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Windows 2003 & SAN Connection & Blade

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Windows 2003 & SAN Connection & Blade


I am trying to set up a blade system with multipathing. The OS is Windows 2003 R2 Service Pack 2. I have 150GB slice of disk for this SAN connection. The Windows system does see the SAN Shares. But the multipathing is not working. Instead of seeing 1 path. I see 4 paths.
It is a BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure with a ProLiant BL460c G1. I have a QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA in the blade system. The drives on the blade are showing up as not being initialized. Should I initialize them and then they would be seen as one?

Thanks in advance...
Víctor Cespón
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Re: Windows 2003 & SAN Connection & Blade

That you see 4 path (assuming an SAN disk enclosure with 2 controller) is normal. So the LUN is seen through 4 paths and appears 4 times in device manager.

The question here is, have you installed the multipath software MPIO?

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Re: Windows 2003 & SAN Connection & Blade

User has some SUN storage and needs a vendor spesific MPIO package. This same issue is in server forums.
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