DUAL linking HBA9300-8e to JBOD SC837

Radian

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Hi,

On Server 2012R2, from a single HBA I've connected two mini SAS HD SFF8064 - SFF8088 cables to the JBOD Primary In and Secondary In ports, however, SAS drives (shown as multi path disk in device manager) are only shown with a single MPIO path Active/Optimized. I was expecting two paths to be shown for each drive as is the case for dual iSCSI fabric.

Do I have to enable something on the HBA for this configuration, should the drive display two paths for MPIO enabled system? The system is using the Microsoft DSM, is this correct?

Any help appreciated.
 

Patrick

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Do you know the exact model number of your SC837 or the part number for the backplane?
 

Radian

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Hi Patrick,

The chassis is SC837E26-RJBOD1 and the backplane(s) SAS2-837EL2 connected to a SAS-837A. I believe I have everything that is capable for dual linking.

What should I see in device manager?

Thanks