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Can AMS500 do standard volume sharing and multipath?

Discussion created by Legacy HDS Forums on Jun 5, 2007
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2007 by Legacy HDS Forums

Originally posted by: Ted

I keep getting the runaround from support, this is my question:

Without using HDLM for proprietary HDS multipath, and without using ShadowImage or some other HDS feature, can I do the following with an AMS500 or am I just wasting my time?

- Set up a Linux box with a dual port qlogic card and enable hardware failover
    (This is something I can do with every other storage array I've worked with, EMC, HP, even some no-name brands)

- Set up a volume mapped to two servers, one of the servers writes to this volume, and the other reads from it
   Again, this is something I've done with a number of storage arrays, however after spending a week testing it with AMS500
   I was unable to get the volume sharing to work

When I contacted support I was asked to use ShadowImage, which requires a waste of 500GB to have a replicated read-write
volume than I simply wanted to read from another box. We had to turn off ShadowImage because having it enabled uses 30% of
our buffer memory, and the controllers were choking already

I need to do this without installing any HDS software on the hosts and without using any kind of shadow volume on the san

Looking forward to some feedback