[SunHELP] redhat 5 / emc disk ?

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 09:59:05 CST 2010

we use rhel on hp servers and place the OS on the internal drives.  arrays
carry the data (on the servers with large data storage).  we use hp arrays
with the hp servers.

personally, i recommend netapp.  they are based on freebsd and are easy to
work with--basically nfs mounts.

i have used emc with solaris and think that they are crap.  they are (were
at the time) based on windows nt.  they were convulted with the management

the greatest problem in this area is that emc field support sucks.  if the
emc field support sucks in your area, they are the absolute worst choice for
an array vendor.  if they are great in your area, they would be an
acceptable choice.

i still recommend and prefer netapp.  they are the best in my opinion.

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 6:43 PM, stephen price <sd_price at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Anybody running rh5 (5.4) enterprise with emc disk?
> Our company going down this path away from solaris sparc it seems - and the
> storage team that I'm on has been tasked with making it as seemless as it is
> under solaris in our environment etc.  Also we're going to look at rh5 as
> the netbackup master server platform as well.
> So today I get access to the first redhat box I've seen in many decades and
> we present a dmx lun to it.  No powerpath - but I think the multipath rpm is
> installed.
> So both inq and lsscsi show 9 paths to the lun on a single hba.
> Is this normal for redhat?
> Any way to carve it down?
> Found a couple of redhat forums hits about the same general topic - but no
> specific fix etc.
> Note - I'm not the unix admins .... so please no rtfm quotes/suggestions
> <grin> - but a good pointer to docs would help for this "particular"
> situation!
> Personal experiences/fixes welcomed as well !!
> steve
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