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Multipathing on Netapp filer

Hi Guys,

I want to configure multipathing in between windows server and ESXi server. please suggest the pre-requisite and how to configure it.

regards

VINAY

Re: Multipathing on Netapp filer

Hi VINAY

Do you want to connect a Windows server and an ESXi server to a NetApp filer? The multipathing method you use will depend on which data protocol(s) you use - NFS, iSCSI or Fibre Channel. Which ones are you interested in?

Regards

Adam

Re: Multipathing on Netapp filer

Hi Adam,

Currently i am looking for iSCSI but it would be good if u provide in detail for both iSCSI and FC/FCoE.

regards

VINAY

Re: Multipathing on Netapp filer

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Vinay,

 

Adam is right, you should first decide on which protocol to use since there are differences on multipath configurations depending on the protocol you choose.

 

 

For FCP:

  • On Windows, you should use DSM MPIO from NetApp;
  • On VMware ESXi, you should use ESXi native multipath capabilities. Just make sure you use ALUA enabled LUNs and round-robin as the multipath path selection policy.

 

For VMware, also take a look at this: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-3749.pdf

* there are amenities that should be considered depending on the protocol you use.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Pedro Rocha.