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Servers reboot when Symantec Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) 6.0 is running and Microsoft MPIO feature is enabled

We are running Symantec Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) 6.0 on three Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise servers and with MPIO feature turned off, it works fine.  We can create FileShare resources and bring them online on any of the three cluster nodes.

Since we are using a SAN for shared storage and redundant connections, I turned on the MPIO feature that comes with W2K8.  Once I do that, each node reboots itself (one at a time) and will continue to do so until I stop VCS on the nodes.

With VCS stopped, MPIO works fine and the servers do not reboot.

The servers BSOD with Stop 0xBADFFFFF but a search for that (even on MS support site) doesn't come up with anything useful.
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Though this isn't much help, it sounds like this is better opened up as a ticket directly with Symantec/Veritas. Not sure if you have an active support agreement with them, but this definitely sounds like an issue they'll have to resolve. MPIO is a pretty standard feature and is pretty much a requirement when you're using a SAN to ensure stability, so there's no reason the VCS shouldn't cooperating with it.

I did some (admittedly quick) research, and I can't turn anything up - I'd go directly to the vendor here.
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I have a ticket open with both Microsoft and Symantec (Veritas) and they're going back and forth with each other.  I just thought I'd give EE a shot in case someone here had previous experience with our situation.
It's always unfortunate when you have two vendors involved and the only thing they can agree on is that it's somehow the others' fault.

Best of luck to you with both of them - please post the solution here when you get it, so it's available for future answer-seekers!
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