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PetervandenBosc
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VCB and EVA command view challenge

I want to install Command View to manage a HP EVA 4000 and VCB with esxRanger pro on the same management server.

To use Command View i need multipathing software, but VCB does not work when the multipathing software is installed.

Does anyone solved this issue? And would like to share the solution?

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AndrewR
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Hi there,

The latest release of VCB (1.02) supports multipathing software.

I have installed this on our EVA Management server and haven't encountered any issues yet.

Regards,

Andrew

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davidbarclay
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It should be fine providing you only single path to the VMFS LUNs.

I don't have the snap-in in front of me, but I remember it being fairly easy in the GUI to set this per LUN.

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abaum
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I think it's the "Preferred Path/Mode" option where you pick your controller and failover/failback policy.

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AndrewR
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Hi there,

The latest release of VCB (1.02) supports multipathing software.

I have installed this on our EVA Management server and haven't encountered any issues yet.

Regards,

Andrew

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dconvery
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That is correct - the latest version of VCB supports multipathing. I am using it without issue with CV-EVA 6.x

Dave

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BUGCHK
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To use Command View i need multipathing software

That is not correct.

CV talks to the controller LUNs (at address 0) and can do a failover on its own.

The controller LUNs are not even filtered by Secure Path or MPIO.

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dconvery
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Sorry, I should clarify. I have a W2K3 server running MPIO. It also runs CV-EVA, VCB and Netbackup. So, although MPIO is not required for CV-EVA, it was needed for Netbackup for backup to disk apps.

If you are saying that VCB does not support MPIO, the latest DOES support MPIO.

Dave

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digitalex
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So to correctly present a lun to the windows box you just take the existing presented VMFS volume that is presented to 3 ESX servers and present it as LUN whatever number to the Windows box?

So from the 7 LUNS go to Presentation tab and in Present it to:

Esx1

Esx2

Esx3

Windows1

My current setup for info:

Virtual Center 2.1

ESX 3.5 up1 on 3x HP DL460c G1 16gb

EVA4100_1

20 Windows 2003 Ent VM's

My current setup for info: Virtual Center 2.1 ESX 3.5 up1 on 3x HP DL460c G1 16gb EVA4100_1 20 Windows 2003 Ent VM's
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