How do I attach a PowerEdge 1750 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Server (AS) 3.0. - KB Article - 172965

How do I attach a PowerEdge 1750 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Server (AS) 3.0. - KB Article - 172965


Prepare the Dell PowerEdge 1750 server for attaching to a Dell|EMC CX600 array.

To prepare the Dell PowerEdge 1750 server for attaching to a Dell|EMC CX600 array, perform the following steps:

  1. Download and install PowerEdge 1750 BIOS A06 or newer.
  2. Download and install the ESM firmware to A35 or newer.

    NOTE: For more information about downloading and installing the BIOS and ESM system files for a Dell PowerEdge server, refer to knowledge base article - How do I update the BIOS and ESM system files for my Dell PowerEdge server?

  3. Install the QLA2340 HBA in PCI Slot 1.

    NOTE: For more information on installing the QLA2340 refer to the Installing System Options section of the Dell PowerEdge Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide.

  4. Update the QLA2340 HBA firmware to version 1.34 or newer.

    NOTE: For more information on updating the QLA2340 HBA firmware refer the the knowledge base article How do I verify and update the firmware level of my QLogic controller



Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3.

For more information on installing Advanced Server 3, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Installation Guide which is available at Redhat.



Configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Server (AS) 3.

To configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3, perform the following steps:

NOTE: Confirm that the fiber cables are not connected to the HBAs before continuing.
  1. Login as root.
  2. Using a text editor open the /etc/hosts file.
  3. Remove the actual host name from the localhost if it exists.
    After modification the line should read:
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
  4. Insert the following line to add the fully qualified domain name.
    <IP address> <fully qualified domain name> #FQDN, where <IP address> is the systems IP address and <fully qualified domain name> is the fully qualified domain name.
  5. Save any changes made and exit the text editor.
  6. Install kernel V2.4.21-4.0.1EL by typing rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.ELi686.rpm at the command prompt and pressing <Enter>.
  7. Using a text editor open the /etc/grub.conf file.
  8. Change default=x to default=0.
    This will allow the host to boot to the new kernel by default.
  9. Save any changes made.
  10. Using a text editor open the /etc/modules.conf file. Remove the line alias scsi_hostadapter qla2300.
  11. Below the line alias scsi_hostadapter 1 megaraidm, type alias scsi_hostadapter99 qla2300 and press <Enter>.
  12. Type options scsi_mod scsi_allow_ghost_devices=1 max_scsi_luns=128 and press <Enter>.
  13. Save the changes and close the text editor.
  14. Reboot the host by typing reboot at the command prompt and pressing <Enter>.
  15. Login as root.
  16. Verify the current kernel version is 2.4.21-4.01.EL by typing uname-r at the command prompt and pressing <Enter>.
    The current system release display on the screen.
  17. Verify the QLogic driver by typing cat /proc/scsi/qla2300/1 | grep version at the command prompt and pressing <Enter>.
    The screen will display Firmware version: 3.02.13, Driver version 6.06.00b11.
  18. Using a text editor create a file named agentID.txt.
  19. Add the fully qualified domain name to agentID.txt file and press <Enter>.
  20. Add the IP address you want to register in Navisphere to agentID.txt file and press <Enter>.
    The agentID.txt file should now contain the following lines:
    <fully qualified domain name>
    <IP address>
    Where <fully qualified domain name> is the fully qualified domain name and <IP address> is the IP address that will be registered in Navisphere.
  21. Save the agentID.txt file in the / (root) directory.



Install and configure Navisphere agent with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3.0.

To install and configure Navisphere agent in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3.0, perform the following steps:

  1. Login as root.
  2. Install Navisphere agent by typing rpm -ivh naviagent-6.5.0.3.7-1.i386.rpm at the command prompt and pressing the <Enter> key.
  3. Using a text editor open the file /etc/Navisphere/agent.config.
  4. Type user system@<IP address>; #system@SPA_<IP address> and press <Enter>, where <IP address> is the IP address of SPA on the storage array.
  5. Type user system@<IP address>; #system@SPB_<IP address> and press <Enter>, where <IP address> is the IP address of SPB on the storage array.
  6. Type service naviagent start and press the <Enter> key.
    The Navisphere agent will start.
  7. Connect the fibre cable to the fibre channel switch.
  8. Zone the host to see one storage array SP port, following the Single Initiator Target rule.


    NOTE:

    For more information on creating a zone, refer to your switch documentation available at Dell Support.



    NOTE:

    EMC requires Single-Initiator zoning. This means that a zone is created for each HBA and the SP with which it communicates.



  1. Open Navisphere, by typing http://<IP address> /start into a web browser, where <IPaddress> is the IP Address of the storage processor.
  2. Click Tools, and then click to select Failover Setup Wizard.
    The Failover Setup Wizard introduction page appears.
  3. Click Next on the introduction page.
    The Select Host window appears.
  4. Click to select the host name from the drop down box, and then click Next.
    The Select Storage Systems window appears.
  5. Click to select the storage array, and then click Next.
    The Specify Settings window appears.
  6. Click to select Clarriion Open in the Initiator Type: drop down box.
  7. Click to select 0 in the Failover Mode: drop down box.
  8. Click to select disabled in the Array CommPath: drop down box, and then click Next.
    The Review and Commit Settings dialog box appears.
  9. Verify the settings are correct, and then click Next.
    The Confirm: Failover Setup Wizard dialog box appears.
  10. Select Yes in the Confirm: Failover Setup Wizard dialog box.
    The Failover Setup Wizard will close.
  11. Create a storage group, and then assign a host and LUN to it.

    NOTE:

    For more information, refer to the knowledge base article How do I configure LUNS on my DELL|EMC® array?.

  12. Reboot the host by typing reboot at the command prompt.



Configure persistent_binding for a Qlogic 2340 in Advanced Server 3.0.

To configure persistent_binding for a Qlogic 2340 in Advanced Server 3.0, perform the following steps:

  1. Login as root.
  2. At the command prompt, type cd /usr/src/qla2x00.
    The current directory will be changed to /usr/src/qla2x00.
  3. At the /usr/src/qla2x00 command prompt, type chmod 744 persistent_binding.sh and press the <Enter> key.
    The permissions on the persistent_binding.sh will be changed to allow the script be executed.
  4. At the /usr/src/qla2x00 command prompt, type ./persistent_binding.sh and press the <Enter> key.
    Persistent binding will be set on the array.
  5. At the /usr/src/qla2x00 command prompt, type cd / and then press the <Enter> key.
    This will return you to the root command prompt.
  6. Remake the initial ramdisk by typing mkinitrd -f/boot/initrd-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.img 2.4.21-4.0.1.EL at the command line and pressing the <Enter> key.
  7. At the command line, type reboot and press the <Enter> key.
    The system will reboot.



 


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