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Storage Path Masking

Storage Path Masking

The storage path masking mechanism can be used to discover the available paths to a cloud storage device or physical storage device in a similar fashion as the multipathing mechanism. This mechanism can be used to establish concurrent communication over multiple pathways and hide some or all paths to a cloud or physical storage device from systems or applications.

For example, a storage path masking mechanism can limit Physical Server A to utilize only two of the four paths to Fabric A or Fabric B when accessing data on LUN A, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 - An example of the storage path masking mechanism.

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