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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-09-2003

MPIO in W2K3

I know that Microsoft is touting MPIO in W2K3 but does anyone know if it is supported natively by the OS?

Regular Contributor
Posts: 178
Registered: ‎08-08-2003

Re: MPIO in W2K3

From what I've read, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but MPIO is only there for vendors to write to a common API for multipathing. Vendors will create "Device-Specific Modules" for their product that will use the "core" MPIO code from M$ to their multipathing and load balancing.Hope this helps...

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-09-2003

Re: MPIO in W2K3

You are correct, there is still a requirement from the OEM's to integrate there Dual-Pathing code with MPIO, I have bounced this off HP, and of course if they do this they may lose revenue for Secure_Path.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-02-2003

Re: MPIO in W2K3

Unfortunately HP seems to be extremely slow in implementing MPIO. EMC announced it several months ago, but HP still hasn't delivered.

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Registered: ‎12-15-2006

Re: MPIO in W2K3

HP has had MPIO for EVA for quite some time, as amatter of fact they reccomend MPIO over securepath

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