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VMware Fault Tolerance, NPIV and Virtual Connect

Simon_Geary
Advisor

VMware Fault Tolerance, NPIV and Virtual Connect

I see that the new VMware Fault Tolerance feature in vSphere 4 does not work with NPIV, but the FC Virtual Connect modules use NPIV.

Does this mean that Fault Tolerance cannot be used with Virtual Connect FC? I am not sure if the NPIV restriction applies only when used directly on a virtual machine HBA or not?

Am I right in thinking that the Virtual Connect module hides the fact that NPIV is in use from the virtual machine?
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JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: VMware Fault Tolerance, NPIV and Virtual Connect

I am pretty sure, that they mean the NPIV inside ESX not the VC NPIV
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Adrian Clint
Honored Contributor

Re: VMware Fault Tolerance, NPIV and Virtual Connect

So am I.
If you have the FC modules with p/n ending in -B21 you cant do the feature mentioned anyway.