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Re: RHEL4 / IBM San Volume Controller / Multipathing ...

Arjan van de Ven wrote:
On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 14:32 +0000, Finnur Örn Guðmundsson - TM Software
Skyggnir wrote:
I've been using a driver from HP (they provide RPMS for RHEL4 with a driver straight from Qlogic) with failover support. I'm just woundering if the Qlogic driver provides the same support for IBM SVC controllers as it does for HP EVA equipment. But in the middle i've been in contact with a official IBM sales hq in Iceland and they've provided me with information that the SDD driver is available for RHEL4 and they will support it :). It would alhought be nice to hear from someone using this kind of equipment just so i know im not alone using RHEL 4 against it :D

and this all while RHEL4 already supports multipathing itself without
hacked drivers ;)

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Sorry for the delay and bringing up a somewhat dead thread, but....

Arjan, I don't mean this as a personal attack, but why is it that every time a thread on the qla drivers & multipathing comes up, you chime in and declare that the RHEL4 multipathing works great, but then when someone asks the follow-up question "how do I boot from the SAN" you go completely silent?

Could you once and for all clear the air on this topic? Can you either confirm that boot from SAN works in some manner that nobody on this list has yet been smart enough to figure out, or will you finally admit that Red Hat dropped the ball this time and removed the working support for boot-from-SAN that was in RHEL3 and replaced it with an incomplete solution with *no* warning in EL4 (other drivers have been deprecated in past EL releases, but this was removed before even partial support existed). Again, I don't mean to attack you personally, but other Red Hat employees have acknowledged off-list that this was a mistake, and yet you keep sticking to the same old line that there's nothing wrong with SAN support in RHEL4, so I'd genuinely like to hear your explanation for this.


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