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MPDEV_REMOTE is a system parameter that enables MSCP served paths to become members of a multipath set when set to ON (1). When set to OFF (0), only local paths to a SCSI or Fibre Channel device is used in the formation of additional multipath sets. However, setting this parameter to OFF does not have any effect on existing multipath sets that have remote paths.

To use multipath failover to a served path, MPDEV_REMOTE must be enabled on all systems that have direct access to shared SCSI/Fibre Channel devices. The first release to provide this feature is OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-1. Therefore, all nodes on which MPDEV_REMOTE is enabled must be running OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-1 (or later).

If MPDEV_ENABLE is set to OFF (0), the setting of MPDEV_REMOTE has no effect because the addition of all new paths to multipath sets is disabled. The default is ON.