VCP – Data Center Virtualization – Question 25

Exam 2V0-622 : VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization

Which two items are required to enable NPIV in a virtual machine? (Choose two.)

A. use of physical RDMs
B. physical HBA support
C. use of virtual disks
D. hardware version 11 or higher

Correct Answer: AB

Explanation:
NPIV support is subject to the following limitations:

NPIV must be enabled on the SAN switch. Contact the switch vendor for information about enabling NPIV on their devices.

NPIV is supported only for virtual machines with RDM disks. Virtual machines with regular virtual disks continue to use the WWNs of the host’s physical HBAs.

The physical HBAs on the ESXi host must have access to a LUN using its WWNs in order for any virtual machines on that host to have access to that LUN using their NPIV WWNs.

Ensure that access is provided to both the host and the virtual machines.

The physical HBAs on the ESXi host must support NPIV. If the physical HBAs do not support NPIV, the virtual machines running on that host will fall back to using the WWNs of the host’s physical HBAs for LUN access.

Each virtual machine can have up to 4 virtual ports. NPIV-enabled virtual machines are assigned exactly 4 NPIV-related WWNs, which are used to communicate with physical HBAs through virtual ports. Therefore, virtual machines can utilize up to 4 physical HBAs for NPIV purposes