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3Par MPIO Driver for Windows 2003

 
David_Hickok
Occasional Advisor

3Par MPIO Driver for Windows 2003

Here's my situation.  I have a Windows 2003 Server that's currently connected to an EVA array and is using the "HP MPIO DSM Manager."  I've presented a new 3Par disk to the server but it appears as eight separate devices (one/path) rather than one.  I attempted to install the 3Par MPIO driver (1.0.23_780-200072) driver but it fails pretty quickly.  I'm hestitant to uinstall remove the existing DSM manager, fearing what will happen to the EVA disk.  I've restarted and reviewed the pre-reqs but don't see anything obvious.  I've attached a screenshot of the error.

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4 REPLIES
giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: 3Par MPIO Driver for Windows 2003

Hi

I think you should disconect all drives from your server.

then un-install EVA MPIO after reboot install 3PAR MPIO reboot

and then install EVA MPIO.  reboot.

now you can reconnect all drives.

Regards

 

Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: 3Par MPIO Driver for Windows 2003

You have no Need to Install the 3PAR MPIO Driver. Simply use the default MS MPIO and ad 3PARdataVV in the Device ID Field.

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That was not planned in this way.
David_Hickok
Occasional Advisor

Re: 3Par MPIO Driver for Windows 2003

That's what I thinking but couldn't find a place to enter it.  I ended up just P2V'ing the box.

Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: 3Par MPIO Driver for Windows 2003

MPIO Admin > MPIO Devices > Add > Add MPIO Support > Device ID > 3PARdataVV or mpclaim -r -I -d "3PARdataVV", but this makes a immediate reboot

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That was not planned in this way.