MPIO for x64

 
CA475271
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MPIO for x64

I was told today that MPIO doesn't work on 64 bit windows. I just began building a system that consists of 2 dl385's clustered and connected to a msa1000 high availabilty SAN. Does anyone have an approximate release date for the new MPIO version and possibly any beta test information.
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Johan Holmstrom
Advisor

Re: MPIO for x64

Hi,
The only way to do it right now is to use Secure Path. I haven't seen any roadmap where Mpio i said to be supported on x64 and msa1000.

/johan
BR894765
Valued Contributor

Re: MPIO for x64

As I know, x64 MPIO will be soon.
Gordon Tervit
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Re: MPIO for x64

Any ideas what sort of time scale we're looking at?

I'm looking to add a DL580 G3 with 7040 processors and Win2K3 x64 (E64T) to an existing SAN infrastructure based on an MSA1500. Everything else is in place, we just need an MPIO DSM for x64 & MSA.

Can't be too far off surely, as there's already one for the EVA?

Re: MPIO for x64

Dear - is there any news on this release. We are in the same situation.
Thanx for any replies.

Frederik
Gordon Tervit
New Member

Re: MPIO for x64

It now looks as though the EM64T full featured MPIO for MSA has been released. Is anyone using it yet?
BR894765
Valued Contributor

Re: MPIO for x64

Unfortunally, FF MPIO is not supported with active/passive firmware...
Gordon Tervit
New Member

Re: MPIO for x64

Indeed, but it looks as though the active/active firmware for the MSA1500cs has been released as well.

This looks like a big step forward for the MSA1500, but obviously it's a bit of work to upgrade all existing hosts to the MPIO FF DSM AND flash the MSA as well.

Has anyone tried it so far?
Gordon Tervit
New Member

Re: MPIO for x64

Oops. I see your point... the active/active firmware is only available for the MSA1500cs, not the MSA1000 others were asking about.
BR894765
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Re: MPIO for x64