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victory_is_mine
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Will I benefit from installing PPVE on ESXi if I only have one connection from each VNX storage processor?

Hi All,

Will I benefit from installing PPVE on ESXi hosts if I only have one connection from each VNX storage processor - ports A0 and B0? ESXi hosts have dual port HBAs.

Appreciate your input.

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Fenglin1
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Re: Will I benefit from installing PPVE on ESXi if I only have one connection from each VNX storage processor?

Hi ad_astra,

In your case, you will have failover features but not load balancing.

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victory_is_mine
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Re: Will I benefit from installing PPVE on ESXi if I only have one connection from each VNX storage processor?

Even if I have dual port HBA on the hosts and dual FC switches, it is still only going to give me failover, and no load balancing?

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Fenglin1
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Re: Will I benefit from installing PPVE on ESXi if I only have one connection from each VNX storage processor?

It depends on VNX. See Page 121 on https://support.emc.com/docu49354_PowerPath-VE-5.9-and-Minor-Releases-for-VMware-vSphere-Installatio...

about the PPVE active-passive support.