Here's a follow up to my Citrix XenServer blog that showed you how to attach Nimble Storage to XenServer. This article will show you how to set up MPIO with Nimble and XenServer. It was written by a colleague of mine, so a HUGE thanks to Klaus Kupfer!!
Configure each Data Interface on the Nimble Array to a different subnet.
2. Configure Multipathing on the XEN Host
a. Put XEN Server in Maintenance Mode
b. Access XEN Server Properties
d. Exit Maintenance Mode
3. Check that the XEN Server NIC’s are in the same subnets as the Nimble Data Interfaces
4. Edit the /etc/multipath.conf File using console
5. Reboot the XEN Server
a. Obtain initiator IQN
b. Configure Volume on Nimble on Nimble array with all desired settings and LUN initiator groups
c. Choose New SR...
d. Choose "Software iSCSI“ as Storage Type
e. Configure a name for the SR
f. Enter the iSCSI Discovery Address. Then click first "Discover IQNs“ and then "Discover LUNs“ The configured Volume should appear in the list
Until Next Time!