By: pcrooker

January 23, 2009 6:18 pm


Adding and Removing SAN Disks from SUSE Device Manager Multipath Systems

Add a new disk This assumes you have created an array on the SAN and allocated space to a logical volume on it; you have mapped a LUN pointing that logical volume to that host, and that the host is correctly zoned to see the SAN in the fibre channel fabric. Before anything, run multipath […]

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By: brsuma

October 9, 2008 4:40 pm


Configuring SAN and Creating VMs connected to SAN using NPIV on SLES10 SP2

Author: Suma B R This article helps to create a npiv setup on SLES10 SP2 with XEN as hypervisor. This has been tried on Dell PowerEdge servers. a) Configure VM Host to SAN Retrieve the node name (wwnn) and port name (wwpn) from the server to be configured as below:   Click to view. […]

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By: kryptikos

August 27, 2008 4:23 pm


SLES 10 – Stop The Process of Mapping SAN Attached Storage LUNs First Over Local Storage

It never seems to fail. Business is being held up because of something on "your" end and your boss and his boss and the bean counters are all looking at you to fix the problem. You have a server…a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server of course…that is having a bout of quirky-ness and […]

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By: eschmidlin

March 14, 2008 7:40 am


How to Install SLES 10 SP1 to a Diskless Blade Connected to the SAN (multipath)

Environment SLES 10 SP1 on my IBM 345 Server with no local disk, but SAN (2 Path) attached and one lun attached. I use dd to clean the lun/disk before I start the install Example: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-3600a0b800016abf3000017724230853f bs=1024k count=100 Manual install: Start the install (from CD/DVD or network install) When the initial screen is […]

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By: variia

September 28, 2007 11:25 am


SAN Storage Design for Xen Virtualization Based on Block Devices

This document solely focuses on a design where virtual machines are manually managed/migrated by the administrator (xm interface) and running on block devices. (logically managed hard drive partitions) Scenario: HP EVA6000 FC SAN and 2 HP DL360G5 servers and the requirement is to create an environment where the administrator can manually (xm) migrate virtual machines […]

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