I'm working on a scenario where a customer will be doing Direct Attach Storage to a UCS Pair of Fabric interconnects. He will also be needing to connect a FC-Based backup appliance to the FI's. As such we'll be running the FI's in FC Switch mode.
There is apparently a need that some VM's on the blades that will need to have virtual HBA's running in order to access their specific LUN's.
The question is if the Fabric interconnect (version 2.1(3b)) will support NPIV when running in FC switch mode. Neither the GUI or CLI Configuration guide mention this, and I don't have any FI to log into to verify.
Can anyone confirm this, either by pointing a URL where it may be specified or logging into a FI in FC Switch mode and doing:
or show run | inc feature
and verify if feature npiv is enabled or not?
Thanks a lot for your help