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OS and 'containers'

 
gary_150
Occasional Visitor

OS and 'containers'

we have an esa1200 with storage containers arranged in raid5 arrays. multiple partitions are arranged on these arrays. we do not use clustering. is any one aware if we can/cannot present mutiple OS to these partitions. IE one windows and one solaris partition on the same container.
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: OS and 'containers'

Is this a single or a dual-controller (multibus-failover) configuration? ACS will not prevent you from presenting different units (on partitions of the same storage-set) to different hosts.

Note, however, that all units that belong to the same (RAID-5) storage-set are maintained by one of the controllers. If one host requests a failover of one unit it will cause a failover of all other units that belong to the same storage-set, too.

I have never heard that it is supported with different operating systems.
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gary_150
Occasional Visitor

Re: OS and 'containers'

We do have dual controllers and in multibus failover mode.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: OS and 'containers'

OK, I have checked the release notes for Solaris and Windows and both just state 'Disk partitioning is supported under all failover modes supported by your operating system'.
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