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how to use a va7400 in a Linux enviroment?

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stephen peng
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how to use a va7400 in a Linux enviroment?

dear all,
i need to use a va7400 in a Linux enviroment. i plan to connect to va7400 to the Linux server's HBA, and modify the va7400 os to Linux. what else do i need to do? do i need to install extra software on the Linux platform?

thans a lot.
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Patrick Terlisten
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Re: how to use a va7400 in a Linux enviroment?

Hello Stephen,

be aware of multipathing. Depending on you used linux distribution you can use Qlogic Multipathing HBA driver, Autopath for Linux or DM-Devicemapper to wipe out multiple paths.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
stephen peng
Valued Contributor

Re: how to use a va7400 in a Linux enviroment?

hi Terlisten ,
do you mean that except that multipath step, all other steps were ok for me to connecting that va7400 to that Linux os?

thanks a lot
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor
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Re: how to use a va7400 in a Linux enviroment?

Hello,

yes, I think that's all. :)

- Connect the server to the fabric
- modify zoning, so that VA and server can communicate
- Create a LUN
- Set host port behaviour to "linux"
- Present the LUN
- Do a rescan under Linux
- Configure multipathing if you need.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick