10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2007 7:48 AM by bigusdadius

    Boot from SAN with Multiple HBAs

    bigusdadius Hot Shot

      This may have already been covered in a previous post, but I've been unable to find it exactly.


      I have a customer that has two Dell 1955 blade servers each with two single port HBAs. They plan to boot from SAN, but do not want to dedicate one HBA to ESX and the other to the VMs if they don't need to. Obviously they're looking for redundancy, but not for the sake of performance...if it can be done.


      As long as the boot LUNs are masked properly to the ESX hosts is this possible or even more important supported and/or recommended?


      Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!