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Server side compatibility check for SAN (HBA/MultiPath)

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IBM is going to be updating our SAN volume controller, and i have been tasked with finding out if there is going to be any conflicts with our current configuration.

Problem is our infrastructure doesn't use a standard handware and its very large.

I was wondering via the Windows 2003/2008 OS is there a way to find out the version of HBA/Multi-Path we are using?

In device manager, I see we have Qlogic Fibre channel adapter so that would be the HBA but i need to figure out if its a Qlogic QLA2200 or Qlogic  QLE2XXX etc etc (there are like 20 versions)

Also i need to figure out what version of MPIO i have, i checked the details under the device manager but unable to find the multipathing version.
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If this is all qlogic, then they have a java-based application on their website that can dig into all the host systems that have the app or drivers loaded and enumerate the details about firmware, bios, drivers, models, etc ...

You can also get this via WMI or the native storage explorer app that comes with win2K8
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731884.aspx
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I am going to assume the storage explorer is not going to be W2K3 friendly, which is most of my environment.

Do you know the name of the app on qlogic's site, I am having a hard time finding it. (not that I can use it because we require weeks and weeks of testing before we bring anything into our network)

Does anyone have suggestions on how to find this info via WMI?
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