I found an old Technote(copied below) that that describes Disk TieBreaker support single path connection only.
Does someone knows the latest information or has experience using Disk TieBreaker in multipath environment(ex.RDAC driver)?
From TSAMP V184.108.40.206 TieBeaker type SCSIPR supported include Linux on system z environment.
I would like to know if this Technote's restriction also applies to Linux on System z multipath environment(with multipath-tools).
TSAMP support for DS4300 Fibre Channel Switch
DocNumber: 1224349 DocType: Technotes (FAQs)
Product: Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms ProductAlias:
Component: -- DispOriginator: Gareth Holl
DocExpire: 09/22/2011 PublishDate: 11/5/09
Publishto: Public/Basic (Internet) Status: Archived
Attr1: All Platforms Attr2: 2.1
Date: 11/30/05 7:04:40 PM
Abstract: Does IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (TSAMP) work with a two Fiber Channel DS4300 Switch ?
AdditionalKeywords: DS4300 Fibre Channel Switch SCSI tiebreaker SAN disk support
Content: Generally speaking, the hardware used for SAN/Disk storage would be transparent
to TSAMP. However there's an issue if the you want to use the SCSI TieBreaker
connected over a Multipath connection. This is not supported. In this
situation, you could use the network tiebreaker as an alternative.
Disk TieBreaker would provide better reliability, but it would only be possible
if the disk was connected to the nodes with a single path connection.
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2 replies Latest Post - 2013-02-21T01:56:26Z by amanabe
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Updated on 2013-02-21T01:56:26Z at 2013-02-21T01:56:26Z by amanabe
Enrico_Joedecke 0100003SD5103 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Disk TieBreaker multipath support2013-02-19T12:12:57Z in response to amanabeKonnichiha Manabe-san,
the restriction mentioned within the old Technote only applies to the 'SCSI' - TieBreaker, because this only uses SCSI-2 reservation, that does not support multipath environments.
The new 'SCSIPR' TieBreaker uses SCSI-3 persistent reserve, and this is supporting multipath. In fact this new SCSIPR TieBreaker has been introduced to provide support for multipath environments.
amanabe 10000015T459 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Disk TieBreaker multipath support2013-02-21T01:56:26Z in response to Enrico_Joedeckekonnichiwa Enrico-san
Thanks for your prompt answer.
Because something not working as expected in our colleague's zLinux environment, we will consider to open PMR.