA3
5913
ESA3
PCIe3 12Gb Cache RAID SAS quad-port 6Gb Adapter EJ0L EJ0L
PCIe3 RAID SAS quad-port 6Gb Adapter EJ0J
EJ0M
EJ0J
EJ0M
EL3B
PCIe3 SAS Tape Adapter quad-port 6Gb x8 EJ0X EJ0X
EL60
PCIe3 4 x8 SAS Port Adapter EJ10
EJ11
EJ10
EJ11
PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb FCoE and 1GbE) Copper and RJ45 Adapter EN0K
EN0L
EN0K
EN0L
EL3C
PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb FCoE and 1GbE) LR and RJ45 Adapter EN0M
EN0N
EN0M
EN0N
PCIe LP 2-x4-Port SAS Adapter 3Gb   EL10
PCIe2 LP 4-Port (10Gb FCoE & 1GbE) SRIOV SR&RJ45   EL38
PCIe2 4-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter 5729 5729
PCIe2 LP 4-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter EN0Y EN0Y
PCIe2 16Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter EN0A
EN0B
EN0A
EN0B
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb ESA1
ESA2
ESA1
ESA2
PCIe Dual-x4 SAS Adapter 5901 5901
PCIe 380MB Cache Dual - x4 3Gb SAS RAID Adapter 5903
5805
5903
5805
10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI Express Adapter 5769
5732
5769
5732
PCI-X DDR 1.5GB Cache SAS RAID Adapter 5904
5906
5908
5904
5906
5908
69GB 3.5" SAS Solid State Drive 3587 3586
69GB SFF SAS Solid State Drive 1909 1890
PCI 2Gb Fibre Channel 0611 6228
PCI-X DDR Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter 0647 5736
1912
PCI-X DDR Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID Adapter 0648 5737
1913
Dual Channel SCSI RAID Enablement Card 5709
5726
5727
5728
9509
9510
5709
5726
5727
5728
1907
1908
1976
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer 5888
EDR1
5888
EDR1
PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID Adapter 0628 5703
5711
1975
PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter 0624 5710
5712
1974
2Gb Fibre Channel PCI-X Adapter 0625
0646
6239
5716
1977
2Gb Fibre Channel PCI-X Adapter (Low Profile)   1957
PCI Universal Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter 6204 6204
PCI 160MB U3 SCSI LVD 6203 6203
PCI 160MB U3 SCSI LVD RAID 4-port 0642 2498
PCI 1Gb iSCSI TOE (copper) 5713
0630
5713
1986
PCI 1Gb iSCSI TOE (fiber) 5714
0631
5714
1987
4Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter 5758
0629
5758
1905
4Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter 5759 5759
1910
4 Gigabit PCI Express Single Port Fibre Channel Adapter 5773 5773
4 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter 5774
5276
5774
5276
EL09
8 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter 5735
5273
5735
5273
EL2N
2-port 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter EN23 EN23
PCI-X DDR Dual -x4 SAS Adapter 5900 5900
PCI-X DDR Dual - x4 3Gb SAS RAID Adapter 5902 5902
Alternate SAS controller for 3 of 6 internal SAS Disk Slots 5909 5909
PCI-X DDR Dual - x4 SAS Adapter 5912 5912
10 Gb FCoE PCIe Dual Port Adapter 5708
5270
5708
5270
PCIe RAID & SAS Adapter 2053
2054
2055
2053
2054
2055
VIOS supported I/O feature codes on POWER Blades
4 Port GbE CFFh Blade Expansion Card 8291
2 Port 1xE GbE Blade Expansion Card 8243
Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) 8240
QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) 8242
3 Gb SAS Passthrough Expansion Card (CIOv) 8246
QLogic 4 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) 8241
Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter 8249
Qlogic Ethernet & 4Gb Fibre Channel Exp Card (CFFh) for BladeCenter 8252
Emulex 4Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter 8251
QLogic 4Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter 8248
Qlogic ISCSI TOE Expansion Card 8238
SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter 8250
QLogic 8 GB Fibre Channel Expansion Card (Ethernet & FC)
QLogic 1 GB Fibre Channel Expansion Card (Ethernet & FC)
8271
QLogic 2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh) 8275
VIOS supported I/O feature codes on IBM Flex Systems POWER Compute Nodes
IBM Flex System 8-port 10Gb Converged Adapter EC24
IBM Flex System 4-port 16Gb FC Adapter EC2E
IBM Flex System 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter EC23
IBM Flex System Dual VIOS Adapter EC2F
IBM Flex System 4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter 1762
IBM Flex System 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 1764
IBM Flex System 4-port 1Gb Ethernet Adapter 1763
IBM Flex System 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adapter (NIC only) EC26

Document information

More support for: IBM WPAR Manager

Operating system(s): workload partition manager;aix

Reference #: vios-7d44a7c7

Modified date: 27 September 2018