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HP EVA 5000 VCS 3.xxx and Windows Server 2008 R2

 
odee30
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HP EVA 5000 VCS 3.xxx and Windows Server 2008 R2

We have an HP EVA 5000 with HSV 110 controllers running VCS v3.xxx so they run in Active/Passive mode.  Unfortunately the controllers are too old to upgrade to VCS v4.xxx

 

After installing a physical 2008 R2 server it has been realised that the standard Microsoft MPIO does not provide support for Active/Passive SAN's without the creation and addition of a custom DSM.

 

Have had a look on the HP downloads page and can find that there are HP DSM MPIO's available for download that support EVA 5000 running VCS 3.xxx but this only supports up to Windows Server 2003 R2.  To get support for 2008 R2 we would need to download the HP DSM MPIO that only supports VCS4.xxx.

 

This leaves us in a catch 22...  Is there a workaround for this or is there maybe a custom unspported DSM that has been created to get around this problem?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.