Just had some learning experience trying to install a new CentOS 6.3 through a kickstart (Cobbler) config file on a HP ProLiant DL380 G7 server.
In previous versions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 included, the disks behind an HP StorageArray (P410) always had to be called like this:
clearpart --all --drives=cciss/c0d0,cciss/c0d1
The logical disks were seen by the Linux systems as /dev/cciss/c0d0 for logical disk 1 and /dev/cciss/c0d1 for logical disk 2.
Now since CentOS 6.3 the cciss driver must have been changed, because the kickstart installation fails indicating that it can't find the disk.
A manual check by booting CentOS 6.3 Rescue System showed why: The two logical disks are now seen (normally) as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
So the kickstart configuration needed to be changed to the following:
clearpart --all --drives=sda,sdb
Note: As of now (August 2012) I only saw this on CentOS 6.3 (and therefore it must also be on RHEL 6.3) but not on other Linux distributions.
I also tested it with Knoppix 7.0.3 and 7.0.4 and there the disks are still seen as /dev/cciss/c0d0 and /dev/cciss/c0d1.
No comments yet.
AWS Android Ansible Apache Apple Atlassian BSD Backup Bash Bluecoat CMS Chef Cloud Coding Consul Container Containers CouchDB DB DNS Database Databases Docker ELK Elasticsearch Filebeat FreeBSD Galera GlusterFS Grafana Graphics HAProxy HTML Hacks Hardware Icinga Icingaweb Icingaweb2 InfluxDB Internet Java KVM Kibana Kodi Kubernetes LXC Linux Logstash Mac Macintosh Mail MariaDB Minio MongoDB Monitoring Multimedia MySQL NFS Nagios Network Nginx OSSEC OTRS Office PGSQL PHP Perl Personal PostgreSQL Postgres PowerDNS Proxmox Proxy Python Rancher Rant Redis Roundcube SSL Samba Seafile Security Shell SmartOS Solaris Surveillance Systemd TLS Tomcat Ubuntu Unix VMWare VMware Varnish Virtualization Windows Wireless Wordpress Wyse ZFS Zoneminder