IVdsLunMpio::GetPathInfo method

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Returns an array of VDS_PATH_INFO structures, one for each path to the LUN.


HRESULT GetPathInfo(
  VDS_PATH_INFO **ppPaths,
  LONG          *plNumberOfPaths



The address of a variable that receives an array of VDS_PATH_INFO structures. Callers must free each element in the array, and the array itself, by using the CoTaskMemFree function.


The address of a variable that receives the number of elements in the array returned in the ppPaths parameter.

The number of paths returned by this method will match the number of paths returned by the IVdsLunMpio::GetLoadBalancePolicy method.

Return Value

This method can return standard HRESULT values, such as E_INVALIDARG or E_OUTOFMEMORY, and VDS-specific return values. It can also return converted system error codes using the HRESULT_FROM_WIN32 macro. Errors can originate from VDS itself or from the underlying VDS provider that is being used. Possible return values include the following.

Return code/value Description
The path information was successfully returned.
The cache of the provider is corrupted. This indicates a software or communication problem inside a provider that caches information about the attached devices. The caller can use the IVdsHwProvider::Reenumerate method followed by the IVdsHwProvider::Refresh method to restore the cache.
The LUN object is no longer present.
The LUN is in a failed state and is unable to perform the requested operation.
Another operation is in progress. This operation cannot proceed until previous operations are complete.


Hardware providers do not need to return the VDS_OBJECT_ID at hbaPortProp.id of VDS_PATH_INFO and should just set this to GUID_NULL. This ID will be filled in by the system when this call is passed back to applications. If the service cannot find the corresponding HBA port, GUID_NULL will be used. The application will interpret this to mean that the HBA port is unknown to VDS.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vdshwprv.h
Library Uuid.lib
Redistributable VDS 1.1

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