An IBM i customer decided to take advantage of the performance of flash-based storage and is implementing an IBM FlashSystem V9000. The customer plans to move all data to the V9000 with native IBM i attachment. Which connection protocol is required for this environment?
C. 10 Gb FCoE
IBM FlashSystem V9000 can be attached to IBM i in the following ways:
* Native connection without using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)
Native connection with SAN switches can be done with these adapters:
4 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) adapters, feature number 5774 or 5276
8 Gb FC adapters, feature number 5735 or 5273
16 Gb FC adapters, feature number EN0A or EN0B
Direct native connection without SAN switches can be done with these adapters:
4 Gb FC adapters in IBM i connectedto 8 Gb adapters in IBM FlashSystem V9000
16 Gb adapters in IBM i connected to 16 Gb adapters in IBM FlashSystem V9000
* Connection with VIOS in N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) mode
There are rules for mapping server virtual FC adapters to the ports in VIOS when implementing IBM i in VIOS NPIV connection.
* Connection with VIOS in virtual SCSI (VSCSI) mode