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Microsoft iSCSI Initiator MPIO and Cluster

Hi Everyone,

I have two Windows 2003 servers which are currently connected via single NIC iSCSI connections per server to a 1000BaseT swtich.  The servers are clustered and use a Promise Vtrack M310i as shared storage with MS iSCSI Initiator.

Here is the issue: There is no multipath. Each server has only a single NIC connection. Additionally the servers are only pointed at port 1 of the two ethernet port M310i.

I have added a second NIC in each server and now want to to use MPIO( which seems to already be installed for the MS iSCSI initiator. I have read the MS user guide for their initiator. Here are my questions:

1. How do I check the version of MS iSCSI initiator installed?

2. I assume I can simply move all cluster groups to one server and then pause a server and define an MPIO path.

3. I assume the MS Cluster service identifies a volume by it's disk signature and not the iSCSI path.

4. Anyone have a walkthrough or know of any issues I should watch out for?

Thank in advance.

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Primedius
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PrimediusAuthor Commented:
1. You can look at the release notes in the start menu.

2. Yup.

3. Yup.

There you go.

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