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MSA2012i Single Controller Failover Problems

 
Andrew Granville
Occasional Advisor

MSA2012i Single Controller Failover Problems

Hi

I have an MSA2012i (Single Controller), and a Win2008 x64 STD server with two dedicated SAN NIC cards installed.


The IP addresses are as follows (on different subnets and VLANS)

Controller A:
Host Port 1: 10.112.0.1
Host Port 2: 10.112.1.1

Server:
NIC 1: 10.112.0.3
NIC 2: 10.112.1.3

Then, Host Port 1 is connected to NIC 1 and Host Port 2 is connected to NIC 2.


OK, now for my problem...
When I setup the iSCSI Initiator with 'Target Portals' 10.112.0.1 and 10.112.1.1, I get one 'Target' created.
I then Log On to this, setting the following advanced settings:
Local Adapter: Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Source IP: 10.112.0.3
Target IP: 10.112.0.1

...and this works and I get a volume created in Disk Management.

However, how can I set up a failover to host port 2 from NIC 2? There is no way I can see to create a session connection that uses port 2.
If I unplug the Port 1 on the SAN, I don't get any failover. I have MPIO installed on the server.

Please help...
2 REPLIES 2
Andrew Granville
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA2012i Single Controller Failover Problems

Solved my own problem after a call to HP. What I wasn't doing is Logging On twice to the Target, hence only one port on the controller was ever being used.
Andrew Granville
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA2012i Single Controller Failover Problems

Problem Solved