Users' questions

How do I install MPIO on Windows server 2012?

How do I install MPIO on Windows server 2012?

Click Server Manager > Dashboard > Tools > MPIO. In the MPIO Properties dialog box, select the Discover Multi-Paths tab. Select Add support for iSCSI devices, and then click Add. Reboot the server when prompted. In the MPIO Properties dialog box, click the MPIO Devices tab.

How do I enable MPIO?

Setting up MPIO using the Control Panel Applet

  1. Using the Control Panel double-click on the MPIO applet to open up the MPIO Properties dialog box. Note: The MPIO applet can also be started from Start > Run mpiocpl.
  2. Click Add to show the Add MPIO Support dialog box.

What is MPIO in Windows server?

Multipath I/O (MPIO) is a Microsoft framework designed to mitigate the effects of a host bus adapter (HBA) failure by providing an alternate data path between storage devices and a Windows operating system. MPIO enables up to 32 alternate paths to add redundancy and load balancing for Windows storage environments.

What is Mpio Microsoft?

MPIO is an acronym for MultiPath Input Output. This is a framework that gives administrators the ability to configure load balancing and failover processes for connections to storage devices. The Microsoft DSM provides the following load balancing policies.

When to use MPIO on Windows Server 2012 R2?

For more information, see MPIO overview. For the high-availability of your StorSimple solution, MPIO should be configured on your StorSimple device. When MPIO is installed on your host servers running Windows Server 2012 R2, the servers can then tolerate a link, network, or interface failure.

What kind of DSM do I need for Windows MPIO?

On a Windows system, there are two main components to any MPIO solution: a DSM and the Windows MPIO components. Install a supported DSM after you install the Windows Unified Host Utilities. Choices include the Data ONTAP DSM for Windows MPIO and the DSM for SANtricity Storage Manager.

Is the Windows XP virtual machine compatible with MPIO?

MPIO is not supported for Windows XP and Windows Vista running in a Hyper- V virtual machine. When you select MPIO support, the Windows Unified Host Utilities enables the included MPIO feature of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2.

How to enable and disable MPIO on Windows Server 2016?

To make sure that MPIO has been installed on the Windows Server, run this command: To disable MPIO, enter the following command: After installing the MPIO module, we need to activate it for the LUNs that are available by multiple paths. By default, Windows sees each connection to a disk as different logical disks (LUNs).