P2000 G3: Modify Vdisk Owner causes VMware PDL (503 Views)
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Registered: ‎03-27-2006
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P2000 G3: Modify Vdisk Owner causes VMware PDL



I've been testing out (our first) HP P2000 G3 10Gb iSCSI.  Performance is very good (22 disk Raid-50) in IOmeter, read, write, random, etc.


When doing failover tests with ESX 5.1:

- using 2 9000Mb/s vmk interfaces

- PSP: Round Robin


- 4 Active paths, 2 servicing I/O


I get good results when I:

- Shut down a controller

- Disconnect one or all 10Gb network ports on the controller

- Restart a controller.


However, when I move the vDisk from Controller-A to Controller-B I got a PDL (Permanent Device Loss) on the ESX server and things go to hell.


I should be able to move a vDisk to the other controller without causing an outage, right?





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Registered: ‎08-10-2011
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Re: P2000 G3: Modify Vdisk Owner causes VMware PDL



I have this problem as well on a P2000 G3 SAS SAN, restart controller etc works great.


But when changing the owner manually, I have to do a rescan on the controller in VMWARE to get the volume up again

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