This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how you can connect the IBM XIV® Storage System server to the IBM i operating system through the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). A connection through the VIOS is especially of interest to IT centers that have many small IBM i partitions. When using the VIOS, the Fibre Channel host adapters can be installed in the VIOS and shared by many IBM i clients by using virtual connectivity to the VIOS.
This paper also includes guidance for sizing XIV logical unit numbers (LUNs) when attached to the IBM i client.
Chapter 1. Overview of the Virtual I/O Server with IBM i
Chapter 2. Planning for the IBM XIV Storage System server with IBM i
Chapter 3. Implementing the IBM XIV Storage System server with IBM i
Chapter 4. Performance considerations for IBM i with the IBM XIV Storage System