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XP1024 host mode for VMWare ESX 2.5.1??

cyeung
Occasional Contributor

XP1024 host mode for VMWare ESX 2.5.1??

My coworker show me a article from vmware site. XP1024 which is OEM from Hitachi Lighting series and if it is set up to ESX 2.5.1, it hould set the host mode to "Netware". Is it true?
Thanks
Charles
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C. Beerse_1
Regular Advisor

Re: XP1024 host mode for VMWare ESX 2.5.1??

IN the esx san guide (from VMWare website: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_SAN_guide.pdf) I read:
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For HP XP storage array microcode levels and specific guest operating system, HBA, and
switched fabric configurations, please contact your HP support representative.
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So yes, there is an issue. Best peek into the VMWare knowledgebase for details.
make everything as simple as possible, not simpler (A.Einstein??)
Bill Rothanburg
Trusted Contributor

Re: XP1024 host mode for VMWare ESX 2.5.1??

We've been using mode 0C (Windows) without incident. Of course, this does not indicate that it is correct.

ESX does recognize the multiple paths and fails over when necessary.

Keep in mind that ESX does not load balance, so you should alternate prefered paths on a per lun basis from ESX.