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Old 03-11-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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How to configure SAN storage


Hello, I'm a newbie to the Linux world and am currently trying to configure SAN space on a server running CENTOS 5.0. I'm having trouble finding resources/tutorials that explain how I can accomplish the task at hand.

Any one know where I might find some direction on this?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-12-2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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If you are looking to save files from Windows computers, you'll need to set-up Samba on the Linux box. Check samba.org for documentation.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, but no. I'm looking to present SAN space from an EMC CX3-40 to an IBM HS20 running CENTOS 5.0. I'm curious about the procedures/commands involved to actually use the disk on the SAN once presented via CENTOS.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 08:13 PM   #4
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If you are connecting to the SAN via fiber channel or iscsi you treat them as if they are local disks as far as the server software is concerned.

Is your concern more about presenting volumes to the network or getting access to the volumes from your server?
 
Old 03-19-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the response. My concern is accessing or creating the volumes locally on the server itself. I'm presenting a 100GB LUN to the server and I then want to be able to mount(? - sorry newbie) the 100GB as a volume so that I can in turn put a local PostgreSQL database on it.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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How is the LUN being presented to the server? iscsi, fiber channel?

If you are using iscsi then you will need to setup the iscsi client on your centos box. I have documentation here for setting up the server and client on Redhat or CentOS.

After you get the machine to see the LUN you can create a filesystem on it and then mount it to whatever directory you like.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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Actually it's being presented via FC. I think I'm good on getting the server to see the LUN but I'm curious about the last part of your reply. What do I do after the LUN has been detected? How do I create a file system on it and mount it.

Thanks again.
 
  


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