Configuring and Troubleshooting N-Port ID Virtualization

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October 08, 2012

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N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) is an ANSI T11 standard that describes how a single Fibre Channel HBA port can register with the fabric using several worldwide port names (WWPNs). This technical note provides additional details about certain specific NPIV configurations and information on diagnostic techniques that might be helpful as you configure NPIV. It also includes information to help you understand error messages that might appear as you are working with NPIV in a vSphere environment.