MSA Storage
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to enable failover in W2K8

 
Carlton T
Occasional Visitor

How to enable failover in W2K8

We have a DL385 G1 server running W2K8 with a HP StorageWorks PCI-X 2Gb Dual Port Host Bus Adapter that is connected to a Promise M500f RAID. We have installed the Multipath I/O feature included with W2K8. We would like to enable failover to this RAID. Can someone provide the necessary steps to enable it? We have done this before on this exact hardware configuration using Linux; therefore, I know that it should be doable. Thanks in advance.
2 REPLIES 2
Mike Jenne
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to enable failover in W2K8

For MPIO to work in Windows you need to do 3 things:
1) Install the MPIO Feature
2) Install a Device Specific Module that is provided by your storage vendor.
3) Configure MPIO to use the DSM you installed.

I'm not familiar with the Promise storage system you're using, but in order to use MPIO you will need to get a DSM from them.

MJ
Carlton T
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to enable failover in W2K8

Michael,

Thanks for the information. I guess if Promise Technology can't provide a DSM, we won't be able to take advantage of the MPIO. Is that correct?

Regards,
Carlton