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SANiQ and DSM MPIO in a mixed Windows and Vmware environment

AmanaLiving
Advisor

SANiQ and DSM MPIO in a mixed Windows and Vmware environment

Hello all

Previously there was a locking issue when using the MPIO software on a Windows machine that was also connected to the same LUNS that VMWare accessed.

 

Is this still the case? has this been fixed in later versions of the software?

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oikjn
Honored Contributor

Re: SANiQ and DSM MPIO in a mixed Windows and Vmware environment

what file system are you using?  Sounds like a dangerous game to be playing if you are looking for R/W access from two totally disjoint systems.

AmanaLiving
Advisor

Re: SANiQ and DSM MPIO in a mixed Windows and Vmware environment


oikjn wrote:

what file system are you using?  Sounds like a dangerous game to be playing if you are looking for R/W access from two totally disjoint systems.


Hi oikjn

We are using backup exec and its AVVI to bypass the VMWare host and perform direct from SAN VM backups.

I totally agree with you about the R/W access to different files systems, so that's why I have presented the LUNS to the backup exec server as read only.

 

 

Here is the original technote.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1030129

 

Here are the steps required for backup exec if you're interested.

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH155831