powervault 220x1 + 2x Dell + Redhat 8
Dr Jon R Malone
jon at foremost.it
Wed Mar 19 16:00:00 CST 2003
OK we have 2 x dell servers + 1 x powervault 220. I *THINK* each of the
dells have a ZEMM card with 2 channels on each card.
I want each machine (but not both at once) to be able to access the
I have cabled the beasts up, installed RH8 (on the local SCSI disks).
With 1 server powered on (and the other off) I can see and configure
the raid on the 220 - using standard RH8.0 tools. I can power that box
off and see the drives from the other m/c. However when both are on at
the same time (even when the 220 has no mounted disks) all h*ll breaks
Each system sees controller resets and or hangs *or goes V slow*. From
what I can see the system does not even "BIOS" boot terribly well when
both systems are brought on at the same time. I have tried the 2 modes
of switch settings - excuse the vaugeness but I am not at the system at
present - cluster mode and "joined bus mode" both behaved similarly.
I would appreciate any "get me started" clues.
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