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Setting up iscsi and determining the scsi ID for multipath

Is there another way to determine the SCSI ID when trying to setup the friendly name in multipath.conf? I executed the command multipath –ll –v2 and didn’t see the new slice we had setup (after ...
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Failure connecting to Dell MD3200i from XenServer 6.2 pool

This question also asked at Citrix Forums http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=332289 I have a MD3200i that is currently working fine with my Xen5.6 pool, but I cannot get a connection to ...
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iSCSI multipath: should I keep all portals configured, even unreachable ones?

Sometimes when you connect to a multipath'ed iSCSI target you will have access to only some of its portals. This is common when the initiator is directly connected to the target's ethernet ports, as ...
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Howo to get Multipath IO with Dell MD3600i into active/active setup?

I'm desperately trying to improve performance of my SAN connection. Here's what i have: [root@xnode1 dell]# multipath -ll mpath1 (36d4ae520009bd7cc0000030e4fe8230b) dm-2 DELL,MD36xxi ...
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How to best tune Dell PowerVault MD3600i SAN/Initiators for best performance?

Recent owner of a Dell PowerVault MD3600i i'm experiencing some weird results. I have a dedicated 24x 10GbE Switch (PowerConnect 8024), setup to jumbo frames 9K. The MD3600 has 2 RAID controllers, ...
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Is it possible to create a multipath iSCSI target with two DRBD nodes?

I can put together two linux servers and use the (more or less) new DRBD dual-primary feature to get a shared block device with concurrent read/write access on the two nodes. Can I then export an ...
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vSphere 5/Dell MD3000i multipathing configuration clarification

Revisiting an older vSphere setup with two Dell 1950s, 4 NICs per host: esxi1 and esxi2 for simplicity sake. SAN is a Dell MD3000i, two controllers, two NICs per controller: rc00 and rc01; rc10 ...
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iSCSI aggregation using one switch

Thinking of doing 2Gb aggregated iSCSI between a VM Host and a multi controller iSCSI array. Multipath with two switches is normal for this, but I only have one switch at the moment. But the switch is ...
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Can i pause VM's while power-cycling iscsi storage array

Unfortunately I may have to power-cycle my storage array. In the context of using KVM with libvirt managing the Virtual Machines where i need to power-cycle the storage array, is it possible or even ...
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Linux Multipath - Can a Host connect to two different SANs?

I may need to power-cycle a SAN and i'm looking to avoid downtime. I have some options to essentially copy live LUNs from one SAN to another. Currently i have a single iSCSI SAN and i connect to it ...
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Dell PowerVault MD3200i dm-multipath configuration and performance snags in Debian 6.0 (squeeze)

I'll be using this iSCSI target for a couple of Debian-based KVM virtual machine hosts. Each of the target's redundant controllers has 4 ethernet ports; likewise for the initiators. I use two switches ...
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Linux NIC bonding on top of vlan interfaces?

Is it possible to set up bonding(active/backup) on top of existing vlan interfaces ? Assume the following scenario: Linux Server with 2 NICs connected to separate switches iSCSI initiator + MPIO to ...
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Is it possible to multipath across FC and iSCSI?

Perhaps a silly question this one, but I was wondering if it were possible to multipath a storage array across a FC connection and an iSCSI connection? Given that the main point of multipathing seems ...
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Multipathd load balancing on md3200i

I'm working on setting up a cluster of servers with an iSCSI MD3200i SAN for shared storage. Everything is working well but I have one small detail I can't seem to get working. Multipath seems to only ...
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Home-grown SAN — topology ideas?

I'm interested in hand-rolling a SAN solution on Linux with the following technologies: iscsi mdadm raid lvm multipath xfs/gfs/??? teamed NICs Hardware-wise, I'm thinking of 2 x gigE (or better) ...
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Why is my MPIO connection to the SAN capped at 1 Gbps when using Linux?

I'm connecting a RHEL5 box to a Dell EqualLogic PS5000X and seeing a maximum of 1 Gbps even while using MPIO with three gigabit NICs. I have all three interfaces on the PS5000X and three dedicated ...