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Install RHEL 5 to an MSA1000

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mkisow
Occasional Advisor

Install RHEL 5 to an MSA1000

I am wondering what would be best... I want to install RHEL 5 on an BL680c and split the installation so that the majority of the OS stays on the BL680c's disks only /var is on the MSA.

My questions are:
1. is this a good idea?
2. how can I achieve this?
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Install RHEL 5 to an MSA1000

Shalom,

I would install the entire OS, including /var on the disk in the blade. I would use the SAN for shared data, like oracle databases and the like.

The reason i would locate /var on local disk is that if the SAN is disconnected or disrupted, you might actually want access to the logs in /var such as /var/log/messages that could assist you in problem diagnosis.

1. No
2. See above and try a different idea.

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mkisow
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Re: Install RHEL 5 to an MSA1000

Steven:
Thanks for the advice, I am installing RHEL 5 now, then attaching the SAN. Is it advisable to install the SAN directly off of / or /mnt?