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Mixing Qlogic & Emulex on the same DL380 server running Windows 2003

 
Darren Parker
Occasional Advisor

Mixing Qlogic & Emulex on the same DL380 server running Windows 2003

I have a customer with DL380 G3 and G4 servers attached to an older MSA via Brocade switches and Qlogic HBAs (Secure Path). They purchased a new EVA with Cisco MDS switches, so we would like to add a new HBA (using MPIO) to each server with connectivity to the new EVA via the MDS switches to migrate their data and then remove the Qlogic HBAs. The new HBAs they have are Emulex. I know Secure Path and MPIO play together okay on the same server, just not sure about mixing the HBAs. I've seen advisories against this with Itanium servers running Windows 2008, but nothing for DL servers running Windows 2003.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who is running this way without any problems.

Thanks.