kcapry
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PowerPath/VE and SE 7.1 for VMware ESX 4.0 servers

My first question is :

Do I need to stand up a server for RTOOL to work with rpowermt for Powerpath/VE "VMware/ESX servers) commnads?

Second question:

To use SE with VMware do I have to deploy an ESX server, install full viritaul SE on this server to manager the Symm and storage for other ESX servers and can I have both RTOOL for PowerPath and viritual SE on an ESX server?

Thanks

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DaHess1
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Re: PowerPath/VE and SE 7.1 for VMware ESX 4.0 servers

How about using the Native Multipathing on the ESX 4 hosts?

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hpeskens
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Re: PowerPath/VE and SE 7.1 for VMware ESX 4.0 servers

If I understand you question correctly, you can do the following:

- have a VM (i.e. Windows or Linux)

- attach Symmetrix Gatekeepers to this VM as Raw Device Mappings (best is if you put them on a different scsi bus), ofcourse you have to map & mask your gatekeepers to your VMware environment first.

- install Solutions Enabler on this VM

- install rpowermt tools on this VM

This way you can use also ESXi. Also you do not need a dedicated ESX host for this VM.

By using raw device mapping for your gatekeepers, Solutions Enabler can issue commands across the gatekeepers even while it is a VM. This way you can also run other Symmetrix software, such as SMC in a VM.

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