[TriLUG] fibre channel, multipathing, and recent kernels/distros
bpitzer at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 10:09:35 EDT 2006
I don't have any direct experience with those switches, but I know FC switch
zoning in general. Can that BladeCenter switch use both hard and soft
zoning (port-based vs. WWN-based)? I would suggest soft zoning, because
that is somewhat harder to screw up, IMHO.
I'm not familiar with qlremote, but I do have some small familiarity with
Qlogic's SANsurfer utility for configuring your persistent bindings on Linux
(mostly worked with RHEL so far, though, no SLES).
I can probably help at least to some degree. Send me an email with some
questions or let me know, and I might be able to help remotely.
On 8/5/06, Andrew Ball <anball at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good morning.
> A while back, I started a thread to ask for help for fibre channel. It
> turns out
> that my problem was that I could not configure multipathing properly in
> SLES 10. The qlremote utility from Qlogic did not work in-band, plus
> I was deploying the root file system from fibre.
> Anyone good with configuring zoning on BladeCenter fibre switches or know
> where to find some docs for this?
> Someone suggested just yanking one of the fibre cables out of the switch,
> which I've done. This isn't a production environment :-P
> Supposedly, the Qlogic utilities are supposed to be replaced by md and
> friends, but I haven't seen much documentation on how to use them.
> Many thanks for your help!
> Andrew D. Ball
> anball at gmail.com
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