Data ONTAP(R) DSM 3.1 for Windows(R) MPIO has been posted to the NetApp NOW website. Last week, we finalized the product and it is now available for download. This release includes the following new features:
- New load balance policies that offer multiple active paths to a LUN (also known as active/active policies). The new policies are: Round Robin, which uses all optimized paths, and Round Robin with Subset, which enables you to specify the combination of active and passive paths used.
The Round Robin and Round Robin with Subset load balance policies work only with storage systems running Data ONTAP 7.2.2 and higher that use the single_image cfmode setting.
- Support for Microsoft clusters (also known as MSCS) on Windows 2000 Server. This configuration supports only the active/passive Auto Assigned load balance policy.
- Coexistence with the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator 2.03 and higher on the same Windows host. You cannot, however, access the same LUN using both iSCSI and FCP.
[tags]netapp, mpio, multipathing, dsm, fcp[/tags]