v3700 v2 Direct Attach Compatibility Issue IBM Power7

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FixIT: v3700 v2 Direct Attach Compatibility Issue with IBM Power7

Here at CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When any IT maintenance issue arises in your data center, we are here to help. If there is an error code you can't fix, let us assist you in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we're focusing on the v3700 v2 Direct Attach Compatibility Issue with IBM Power7 running AIX. This issue occurs when the end user would like to directly attach 8Gb Fiber Channel FC 5735 on Power7 machine to 16Gb internal Fiber Channel adapters on v3700 v2 controller. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to direct attach to the controller as-is. The Problem with the Configuration? The 8Gb Fiber Channel card FC 5735 does not support direct attach whatsoever, even though it seems that, logically, it should work. So, How Do You [...]