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P2000 FC/iSCSI Path Failover VMWare

 
Trent Lane
New Member

P2000 FC/iSCSI Path Failover VMWare

Hi Guys,
I've done a fair bit of searching and I'm unable to come up with a clear answer.

I'm trying to determin the best path failover policy within VMware for the P2000.

VMware have suggested on their site that for the P2000 FC/iSCSI you should use "Most Recently Used"
Does the P2000 FC/iSCSI support Round Robin? Is it recommended over MRU?

Any information would be great!

Thanks,
Trent
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Trent Lane
New Member

Re: P2000 FC/iSCSI Path Failover VMWare

Sorry I should have also mentioned that the connection we are using is Fibre Channel and not the iSCSI

I have also just upgraded the Firmware on the controller to the latest firmware. Unsure if that changes anything though.

I'm not having any performance issues, etc. I just want to make sure I'm getting the most out of my hardware.

Thanks,
Trent
charles yoakum
Occasional Advisor

Re: P2000 FC/iSCSI Path Failover VMWare

Round Robin would be set (done) on the the VMWare side (command line edit).
I would use only the FC and the Ethernet iSCSI would be alot slower if it ever failed over to it. But then I like Fiber and not Ethernet iSCSI.
VMware should tell you as they have us that Round Robin is prefered. VMware should find the right driver for your P2000 it is something it starts with a Axxx but I just forgot its letters.