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Re: How to configure fibre card on RHAS

Thanks again Ed,

I found that they are using following:  FCA 2214 HBA cards
                                        Oracle 10G
                                        RHAS 4

So there's nothing that needs to be done as far as the fabric communication? (eg
WWW names, etc). My experience with working with SAN devices is very limited
until now?

Ed Wilts <ewilts ewilts org> wrote: 
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 05:31:49PM -0000, James Marcinek wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply. I had been subscribed on the taroon list;
> > however I could not find the link to the nahant-list (or new the name
> > of the release) when I was on the Redhat mailling list site. 
> http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo
> > Do you know if there are separate lists for RHAS or not? 
> AS users are on the taroon and nahant lists.  They're both listed on the
> web page aove.
> > This will be a fresh install of RHAS. The solution will be Oracle RAC
> > so, and I haven't checked to see if RHAS 4 is supporting this
> > officially or not yet. I would prefer to deploy the latest version if
> > possible. If not RHAS 3 will be the next candidate. At this point I'm
> > not sure... I know it supports 9i.
> > 
> > The solution will also be a cluster (using the RAC). Each node will be
> > an HP DL380 system with an MSA 1000 as the SAN. It's a package deal.
> > Each node will have a single fibre card. Unfortunately I haven't yet
> > found out the model of the cards yet.
> The problem is a LOT easier if you have a single path to your storage
> like you're proposing.  I'd recommend the Qlogic HBAs - they work just
> fine.  Pop the card in, add a few entries into modules.conf, and you're
> done.  The disks come up as /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc.
> HP has a platform kit with the fibre utilities for the HBAs and you can
> use those for the modules.conf configuration.
> Here's the link to the single-port HBA that HP sells:
> http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/fca2214/index.html
> Click on the software link and you'll find HP's version of the driver
> and utilities rpms.
> We currently run with the stock Red Hat-supplied drivers, not the HP
> variants.  I don't have any Linux systems talking to an MSA1000 but
> they're talking to our EVAs without any issues.
> If my memory serves me correctly, Oracle support is pretty good and I'd
> be surprised if RHEL 4 wasn't supported.  All of Oracle's internal
> systems are actually running Linux.  We've got 10g on RHEL 4 here on a
> test server.
> Cheers,
>         .../Ed
> -- 
> Ed Wilts, RHCE
> Mounds View, MN, USA
> mailto:ewilts ewilts org
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