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Install MPIO Feature on Nano Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to test a 3rd party driver on Nano Server TP3.  Per the instructions provided by Microsoft, I successfully created a Nano VHD and can boot to it from Hyper-V.  Nano Server is up and running.  I can remote into it from my desktop using the Enter-PSSession cmdlet.

    For this experiment, I want to connect to an iSCSI SAN using MPIO and configure a simple file server.  Before I install the 3rd party driver, I need to install the MPIO feature.  On a 2012 R2 server (with GUI), I can accomplish this using:

    PS C:\Users\Administrator> Install-WindowsFeature -Name Multipath-IO
    
    Success Restart Needed Exit Code      Feature Result
    ------- -------------- ---------      --------------
    True    No             Success        {Multipath I/O}

    This fails under Nano Server since it isn't a recognized cmdlet.  I tried preceeding it with "import-module servermanager" but that command fails because "no valid module file was found in any module directory."

    I'm sure I'm missing a few basic concepts since I don't have much experience using PowerShell to configure servers and this is my first attempt with Nano Server.  Appreciate any assistance.


    • Edited by BT Mike Friday, January 8, 2016 4:45 PM
    Monday, August 31, 2015 3:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    MPIO isn't available in the current Nano Server builds, including it is in our backlog.

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 9:18 PM
  • You need to install the Microsoft-NanoServer-Storage-Package either when building the VHD/WIM with -Storage or install it after the fact using:

    Install the package provider:

    Install-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage
    Import-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage

    Then install the required package:

    Install-NanoServerPackage Microsoft-NanoServer-Storage-Package

    You will then be able to install the feature, it will require a reboot.


    Friday, May 13, 2016 3:03 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    MPIO isn't available in the current Nano Server builds, including it is in our backlog.

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 9:18 PM
  • Hi Andrew,

    Is there still a known issue with MPIO and Nano?  I cannot install the feature as is comes back with feature unknown.  This is with build 14300.

    Thanks!

    -Ron

    Friday, April 29, 2016 1:30 PM
  • Enabling MPIO worked for me.

    [192.168.1.76]: PS C:\> Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName MultiPathIO
    
    Path          : 
    Online        : True
    RestartNeeded : True
    
    [192.168.1.76]: PS C:\> [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version
    
    Major  Minor  Build  Revision
    -----  -----  -----  --------
    10     0      14300  0     
    I have not actually tested it yet but I could enable it.


    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:30 PM
  • You need to install the Microsoft-NanoServer-Storage-Package either when building the VHD/WIM with -Storage or install it after the fact using:

    Install the package provider:

    Install-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage
    Import-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage

    Then install the required package:

    Install-NanoServerPackage Microsoft-NanoServer-Storage-Package

    You will then be able to install the feature, it will require a reboot.


    Friday, May 13, 2016 3:03 AM
  • Hi,

    To add to what Sterling posted, the documentation for MPIO on Nano Server is at: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt613428.aspx

    Hope that helps,

    Andrew

    Friday, May 13, 2016 2:56 PM