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SAN Boot Windows 2008

 
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Marc Moennikes
Advisor

SAN Boot Windows 2008

Hello,

one question:
Do we need "multiple" path to a LUN for san boot?

At the moment there is one HBA configured for san boot (single path).
Windows 2008 has MultiIO enabled. Is redundancy given , after OS booted?
Or could the os crash, if the single (san boot) path is disrupted?
I think, after boot, windows will handle the redundancy to its boot/windows volume?
I am right?

Thank you
regards
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Steven Clementi
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Re: SAN Boot Windows 2008

Once the OS is booted, Multipath is available and any changes in pathing should not effect the running OS.

It would be "nice" to configure the other HBA as well as the second port on the first HBA to be able to boot from any path...in case there is a fibre cable failure.. or a port failure.. or switch..and the server needs to reboot.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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Marc Moennikes
Advisor

Re: SAN Boot Windows 2008

Hello,

thank you for your answer. Really helpful

Regards
Marc Moennikes
Advisor

Re: SAN Boot Windows 2008

Answer was very helpful