2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2020 9:52 PM by Amin Masoudifard

    HP P2000 G3 SAS Multipath Configuration with Vmware HOSTS

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      Hi , we are having a weird problem with out HP SAN Setup with our VMware hosts , we have our san connected via 2 controllers ( A and B ) into each VMWare host.

       

      Controller A port 1 goes to vmware hostA

      Controller B port 1 goes to vmware hostA

       

      Controller A port 2 goes to vmware hostB

      Controller B port 2 goes to vmware hostB

       

      Controller A port 3 goes to vmware hostC

      Controller B port 3 goes to vmware hostC

       

      when we fail over 1 controller on the SAN ( by rebooting the controller ) , it causes the vmware host to completely lose connection to our storage instead of failing over to the connection on the other controller on the SAN and we can only get it back by rebooting the vmware host causing downtime.

       

      Our vmware configuration is shown in the attached screenshots.

       

      thanks in advance and kind regards

       

      output of ( esxcfg-mpath --list )

       

      ~ # esxcfg-mpath --list

      1. usb.vmhba32-usb.0:0-mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0

         Runtime Name: vmhba32:C0:T0:L0

         Device: mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0

         Device Display Name: Local USB Direct-Access (mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0)

         Adapter: vmhba32 Channel: 0 Target: 0 LUN: 0

         Adapter Identifier: usb.vmhba32

         Target Identifier: usb.0:0

         Plugin: NMP

         State: active

         Transport: usb

       

      1. sata.vmhba0-sata.0:0-mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0

         Runtime Name: vmhba0:C0:T0:L0

         Device: mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0

         Device Display Name: Local hp CD-ROM (mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0)

         Adapter: vmhba0 Channel: 0 Target: 0 LUN: 0

         Adapter Identifier: sata.vmhba0

         Target Identifier: sata.0:0

         Plugin: NMP

         State: active

         Transport: sata

       

      1. sas.500605b0045cce00-sas.500c0ff135bcc000-naa.600c0ff00013989d0000000000000000

         Runtime Name: vmhba2:C0:T1:L0

         Device: naa.600c0ff00013989d0000000000000000

         Device Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Enclosure Svc Dev (naa.600c0ff00013989d0000000000000000)

         Adapter: vmhba2 Channel: 0 Target: 1 LUN: 0

         Adapter Identifier: sas.500605b0045cce00

         Target Identifier: sas.500c0ff135bcc000

         Plugin: NMP

         State: active

         Transport: sas

         Adapter Transport Details: 500605b0045cce00

         Target Transport Details: 500c0ff135bcc000

       

      1. sas.500605b0045cce00-sas.500c0ff135bcc000-naa.600c0ff00013989dc2164e4f01000000

         Runtime Name: vmhba2:C0:T1:L1

         Device: naa.600c0ff00013989dc2164e4f01000000

         Device Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Disk (naa.600c0ff00013989dc2164e4f01000000)

         Adapter: vmhba2 Channel: 0 Target: 1 LUN: 1

         Adapter Identifier: sas.500605b0045cce00

         Target Identifier: sas.500c0ff135bcc000

         Plugin: NMP

         State: active

         Transport: sas

         Adapter Transport Details: 500605b0045cce00

         Target Transport Details: 500c0ff135bcc000

       

      1. sas.500605b0045cce00-sas.500c0ff135bcc400-naa.600c0ff0001395430000000000000000

         Runtime Name: vmhba2:C0:T0:L0

         Device: naa.600c0ff0001395430000000000000000

         Device Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Enclosure Svc Dev (naa.600c0ff0001395430000000000000000)

         Adapter: vmhba2 Channel: 0 Target: 0 LUN: 0

         Adapter Identifier: sas.500605b0045cce00

         Target Identifier: sas.500c0ff135bcc400

        Plugin: NMP

         State: active

         Transport: sas

         Adapter Transport Details: 500605b0045cce00

         Target Transport Details: 500c0ff135bcc400

       

      1. sas.500605b0045cce00-sas.500c0ff135bcc400-naa.600c0ff00013989dc2164e4f01000000

         Runtime Name: vmhba2:C0:T0:L1

        Device: naa.600c0ff00013989dc2164e4f01000000

         Device Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Disk (naa.600c0ff00013989dc2164e4f01000000)

         Adapter: vmhba2 Channel: 0 Target: 0 LUN: 1

         Adapter Identifier: sas.500605b0045cce00

         Target Identifier: sas.500c0ff135bcc400

         Plugin: NMP

         State: active

         Transport: sas

         Adapter Transport Details: 500605b0045cce00

         Target Transport Details: 500c0ff135bcc400

       

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