I am in the process of setting up a test lab with one 32 bit Windows 2008 Server and an AX150. The server has 2 HBA's. They are both QLogic QLA2342 with the latest 1.54 bios updates. The HBA's are directly cabled to the storage ports, so no switches are involved. HBA 1 is connected to port SP-A0. HBA 2 is connected to SP-B0. The AX150 Flare OS has the latest update. I installed PowerPath 5.2, and Navisphere Server utility on the server. I am having a problem with PowerPath not recognizing the second HBA. They both show up in the Navisphere Express SAN web gui, but only SP - A0 shows in PowerPath on the server.
I have tried another cable, another identical HBA with latest BIOS, but no luck. The LED's on both HBA's are solid green, no amber lights.
From what I'd read this should be bundled/licensed with PowerPath for free to do load balancing and failover.
Is there anything special you need to do in PowerPath to get it to see the second HBA?
Will the fail over work automatically once it sees the other adapter? I've tested it out by taking out the cable of SP-A0 and SP-B0 does not take over, rather the drives will dissappear until I put the SP-A0 cable back in.
Am I missing something here?