VMware vSphere Multipathing policy best practices


Multipathing is the technique which helps ESXi hosts to have continuous connection to storage with the help of multiple storage paths.

This article talks about VMware ESXi multi-pathing best practices for various storage vendors (HP 3PAR StoreServ, MSA , IBM StorWize Family, EMC VNX etc...)

IBM StorWize Family -  Round Robin multi-pathing Policy
HP 3PAR StoreServ     -   Round Robin multi-pathing Policy
HP MSA 1040/2040 storage - Round Robin multi-pathing Policy
EMC VMAX and DMX Symmetrix Storage Array families - Round Robin multi-pathing Policy (Refer VMware article for more details) 
EMC VNX Family              -                              Round Robin multi-pathing Policy
Dell Compellent storage Family -             Round Robin multi-pathing Policy
NetApp FAS systems                      -              Round Robin multi-pathing Policy

In summary, Round Robin policy is the clear choice for all storage vendors.

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