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How to Change multipath Path Group Policy from Failover to Multibus (Doc ID 2384273.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.9 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

Currently the output for multipath -ll command shows one of the path as "enabled" instead of "active".

The goal is to set the storage paths to be round-robin/multibus instead of fail-over.

Current output from multipath -ll

ASM_XXXXX (360000970000292604402533032354235) dm-11 EMC,SYMMETRIX
size=182G features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw
|-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active Status is active.
| '- 1:0:0:5 sdx 8:80 active ready running
'-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=enabled Status is enabled..
'- 2:0:0:5 sdy 133:144 active ready running

All paths should be 'active' and NOT 'enabled' like below:

ASM_XXXXX (360000970000292604402533032354235) dm-11 EMC,SYMMETRIX
size=182G features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw
|-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active Status is active.
| '- 1:0:0:5 sdx 8:80 active ready running
'-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active Status is active.
'- 2:0:0:5 sdy 133:144 active ready running

 

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