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Add a Debian Linux Host to EMC VNX 5100

Hey all,

I am so sorry to border you with this and yes I know there is a lot documentation with approx. 312 pages about how to connect a Linux system to an EMC but unfortunatly like always I was totally suprised with this request and never added a Linux host before.

Can someone quickly let me know what steps are required to add a Linux host to EMC?

1) The Debian OS is installed

2) The HBA drive is instaslled and the card visible

3) Attached to the SAN Switches and Zoning done

4) Do I need to install the Agent on the Debian machine or can I create the host with the WWN manually?

5) When the Agent is installed does it register itself automatically?

6) Any special settings for the Linux host to configure?

Thank you very much you would save my day


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Re: Add a Debian Linux Host to EMC VNX 5100

First thing is to verify that your server is supported. You'll need to go to the E-Lab Navigator and select the Simple Support Matrix, then select Storage and the VNX5100 - here's a quick link to that - click on the Unified/VNX5100.5300... link. When the matrix comes up look for your server.


This is where for VNX you can get information for a number of different activities for VNX, including attaching a host.

Go to mydocs.emc.com, select VNX Series, on next screen go to VNX Server tasks and select "Attach a Server" - follow the wizard.



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