Our AIX team wants to enable NPIV on both our Cisco MDS9513 directors to take advantage of there new VIOS servers. I couldn't find any documents relating to the minimum firware requirements on the switches that support NPIV. Does anyone know if there is a firmware minimum to support NPIV?
To enable NPIV issue these commands:
Final question there are a lot of post on NPV and NPIV, just so I'm clear you don't need NPV enabled to use NPIV?
Thanks for any assistance.
My aplogizes for high jacking this thread, but I have similiar question...
We are currently using 2 MDS 9124's for our core SAN switches (A and B path). We would like to utilize NPIV on our ESX hosts/VM's. From the reading I have done we should just be able to enable NPIV via Device Manager per each switch. I would just like to confirm that this will not have any impact on the switch, ie needing a reboot etc...
Thanks in advance,
I'm using MDS 9513 with OS Release 4.1(1b). I do not see the command to enable NPIV with this version. Is NPIV already enabled?
The command "show feature" is not valid on this release. I think that I will open a case with support and will post the solution once it is resolved.
I looked in the running config to see if npiv was enabled which it wasn't.
show running config | inc npiv
To enable npiv run "feature npiv" in config mode.
To disable npiv run "no feature npiv" in config mode.
I enabled npiv, and no impact to anything. Actually much smoother than I expected. Our AIX team is using the pvid feature and they are loving it.