Ankushsco
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Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

I assigned VNX Luns on a windows 2008 hosts but it is unable to format it as NTFS.

First, it takes a long time to format and then at the end it keeps it in RAW format.

This host is currently using luns from SUN storage and we need to migrate it to VNX

Please help with the resolution

Thanks

Ankush

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dynamox
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

using PowerPath or MPIO ? Latest HBA drives/Microsoft patches ?

Maliboo741
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

Hello,

There are many possibilities that come to mind.  Are you using quick format?  Perhaps try to format from the server console.  Is it possible you are trying to format a LUNZ?  Do you have PowerPath on the server?  Does the lun you are attempting to format show in PowerPath?

These are just a few things to consider.  Perhaps a service request with EMC is needed to review the EMCReports. 

Ankushsco
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

Using MPIO and as per EMC Reports HBA’s and patches are fine

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Ankushsco
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

Using quick format from Window’s GUI, Native MPIO is in use and I was trying to format the correct lun

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Maliboo741
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

Are you using a failover mode of 4 on the VNX?

Do you have the same result for all luns or just one?

Do you have the same result if you reduce to a single path and remove MPIO?

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Ankushsco
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

Failover mode is set to 4

Same result for all luns

I was already working with single path and I tried removing MPIO as well, rebooted host and tried again and got the same result ☹

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Maliboo741
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

I suggest getting a service request open so support can review the EMCReports and SP collects. 

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M_Salem
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

Ankush, May i ask what is the HBA vendor and what is the driver version installed?

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Ankushsco
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Re: Windows 2008 host unable to format VNX luns in default NTFS format

HBA Vendor : Emulex

Driver Version : 7-2.10.211

Firmware version : 2.80*7

BIOS version : 2.02a1

Thanks

Ankush

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