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ETERNUS Multipath Driver

ETERNUS Multipath Driver supports redundant access paths and load balancing capability between systems for higher operational reliability and greater performance.

Overview

ETERNUS Multipath Driver software achieves high-reliability and performance systems due to multipath connection between ETERNUS Disk storage systems and servers. Provided in Solaris, Windows, Linux and AIX versions.

If a path failure should occur, ETERNUS Mutpath Driver with its path failover function switches access path. This can avoid access stoppage therefore improves system reliability. In addition, further improved system performance is also ensured with the load balancing function using multiple paths.

Features

Improves system reliability with redundant paths (Path-failover)

In the event of failure, redundant paths ensure continuous access by switching traffic to the alternate paths avoiding system halt.

Load balancing function provides enhanced system performance

Path bottlenecks can be eliminated by distributing access using multiple access paths concurrently. And this improves system performance.

Multipath Driver

*Note: Load balance function is available with the following products configurations.
ETERNUS DX60 S3, ETERNUS DX100 S3/DX200 S3/DX500 S3/DX600 S3, ETERNUS DX60/DX80/DX90/DX60 S2/DX80 S2/DX90 S2, ETERNUS DX400/DX400 S2 series, ETERNUS2000, ETERNUS4000, ETERNUS3000, GR730 and ETERNUS DX200F All Flash Array: with 3 to 8 paths.
ETERNUS DX8000 S3 series, ETERNUS DX8000 S2 series, DX8000 series, ETERNUS6000, GR740, GR820 and GR840: irrespective of the number of paths.

Environments

OS Server
Oracle Solaris 9
Oracle Solaris 10
Oracle Solaris 11
PRIMEPOWER
SPARC Enterprise
SPARC M10
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2
PRIMEQUEST, PRIMERGY, Other vendors' industry standard servers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS v.4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
PRIMEQUEST, PRIMERGY, Other vendors' industry standard servers
AIX 5L V5.2
AIX 5L V5.3
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries, IBM Power Systems, IBM System p

Note: The ETERNUS Multipath Driver cannot be used in some forms of server connections or configurations. Please contact us for details.
Note: For more information about OS versions, please refer to the Downloads tab on this page.

Supported Devices

Solaris/Linux/AIX

Products Support Storage Systems
ETERNUS Multipath Driver ETERNUS DX60 S3
ETERNUS DX100 S3
ETERNUS DX200 S3
ETERNUS DX500 S3
ETERNUS DX600 S3
ETERNUS DX8700 S3/DX8900 S3
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2
ETERNUS DX80/DX80 S2 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS DX90/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX400/DX400 S2 series
ETERNUS DX8000/DX8000 S2 series
ETERNUS2000 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS4000
ETERNUS8000
ETERNUS3000
ETERNUS6000
ETERNUS GR710, GR720, GR730 (*Note 2)
ETERNUS GR740, GR820, GR840 (*Note 2)
ETERNUS DX200F All Flash Array

Windows

Products Support Storage Systems
ETERNUS Multipath Driver for Entry Model ETERNUS DX60 S3
ETERNUS DX100 S3
ETERNUS DX200 S3
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2
ETERNUS DX80/DX80 S2 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS DX90/DX90 S2
ETERNUS2000 model 100, 200 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS4000 model 80,100
ETERNUS3000 model 50, 80, 100
ETERNUS GR710
ETERNUS DX200F All Flash Array
ETERNUS Multipath Driver for Standard Model ETERNUS DX60 S3
ETERNUS DX100 S3
ETERNUS DX200 S3
ETERNUS DX500 S3
ETERNUS DX600 S3
ETERNUS DX8700 S3/DX8900 S3 (*Note 3)
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2
ETERNUS DX80/DX80 S2 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS DX90/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX400/DX400 S2 series
ETERNUS DX8000/DX8000 S2 series (*Note 3)
ETERNUS2000 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS4000
ETERNUS8000 (*Note 3)
ETERNUS3000
ETERNUS6000 (*Note 3)
ETERNUS GR710, GR720, GR730
ETERNUS GR740, GR820, GR840 (*Note 3)
ETERNUS DX200F All Flash Array
ETERNUS Multipath Driver for Enterprise Model ETERNUS DX60 S3
ETERNUS DX100 S3
ETERNUS DX200 S3
ETERNUS DX500 S3
ETERNUS DX600 S3
ETERNUS DX8700 S3/DX8900 S3
ETERNUS DX60/DX60 S2
ETERNUS DX80/DX80 S2 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS DX90/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX400/DX400 S2 series
ETERNUS DX8000/DX8000 S2 series
ETERNUS2000 (*Note 1)
ETERNUS4000
ETERNUS8000
ETERNUS3000
ETERNUS6000
ETERNUS GR710, GR720, GR730
ETERNUS GR740, GR820, GR840
ETERNUS DX200F All Flash Array

Note 1: Up to two paths are connectable for SAS model systems (SAS model system is only supported in Solaris, Linux and Windows.).
Note 2: ETERNUS Multipath Driver 2 (for AIX) is not supported.
Note 3: Up to two paths are connectable. Three or more paths are not connectable.

Downloads

Document name Date
Installation Information Oracle Solaris version (711 KB) October 2015
Windows version (529 KB) July 2015
Linux version (737 KB) July 2015
AIX version (399 KB) July 2015

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