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On a System p POWER6 system, what is an Integrated Virtual Adapter, IVA, and a Host Ethernet Adapter, HEA? Frequently Asked Question



Document Author:

Tenley Jackson


Document ID:

FQ119647


Doc. Organization:

Techline Americas


Document Revised:

06/02/2008


Product(s) covered:

pSeries







FAQ: On a System p 9117-MMA POWER6 system, what is an Integrated Virtual Ethernet, IVE, and a Host Ethernet Adapter, HEA?

Answer to this FAQ:

On a System p 9117-MMA POWER6 system, the Integrated Virtual Ethernet is an integrated resource that comes standard on each system and is virtualized. It can be shared by all partitions in the system without requiring Advanced Power Virtualization and without being made part of a Virtual I/O Server. It replaces the integrated dual ported ethernet that is standard on POWER5 servers.

On the 9117-MMA, there are three IVE options:
  • fc = 5636: two 1Gb ethernet ports with two serial ports
  • fc = 5637: two 10Gb ethernet ports with one serial port
  • fc = 5639: four 1Gb ethernet ports with one serial port
  • Each building block requires one of the 3 features above
  • Each building block can have a different IVA configured
  • IVE cannot be changed (MES'd) in the field


The Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA) is just another term that refers to the Integrated Virtual Adapter (IVE).



Classification:

Hardware

Category:

Planning and Design




Platform(s):

IBM System p Family



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Keywords:

p570, 9117-MMA, IVA, HEA, Integrated Virtual Adapter, Host Ethernet Adapter

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