EMC Clariion SAN: Sharing LUNS

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a physical server and a virtual server (VMWare) and one LUN I would like to share between them. Right now, the LUN is served up to the Physical server. I would assume if this is at all possible, then the disc in the virtual environment would need to be RAW.

Both servers are running Windows 2003 Ent. The SAN is a CX3-40.

Thanks for your help
Question by:HCCI_IT
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    Yes, you are correct. Teh device would have to be an RDM (or Raw). However, you cannot share a LUN between two servers without some sort of arbitration mechanism (Microsoft Cluster Server for example) without causing extensive data corruption.

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