Guys, our vendor has been using SnapDrive and the native Windows 2012 R2 MPIO component and says this is bets practice on this OS. We are using a mixture of 7-mode and C-mode. Is this best practice or should we install a DSM ?
Thanks for the advice guys. What brought t0 to my attention though (and I should have stated this initially) is that on our SAN attached servers we have 8 paths through the fabric and some systems with 100+ LUNs attached. In Windows 2012 R2, without a DSM how does one see these paths? The only was I can see is by going into device manager, right clicking the disk and looking at the MPIO tab. Not great with 100 disks 😞