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PavelForum
Occasional Advisor

HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

Somebody can tell me: how to install MPIO on Windows 2008 64-bit for support EVA5000? The last version on page http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=co-54651-1〈=en&cc=us&mode=3& is v2.01.01 (24 Aug 2007).
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James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

The inst instructions are in the Readme TAB:
like sample below and theres more on the TAB
HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx Disk Arrays
v2.01.01

READ THIS FIRST
---------------


Thank you for choosing HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS
4.xxx Disk Arrays.

Please read the following information before installing this release
of the DSM.


***********************************************************************

I. Contents
II. Introduction
III. System Requirements
IV. Installing HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx
Disk Arrays
V. Uninstalling HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx
Disk Arrays
VI. HP MPIO Full Featured DSM Configuration Settings
VII. Limitations/Known Issues
VIII. Notes
IX. Changes
X. Contact Information

***********************************************************************

I. Contents

The installation media (CD) should contain the following:

* READ THIS FIRST release information (readme.txt)
* Setup files
* User manual


II. Introduction

HP MPIO Full Featured DSM (Device Specific Module) for Windows for
EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx disk arrays provides multipathing support
on Windows 2000 and higher platforms for HP StorageWorks EVA3000
and EVA5000 disk arrays running VCS 4.xxx firmware. It is based
on the Microsoft MPIO framework and provides features such as I/O
load balancing, path failover and path recovery/failback.

This package contains the following components:

* Microsoft MPIO framework
* HP Device Specific Module (DSM) for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx
disk arrays
* Command Line Interface (CLI)
* Performance Provider DLL for Windows Performance Monitor
* Persistent Reservations Clear Utility


III. System Requirements

System requirements for installing HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for
EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx disk arrays are as follows:

* Supported platforms:

- Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server with Service Pack 4
- Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (x86, IA64 and x64)
- Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack2 (x86,x64)

* 40 MB (approx.) free disk space.
* HP StorageWorks EVA3000, EVA5000 disk arrays configured
with logical devices.
* Supported Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBA) with the
supported HBA driver and firmware installed.

For details on supported HBAs, HBA driver and firmware versions,
please contact HP support.


IV. Installing HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx
Disk Arrays

Ensure that the system meets the minimum requirements before
installing this product(refer Section III).

It is recommended to close all open programs before proceeding
with the install/modify/repair options of this package.

1. To begin installation, log on as an administrator user.
2. Insert the HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS
4.xxx Disk Arrays
CD into the selected drive.
3. If autorun is enabled, HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for
EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx Disk Arrays Setup will start
automatically.
Otherwise, run setup from x:\Launch.exe, where x: is the
drive letter where the installation media has been inserted.
4. Follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Note: For more information on the "Enable Load Balancing in
Clusters" option presented in the Configuration Settings window
during installation, plesae refer to section VI below.


V. Uninstalling HP MPIO Full Featured DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx
Disk Arrays

Follow the steps below for uninstallation:

1. Disconnect the redundant paths to all HP StorageWorks
EVA devices supported by this product.
2. Select Start menu --> Settings --> Control Panel.
3. Double click "Add/Remove Programs".
4. Under "Add/Remove Programs", select "HP MPIO Full Featured
DSM for EVA3000/5000 VCS 4.xxx disk arrays v2.01.01"
and click the Remove button.
5. Follow on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation.

PavelForum
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

It's not answer! It's readme for Win2000/Win2003.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

The installation manual is stored in the .ZIP file. After extracting the archive's contents, just run "launch.exe".

Before you do that, please check if your EVA5000 really does run VCS4.x firmware as this is the MPIO for active/active EVA firmware.
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PavelForum
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

Yes, we have EVA5000 VCS4.1 firmware.

You are sure, what this version HP MPIO working with Windows 2008? You can look on to picture (see attachment).
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

Oh, sorry, I did not have my morning coffee when I responded :-(

I have just checked the latest compatibility table and Windows 2008 is not listed, yet.

I guess that Windows 2008 requires a new MPIO framework, so the installer actively refuses an install.
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James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

Sorry 2. Missed the relevant issue 'win2008'. I will check w/ my hp storage contacts.
Rohan J Fernandes
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

hi...

maybe this link helps

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=co-54651-1〈=en&cc=us&mode=3&

however it says you need to have VCS of 4.xxx
PavelForum
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

Hello Rohan,

If you look at my first message (on top of this page) you will see, that you link = my link. It's bad answer.

Pavel

P.S. I think that Windows Server 2008 allready have support MultiPath I/O (MPIO) without additional software.
Rohan J Fernandes
Occasional Visitor
Solution

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit

now... that's interesting.... I navigated to the page from this link.....

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=421494〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=421492&taskId=135

it lists the multipathing software for all the versions and flavours of Windows.... however the release notes don't talk about 2008....
PavelForum
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP MPIO for EVA5000 & Windows 2008 64-bit