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Re: [dm-devel] Installing RHEL with single controller



On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 15:07 -0800, Pradipmaya Maharana wrote:
> Ok; this is what I did:
> 
> mkinitrd   /boot/initrd.final.img   2.6.18-53.el5xen   --with=dm-multipath
> 
> Changed the /boot/grub/menu.lst file to point to new initrd image file.
> Reboot is fine but multipath -ll is still null. :(
> 
> What am I missing here.

That is odd!!

What version of RHEL do you have ?

Do you see 2 scsi devices (sda and sdb) for the same lun when your
system is up ?

Can you send the o/p of mkinitrd.

Can you extract the file "init" from your initrd image and send it.

Can you check if the device is blacklisted in your multipath.conf file ?

> 
> Regards,
> Pradipmaya.
> 
> 
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Chandra Seetharaman
> <sekharan us ibm com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 12:11 -0800, malahal us ibm com wrote:
> > > Pradipmaya Maharana [pradipmaya gmail com] wrote:
> > > > Multipath is getting loaded, if that is what you are wondering about.
> > > > After reboot I check for multipathd status, and smod for the modules
> > > > loaded, everything looks fine.
> > >
> > > No, I am asking if initrd image contains multipath commands. You need to
> > > use cpio to extract the initrd image and see the source code to check
> > > it!
> > >
> > > multipath has to be loaded and *run* before mounting your real root. If
> > > it gets loaded after  mounting your real root, it is too late to have
> > > multipath on root disk! Looks like you need to regenerate initrd with
> > > multpath support.
> >
> > Yes, Malahal is right. You need to create initrd with multipath tools.
> > You can do this by running mkinitrd with "--with=dm-multipath"
> > (Follow the SLES10 installation instructions in my documentation
> > http://sources.redhat.com/lvm2/wiki/MultipathUsageGuide )
> >
> >
> > > --Malahal.
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