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EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

 
Borg8472
Frequent Advisor

EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

In EVA4400 Command View, I have created two vdisks and have presented them to my Win2008 servers. What's happening is when I go into Win2008 disk management, it shows 5 instances of the vdisk. I have installed Multipath I/O in Win2008 and reboot, but the problems remains. Has anyone seen this before?
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Rajs
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

If you have installed only Windows 2008 multi path feature, you have to also install MPIO drive from HP.

"HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA"

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?lang=en&cc=uk&prodNameId=421494&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=421492&submit.y=9&submit.x=11〈=en&cc=uk
Caster Troy
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

Verify the cabling and install the full MPIO version. This is normal for the server because it is accessing the same disk from different paths, but the OS does not know this. Nothing to worry.
Evil Has Its Winning Ways
Borg8472
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

Thank you for the clarification.

I will move forward with installing, "HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA", on each Win2008 server.
Borg8472
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

Install, "HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA" from HP.
Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: EVA4400 and Win2008 - Seeing multiple instances of vdisk

Also install the HP MPIO DSM Manager package.

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