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HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

Ingibjörg Ingadóttir
Occasional Contributor

HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

Hi,

I have few HP-UX 11i v2 machines around that are connected to a HP EVA5000.

The HP-UX machines have multiple paths to the EVA and are running HP SecurePath for multipathing.

I would like to connect the same HP-UX machines to a IBM SAN box, but for it to work i would need to install the IBM SDD multipath driver.

So, the question is: Has anyone installed multiple multipath drivers onto a HP-UX system, and would it be supported?

Bgrds,
Finnur
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

Shalom,

I read elsewhere on ITRC (yesterday) that this functionality is definitely built into HP-UX 11.31.

So this feature would work with those systems connected to your IBM SAN box.

11.23, I have not seen that this is implemented, I believe you would need drivers from IBM to take advantage of this functionality.

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Ingibjörg Ingadóttir
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

Hi,

Yea, the question was:

Would it be possible to have SecurePath & IBM SDD installed at the same time.

Bgrds,
Finnur
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

Which IBM disk array are you using?
Ingibjörg Ingadóttir
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

Hi,

We are using the IBM San Volume Controller (IBM SVC 2145).

Bgrds,
Finnur
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11i V2 - Installing IBM SDD along with HP SecurePath?

In our SAN connectivity efforts with HP XP-xxxx and EMC arrays in our storage network, we came to realize that securepath is not a happy camper when it comes to sharing its paths with any other mutipathing software. Therefore we removed or are removing securepath and replacing it with EMC's powerpath, which seems to be doing a better job than its predecessor with both EMC and HP arrays.

As you can guess, we do not have any IBM in our SAN mix, so I can not speak for it authoritatively but what I heard from my SAN admins, powerpath is capable of handling any modern SAN infrastructure thrown at it.

Hope this helps.
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