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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook by Hersey Cartwright

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Storage path selection plugins

Mutlipathing allows more than one physical path to be used to transfer data between the ESXi hosts and the storage array. In the event of a failure in a storage path, the host or hosts can switch to another available path. Multipathing also provides load balancing by distributing the storage I/O across multiple physical paths.

How to do it...

To determine the multipathing policy, we perform the following steps:

  1. Identify the different native multipathing policies available and the capabilities of each policy.
  2. Select a multipathing policy based on the number of paths and the array type used.
  3. Change the default multipathing policy using the esxcli command.
  4. Configure the multipathing policy on the storage devices presented ...

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