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Method to send IO commands to different ports of an HDD connected to a SAS controller.

PKPK Member Posts: 16

Hello,
I am looking for ways to independently connect to the different ports of a SAS drive.

Is there a windows mechanism similar to SCSI passthrough mechanism where we can specify the ports, so we can have a different path from application to each port to perform I/O operation?

Is there a way to use GET_Initiator() command to achieve this?

In Linux we are able to create two nexus to each drive port. How can we achieve this in Windows?

Thanks.

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  • Mark_RoddyMark_Roddy Member - All Emails Posts: 4,375
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    It has been a long time, but I think first the HBA has to support dual
    ported SAS drives, and then it has to also provide a mechanism (in windows
    anyway) to prevent both ports being presented as independent disks to
    windows. In other words, this ends up being vendor specific. The HBA I
    worked with had commands to reserve/release ports, allowing us to build a
    dual ported FT solution on top of that HBA.

    Mark Roddy
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