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Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 10, 2017

More than 64 vfchosts needed

One of our biggest clients in Germany is extensively using NPIV technologies.
At the moment there is a limitation of 64 vfchosts in the VIOS using NPIV. My client needs more and therefore requires 128, better 256.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 17, 2019

    VIOS 3.1.1 supports greater than 64vfchosts for 32GB fibre channel adapters

  • Guest
    May 8, 2019

    256 vhosts planned for 2H19 releases; but only with 32Gb fibre channel adapter