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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Data ONTAP Device-Specific Module (DSM) for Windows Multi-Path Input/output (MPIO)
Data ONTAP Device-Specific Module (DSM) for Windows Multi-Path Input/output (MPIO) Technology

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Description: Data ONTAP Device-Specific Module (DSM) for Windows Multi-Path Input/output (MPIO) handles the management of multiple pathways (such as Fibre Channels (FCs) paths and Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) paths) between a Windows Host and a storage cluster. This software utilizes multiple paths between the two so that the host can still access Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) in the event that one of the paths or a component fails. Data ONTAP DSM for Windows MPIO provides the host with the ability to set required timeout values and storage parameters.

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Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.4
Decision Date: 04/04/2024 at 15:40:22 UTC
Aliases: Clustered Data ONTAP
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: NetApp
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/04/2024 at 15:40:22 UTC).