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  • 1.  Multipathing on ESX

    Posted Mar 29, 2010 12:23 PM

    Hi...

    I know ESX is having 3 mulipathing techniques available Fixed,MRU,Round robin...

    I have doubt wrt Fixed & MRU.Can anyone explain at what situation we choose it's either Fixed or MRU....what maked the difference between the two with feasibility perspective.

    thanks

    Blue



  • 2.  RE: Multipathing on ESX

    Posted Mar 29, 2010 01:52 PM

    KB: 1011340

    Thanks,,

    Ramesh. Geddam,

    VCP 3&4, MCTS(Hyper-V), SNIA SCP.

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  • 3.  RE: Multipathing on ESX

    Posted Mar 29, 2010 02:12 PM

    I know about the the desc of fixed and MRU...But need to know at what situation we go for Fixed or MRU



  • 4.  RE: Multipathing on ESX

    Posted Mar 29, 2010 02:15 PM

    Can you be more precise on "what situation we go for Fixed or MRU".....

    Fixed is for Active-Active SAN

    MRU is for Active-Passive SAN

    Thanks,,

    Ramesh. Geddam,

    VCP 3&4, MCTS(Hyper-V), SNIA SCP.

    Please award points, if helpful



  • 5.  RE: Multipathing on ESX

    Posted Mar 29, 2010 02:26 PM

    MRU is prefered for active-passive storage.

    Note the it mean active-passive on the same LUN... like for example AX, MD3000i, ...

    Round robin is a way to do load balancing with active-active storage or (better) on storage with multiple active "channels" on the same controller, like for example Equallogic PS.

    Andre