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Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

Hi All,

We use HP Secure path in conjunction with our storage solution. We ar embarking on a major Linux upgrade to the 2.6 kernel from 2.4 and I was wondering if anyone know if secure-path will become availbale for 2.6 or where the source code is so I can compile for 2.6 Kernel.

Thanks in advance.
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

Shalom,

Its available.

http://www.steeleye.com/pdf/literature/ConfigMatrix.pdf

You may need to google a bit.

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Van den Broeck Tijl
Valued Contributor

Re: Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

Depending on what version of the 2.6 you want to run and what your demands are, you want might to consider using the open source package "multipath" in combination with device-mapper.

I believe it does not support Active/Active load balancing yet, but failover (Active/Standby) works perfectly. It might be a cheaper option for you as it is already commercially supported by Novell (SLES-10) and Red Hat (RHES/RHAS 4U2 & greater).
Heironimus
Honored Contributor

Re: Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

When I last looked in to this HP's stand was that they would not update SecurePath to support 2.6 kernels because the current qla drivers provided most of the required functionality.
Ulf Zimmermann
Frequent Advisor

Re: Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

device-mapper-multipath on 2.6 kernel will support active/active based a round-robin algorithm.
Serviceguard for Linux
Honored Contributor

Re: Secure PAth for Linux 2.6 Kernel

Heironimus is correct. SecurePath is not available for the 2.6 kernel.

The multipath functionality delivered with the QLogic and Emulex drivers is supported. Use the HP versions of these drivers.

Device Mapper is available and the HP doc on using it (as well as support statements I believe) is at: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fh20000.www2.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc00814876%2Fc00814876.pdf%3FHPBCMETA%3A%3Adoctype%3Dfile&ei=6elJRpK0GqawggPokIGgCw&usg=AFrqEzcBSAfizuOb66quICpiMxZaQWepjw&sig2=mTFGEGRfnkPF_d9IuBqIeA

Be aware that this doc says "Device
Mapper Multipath for mission critical applications".

Regards