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Employee
Employee

SAN card configuration procedure on Gaia OS

Hi,

Following sk134476, I’m trying to allocate a certified procedure for properly configuring the SAN card on Gaia OS…

After installing the supported SAN card on the Open Server – what procedure needs to be executed on Gaia so it will recognize the external storage as the GW’s partition?

 

Background story:

One of my customers wants to connect his Log Server (R80.30) to an external storage (Infinidat) using a dedicated SAN card installed (LPe 11002) on his Open Server.

So I’m looking for the relevant procedure that he should follow…

Does anyone has any practical experience with that?

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Advisor

Same as adding any Secondary Disk to a Gaia Machine.

Expert Mode

 

cat /proc/partitions

 

to determine the name of the raw partition.

 

parted /dev/cciss/c0d1                 - replace the cciss/c0d1 with the relevant device name for the partition as shown in the previous output

 

to start the parted tool that used

 

mklabel gpt

 

creates the gpt label 

 

unit TB

 

sets the system to be working with Terabytes as the Unit Size

 

mkpart primary 0.00TB 3.60TB            - replace the 3.60TB with the actual size of the partition.

 

quit

 

to return back to Gaia Expert prompt

 

mkfs -t ext3 /dev/cciss/c0d1p1               - formats the new parition created, replace the ext3 with the format wanted and the cciss/c0d1p1 with the                                                                                device name

 

mkdir /cplos                - creates the mount point for the new partition    replace cplogs with the directory name want to use

 

mount -t ext3 /dev/cciss/c0dp1 /cplog            - mounts the filesystem  replace ext3 with the format wanted and the cciss/c0d1p1 with the                                                                                                        device name and the /cplog with the mount point created

 

Add the following line to /etc/fstab

 

/dev/cciss/c0d1p1        /cplogs                ext3        defaults        1        2

 

obviously need to replace the parts with your actual settings

 

Reboot the box and confirm that can access your mount point directory afterwards

 

do a df -kh and confirm see your mount point etc

 

After that follow the standard procedure to redirect the logs to the new area.

 

This was taken from what we did for a HP DL380 Server with built in RAID Card but the principal will be the same just need to identify how Gaia identifies the SAN Card

 

 

 

 

 

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Employee
Employee

Thanks for the quick answer!

 

Do you know if there are any special configuration needs to be done if I want to use "SAN Multipath" functionality?

 

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Advisor

Effectively that would be handled by the SAN Card.  So don't see why there would be anything involved there from a Gaia perspective.

Gaia just see's the disk/partition etc presented to it as a Disk.    If the SAN Card has multiple paths after that then should be transparent to the Gaia OS.