Tag: SAN

  • Connecting Red Hat 5.3 to a Dell MD3000i

    Connecting to a DELL MD3000i is no trivial matter with Linux. First, you need to ensure that you have the DKMS package installed. >yum -y install dkms >yum -y install iscsi-initiator-utils >yum -y install gcc >yum -y install kernel-devel >yum -y install sgpio >yum -y install sg3_utils Now you can install the Dell Tools and […]

  • Determining a devices WWID in Linux

    For multipath drivers connecting to storage area networks (SAN), it is useful in your /etc/multipath.conf to blacklist devices. This prevents the multipath driver from attempting to use the device(s). To find out a drive’s WWID, run the following command: >scsi_id -g -u -s /block/sda This will return a WWID. On my system it was returned […]