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EVA3K VCS 3.x to 4.x Upgrade - Windows Clients

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S Lam
Occasional Advisor

EVA3K VCS 3.x to 4.x Upgrade - Windows Clients

We will upgrade our EVA3000 from VCX 3.010 to VCS 4.10. We have Windows 2003 64-bit client running Basic MPIO v1.02 which has to be migrated to Full Featured MPIO v3.02. My questions:

1. Do we uninstall Basic MPIO first and then install FF MPIO? Or do we simply install FF MPIO "on top"?

2. Can we migrate to FF MPIO before the VCS upgrade? The FF MPIO documentation does not mention it supports VCS 3.x.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA3K VCS 3.x to 4.x Upgrade - Windows Clients

The FF MPIO will not uninstall/replace the basic MPIO. I'm not sure if v1.02 offers co-existence support with the FF MPIO, but why not unpresent the virtual disks before you start the migration?
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA3K VCS 3.x to 4.x Upgrade - Windows Clients

this could help you:

vcs 4.100 upgrade

san design guide page 219

1.MPIO basic sees only A/P EVA controllers (till 3.110), MPIO FF sees only A/A EVA controllers, from VCS 4.x...



2. no you cannot, because then you dont see the vdisks... FF MPIO is not supported to VCS 3.x

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