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Windows 2003: 3Par MPIO and SAN-Boot Using Oracle Fabric Interconnect (Doc ID 1518864.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 14, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-15 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

3Par MPIO and SAN-Boot issue in Windows 2003 64-bit

For Windows Server 2003 64-bit servers that are configured for SAN Boot, the SAN Boot disk can crash if you disconnect the IB cable under a very specific condition. This problem has been seen:

-- Only when 64-bit Windows Server 2003 hosts are connected through 3Par MPIO software
-- Only when the SAN Boot vHBA is actively carrying reads and writes at the time the IB cable is disconnected

Cause

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