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MSA 1000 San Kit with the HA kit.

 
Bassem Zayed
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MSA 1000 San Kit with the HA kit.

Hi,

we planning to burchase MSA1000 San Kit + the MSA 1000 HA kit, do i need the Secure Path software for be able to automaticly have my cluster switch to the other path if i have failure in (Fiber switch or HBA) or the HA kits already have another solution shipped with it?

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CA1205750
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Re: MSA 1000 San Kit with the HA kit.

Hi,

Taken from the MSA1000 Quickspecs:

"New HP StorageWorks MSA1000 SAN Starter High Availability Kit, a companion piece to the MSA SAN Starter Kit, providing the necessary hardware pieces to insure redundancy. It replaces the two older HA Kits that included StorageWorks Secure Path software. The new kit allows the customer to pick their own path-failover solution which can be MPIO for Windows, QLogic Failover for Linux, or HP Secure Path. This option kit gives you a second array controller, a second switch, two more of the FCA2214 HBAs and cabling. It's an easy and cost efficient option that brings the user the redundancy protection many users desire."

Personally I would go for MPIO, and yes when you use a redundant solution you need a failover software.