multipath driver installation
Posted on 2008-10-01
after a hard time, I'm able to boot from ESX 3.5 server with single path, next I'm going to implementing a multipath/fail over. let pull out the whole story first: we have iBM bladecenter s which equipped 2 HS 21 blades(each blade come with 2 HBAs), and 2 SAN switches and one DS 3400 storage which contains 8 SAS drives and 2 controllers. our plan is boot from SAN and go through FC channel to connect DS3400, the topology is: both HBA 0 on blade 1 & 2 go through SAN switch 1 to connect controller A on DS3400, same thing, both HBA 1on blade 1 & 2 go through SAN 2 then connect to controller B on DS3400. in order to install ESX server successful, I disabled SAN 2 and power off blade 2 temporary. when I am done with ESX server installation and loaded it successfuly, I installed VI 3 client on my laptop to access ESX host.
I checked some documents which provided by manufacturers --- iBM/VMware, but I can't find a way to install Multi-Path driver. is there anyone has experiences with this situation.
thanks a lot.