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EVA 4000 with Windows 2003 - Securepath required or not?

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EVA 4000 with Windows 2003 - Securepath required or not?

Hi,

in a current project we have to integrate 2 EVA 4000 units in a clustered environment.

I've heard that Securepath is not required with EVA 4000. HP's Securepath Website says also it's not supported.

Can somebody confirm?

How is Multipath I/O handled with EVA 4000? Is there any additional infoamtion on that?

Kind regards

Benedikt
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: EVA 4000 with Windows 2003 - Securepath required or not?

Secure Path does not know the EVA4000/6000/8000, even if you installed it, it would not work.

Multipathing is now done by using Windows' MPIO framework. There is a DSM (device specific module) and a menagement interface for download:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=421492&taskId=135
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Re: EVA 4000 with Windows 2003 - Securepath required or not?

For the EVA4/6/8k's and EVA3/5k's with 4.x firmware (active/active arrays) you will need the "Full Featured" Device Specific Module (DSM), this will handle load balancing as well as multiple path failover.

For the 3/5k's still on the 3.x branch (active/passive arrays) you will need the "Basic" DSM.

Re: EVA 4000 with Windows 2003 - Securepath required or not?

Got my Information!