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Enthusiast

rdm

what is the rdm disk path selection on esxi 5.5 . fixed, rr etc... ?? any good web site about it ?

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

MRU is the default policy for Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) presented from an Active/Passive array.

Fixed is the default policy for LUNs presented from an Active/Active storage array.

see if this KB helps.

VMware KB: Changing a LUN to use a different Path Selection Policy (PSP)

VMware KB: Multipathing policies in ESXi 5.x and ESXi/ESX 4.x

Narendra Padmani VCIX6-DCV | VCIX7-CMA | VCI | TOGAF 9 Certified
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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

which is the best for rdm ?

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Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

The policy also depends on the storage array you are using for your raw device mapping.

You have to check the documentation of your storage vendor to see the best practises...

Regards,

Bart

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Expert
Expert

Have a look at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/pdf/vi_san_guide.pdf

Are you using MSCS? From vSphere 5.5 the Round Robin path selection policy is supported for the shared RDMs as long as your storage supports RR. Prior to 5.5, RR was not supported for the shared RDM in a MSCS configuration so if your storage defaulted to this you should change it. See VMware KB: Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for supported configurations

Calvin Scoltock VCP 2.5, 3.5, 4, 5 & 6 VCAP5-DCD VCAP5-DCA http://pelicanohintsandtips.wordpress.com/blog LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cscoltock
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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

FOR RDM diks ..round robin is recommended

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

All Depends on your storage array type. What's the make and model.?

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Expert

All depends on your storage, and your storage vendor should have some implementation recommendation for vSphere.

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