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"better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

 
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Gyokai
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"better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hi everyone!

I'm thinking about how to building vSphere 7.0 Update3 infrastructure with DL380 Gen10 and MSA 2062 12G SAS SFF dual controller model. In this case, it design for production environment. I try to figure out how to set these hardware to let it have multi-path to access volumes that create on MSA storage.

There is 2 SAS HBA on the Host server(DL380 gen10) . 

Cabling:

MSA 2062 controller A SAS port #1 to DL380 SAS HBA#1 port #1

MSA 2062 controller B SAS port #1 to DL380 SAS HBA#2 port #1

to-do list:

1, connect SAS cables

2, create a host definition and check two HBA ports to make them associate to host definition in the SMU.

3, create volumes and map them to the host in the SMU.

4, create datastores on volumes created by last step, then change their device multi-path policy to "round robin".

is that all? Do I need install extra plugin for ESXi host or any other additional steps?

 

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Query: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

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1. HP EVA Storage - Best Practices for I/O Path Policy Selection in vSphere 4.x/5.x

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Gyokai
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Just now, got reply from HPE Support Twitter account, and detail below this:
 
@HPE_Support said:
Hi, Please refer to the pages 29-31 of the HPE MSA Storage Configuration and Best Practices for VMware vSphere guide at the below web link: https://www.hpe.com/psnow/doc/4aa4-7060enw Even though the document lists only MSA 2050, it holds good for MSA 2060 as well.
If so, Is this mean the way I wrote in this thread is executable?
sbhat09
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hello @Gyokai,

Was that in response to the same query on Twitter? Can you please post the document link in text and your twitter query here please.

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Srinivas Bhat

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Gyokai
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hello Srinivas,

Sure, here's the link of the docuemnt and my twitter query:

document url:

https://www.hpe.com/psnow/doc/4aa4-7060enw

twitter query:

https://twitter.com/TERNS_admin_CN/status/1526005433613549568

thank you

ArunKKR
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hi, The steps listed are correct. No additional plug ins needed. I guess you will be using single dual port SAS HBA card. You may consider adding one more SAS HBA on the server for controller path level load balancing.

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ArunKKR
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hi, The steps listed are correct. No additional plug ins needed. I guess you will be using single dual port SAS HBA card. You may consider adding one more SAS HBA on the server for controller path level load balancing.

While I am an HPE Employee, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company

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Gyokai
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hi there,

Yes it is, It will have two dual port SAS HBA card on DL380 host server.

I'm gonna tell this good news to my teammate. Thank you

ArunKKR
HPE Pro

Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Hi,

 

Please change IOPS limit in vmware to 1 from default value of 1000, if there are 2 SAS HBA cards.

 

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2069356

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Gyokai
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Re: "better" practices for vSphere 7.0 U3 multi-path setting?

Thank you! Sound's  good.