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hpux etc storage connection primary path & alternate path description

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hpux etc storage connection primary path & alternate path description

hi
Multipath Pri&alt path Question??

example storage disk total 100ea..

how to storage configure?

pri?
alt?

Detail description pls~~!
3 REPLIES
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: hpux etc storage connection primary path & alternate path description

hi
your question is not really clear, please Elaborate more,
what do you require, do you configured LUN in hpux system through SAN?

if you will do mirroring you should have primary and alternet path to boot your system,
i list out for your reference here on of my server mirrored path, hope this will help, thanks,

lvlnboot -v
Boot Definitions for Volume Group /dev/vg00:
Physical Volumes belonging in Root Volume Group:
/dev/dsk/c1t0d0 (0/0/1/1.0.0) -- Boot Disk
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0 (0/0/2/0.0.0) -- Boot Disk
Boot: lvol1 on: /dev/dsk/c1t0d0
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0
Root: lvol3 on: /dev/dsk/c1t0d0
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0
Swap: lvol2 on: /dev/dsk/c1t0d0
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0
Dump: lvol2 on: /dev/dsk/c1t0d0, 0
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: hpux etc storage connection primary path & alternate path description

Hi,

if you mean, ho to make multipath on the storage without "multipath SW", the answer is use PV links.

mikap
Albert Smith_1
Regular Advisor

Re: hpux etc storage connection primary path & alternate path description

Which Storage Array are you using?

Any EMC array you will need PowerPath for Linux/HP-UX and for windows MPIO

HP I belive it's securepath
Netapp - not sure
Falconstor - dynapath

Each one of the products will give you Path Failover and can also be cross configured to give you load balancing.

If you want just Failover and that's it, then I would just use PVLINKS or if your Veritas, dpdm is what is used there (I don't think any other path failover is supported then that with veritas).

For each vendor I would check their respective manuals

emc = powerlink.emc.com
hp = docs.hp.com
netapp = now.netapp.com
falconstor = www.falconstor.com