[Veritas-vx] D1000 & DMP
Carl E. Ma
carl_ma at scotiacapital.com
Tue Feb 18 22:07:52 CST 2003
I also have a similar situation. We are using JNI DUAL port Fibre card
connect to a Sun T3 partner group,which has two RAID5 luns.(two T3
connected together to avoid single controller failure). After I
installed the JNI driver, I can see four disks from OS level and VxVM
finds both controller(each port is a separate controller).
However when I disconnect one channel from JNI card to the T3 disk
group, system can't automatically fail over to another channel and the
system is not usable then. I have to reboot to isolate the failed
link.Did I miss anything?
On Tue, 2003-02-18 at 18:55, Darren Dunham wrote:
> > I want to know if I have two Diff Scsi interfaces in one machine and
> > independently connected to a D1000, can I have DMP configured using
> > VXVM in case one of the controllers fail, the system will be up and
> > running
> Possibly, but I wouldn't recommend it. To use DMP, you would have to
> have the same disks on both controllers. It's possible for a controller
> to fail in a way that jams the bus, so you'd still lose access from the
> remaining controller.
> If you have a D1000, I'd prefer to split the disks, attach a controller
> to each side, and mirror the disks instead. The possibility of a disk
> failure is higher than a controller failure (I'm assuming), so you'd
> still want to have some sort of mirroring anyway.
> Darren Dunham ddunham at taos.com
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