iSCSI Initiator and multiple connections

KCody
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I have setup an HP DL380 server with 2 NIC ports to connect via iSCSI to an HP X1600 storage server which also has 2 configured NIC ports for iSCSI.  I am able to get a connection but only 1 card is being used at a time.  When I click on the Properties of my connection and then the session and the MCS button within iSCSI Initiator it shows one connection.  When I try to add another one I get an error that says "too many connections".  HP said to just add another session which works for fail over but does not utilize both links when doing a file transfer.  I have also tried NIC teaming but I'm only getting 1GB of bandwidth on the receive side when I team so that didn't work either.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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That's how MPIO works, it just sorts out the multiple paths and stops the host seeing the target multiple times, it doesn't have any load balancing features except for the case where there are two LUNS presented one can be set to use one path and the other set to use a different path. Also the MS initiator doesn't support NIC teaming so the only way to get more bandwidth is to use 10Gb ethernet.
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I found the following article a few days ago and solved my own problem.  After following these steps I had traffic going over both NICs on both client and server.  
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/da-DK/winserverfiles/thread/1efd460a-7031-45c9-b922-2da2418f5156
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Commented:
Hmm, they must have upgraded it since I used it last time. Best accepy your own comment as answer then.

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