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Native multipath software

 
Bensi Bose TC
Advisor

Native multipath software

Hi experts,

Is there any multipath software available with HP-UX 11iv1, 11iv2 and 11iv3. Please let me know.

Thanks
Bensi Bose TC
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Torsten.
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Re: Native multipath software

11iv1 and v2: autopath/secure path for certain arrays or third party software

11iv3: built-in

Hope this helps!
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Bensi Bose TC
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Re: Native multipath software

Can I find these software(autopath/securepath) in OS cd in V1 and v2?

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Torsten.
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Re: Native multipath software

IIRC this is sold on separate media.

What array do you have?

Hope this helps!
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AnthonySN
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Re: Native multipath software

hi you need to have the base secure path for hpux 11.v1 and hpux 11.v2 the patest patch for SP can be found in the below link.
In hpux 11.v3

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=471465&prodNameId=1825336&swEnvOID=7&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=co-68701-1

Also it depends to which disk array you are connecting your hpux server and the firmware version of the controller if its an EVA san storage.
AnthonySN
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Re: Native multipath software

!correction
"In hpux v3 "
In hpux v3 pvlinks are used and hence no additional multipath software required.
Torsten.
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Re: Native multipath software

>> in hpux v3 pvlinks are used


11iv3 has a new mass storage stack with built-in native multi pathing support.

All previous version are able to use PVLINKS.

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krusty
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Re: Native multipath software

I little history here for ya..

All HP-UX versions since the early 90's have supported multipathing (aka PVLinks). Some arrays require special software(an older EVAs (3K/5K) is an example) for multipath support.

There is software for load balancing that is provided (aka Autopath, and now SecurePath) which was not avaialble until the early 00's. With the release of 11i v3, they have now built load balancing in to the mass storage stack, and improved the naming and addressing schema (no more cXtYdZ, just disk1, etc).

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