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  • 1.  changing path policy

    Posted Jun 07, 2012 07:59 PM

        can i change the prefered path policy from fixed(vmware) to roundrobin on equallogic luns while there are data on them and vms that are currently on? or do i have to empty the lun first and change it?

    thanks.



  • 2.  RE: changing path policy

    Posted Jun 07, 2012 08:01 PM

    Changing the policy can be done online..



  • 3.  RE: changing path policy

    Posted Jun 07, 2012 08:50 PM

    It can be done online, but if you want to be extra safe then I'd put it in Maintenace Mode first.

    Equallogic also has a Multipathing Extension Module plugin that is recommended for configuring multipathing.



  • 4.  RE: changing path policy

    Posted Jun 07, 2012 09:40 PM

    Check the VMware HCL for your specific model first to see if RR is allowed or check with Equallogic itself.  But for an Active/Active SAN you should be able to set it to RR.  Just make sure to change it on all your ESX hosts not just one.