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HDLM and Veritas Storage Foundation DMP - How to replace HDLM by SF for Windows?

Discussion created by Legacy HDS Forums on May 5, 2008

Originally posted by: arappoport

Hi all,

we have decided to decommission HDLM in favour of Storage Foundation DMP.
I am about to retest the in place upgrade on a windows 2k3 server as the last try done by my team ended up by a complete rebuilt!

So the server is Win2k3, HDLM (2 HBAs) and 2 LUNs of 1TB each.
The LUNs are
       dynamic volumes,
       striped together
and  presented as a mount point.

Now what would be the best sequence?
1 unmount volumes (disk mgt > delete volume...)
2 uninstall HDLM
3 reboot
4 confirm duplicated LUNs signatures
5 install Storage Foundation with DMP option
6 reboot
7 confirm consolidated LUNs signatures
8 rescan the disks and reactivate?

I will be trying it in the next days and will update with the results... but if you have any insight, please let me know.

Many Thanks

Alexandre Rappoport