[linux-lvm] Two Plorilant servers (Redhat) trying to access a HP MSA1000

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Sat May 6 08:25:51 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 01:50:06PM -0500, Edgar Luna wrote:
>I have two servers with RedHat EL3 connected to an HP MSA1000. What I
>want with this servers write/read the disks from the MSA1000.
>I know that LVM is unaware of simultaneous access to one device, so I
>tried to divide the storage of MSA1000 in two units (created via the ACU
>application), that are seen by the RedHat servers as /dev/sda
>and /dev/sdb. Then I created a Physical Volume for each one a Logical
>Group and finally a Logical Volume for each of this.

could you clarify what your problem is?

>I want an advice about this.
>What would you do in my situation?
>This works? I mean with this I can workaround the LVM 'problem' of
>unaware of simultaneous access?

could you clarify what your problem is?

>Is possible to access the Hard Drives in the MSA1000 directly from Linux
>so I can make the LVM directly on disks?
no, you cannot, besides that, why did you buy an intellignet storage if
you only wanted a disk shelf?

Luca Berra -- bluca at comedia.it
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