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RHEL 5 and MSA1000

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mkisow
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RHEL 5 and MSA1000

I have an MSA1000 connected to a BL680c blade server inside of a C7000 chassis. I am using Emulex LPe1105 mezzanine cards to attach to the MSA1000.

Using tools like scsi_info, hp_rescan and adapter_info I can see the MSA1000 however I cannot fdisk /dev/sda -l the device.

When I go into the MSA1000's presentation settings I noticed that both fibers were active, I have unplugged one pair and am not even able to see the MSA through the tools listed above now.

Any help given is appreciated.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: RHEL 5 and MSA1000

Shalom,

With qlogic cards this is easy.

If you actually intend to mount filesystems on the MSA1000 at boot time you will need to create a new system ram disk including the emulex driver.

This is after installing the emulex drivers:
Make required changes to /etc/modprobe.conf

cd /boot
mv initrd-....img to initrd-....img.orig

mkinitrd

mkinitrd initrd-2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp.img 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp


Kernel version is something you will need to change.

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mkisow
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Re: RHEL 5 and MSA1000

When ever I attempt to install the emulex driver package I am told that the driver already exists, it "should" be using it.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: RHEL 5 and MSA1000

Shalom,

run lsmod, lets see what drivers are loaded.

Now that I think of that, my procedure was required on RHEL 4, update 3. The driver may well be installed in version 5 RHEL.

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Steven E Protter
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mkisow
Occasional Advisor

Re: RHEL 5 and MSA1000

Here is the output you requested, it appears that it is not installed. I go to install the Emulex package and it complains about a library and gcc not being installed, however both are installed.

# lsmod
Module Size Used by
autofs4 24261 2
hidp 23105 2
rfcomm 42457 0
l2cap 29505 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 53797 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 144765 1
dm_multipath 24141 0
scsi_dh 11713 1 dm_multipath
video 21193 0
backlight 10049 1 video
sbs 18533 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
i2c_core 23745 1 i2c_ec
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
ipv6 261473 34
xfrm_nalgo 13381 1 ipv6
crypto_api 12609 1 xfrm_nalgo
parport_pc 29157 0
lp 15849 0
parport 37513 2 parport_pc,lp
tg3 113989 0
hpilo 13389 0
bnx2 173257 0
libphy 21569 1 tg3
serio_raw 10693 0
pcspkr 7105 0
dm_snapshot 22245 0
dm_zero 6209 0
dm_mirror 22597 0
dm_log 14529 1 dm_mirror
dm_mod 61433 10 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
lpfc 293129 0
scsi_transport_fc 37449 1 lpfc
cciss 63685 3
sd_mod 25153 0
scsi_mod 140821 5 scsi_dh,lpfc,scsi_transport_fc,cciss,sd_mod
ext3 124233 2
jbd 56937 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 25549 0
ohci_hcd 24809 0
ehci_hcd 33613 0
mkisow
Occasional Advisor

Re: RHEL 5 and MSA1000

===Installing Emulex Driver(s)===

error: Failed dependencies:
gcc is needed by hp-lpfc-8.2.0.22_p4-1.noarch
libnl is needed by hp-lpfc-8.2.0.22_p4-1.noarch


They are installed, gcc4 and libnl package are installed
Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 and MSA1000

Hello Matt,

Which version of RHEL 5 server are you using?

I mean RHEL 5 update ??

-Thank You
Bharath