2012-02-24 09:23 AM
I see /etc/rc files configured in one of 2 ways.
ifconfig SAN01-61 `hostname`-iSCSIControl netmask 255.255.255.0 partner SAN02-61
ifconfig SAN01-61 10.16.xx.xx netmask 255.255.255.0 partner SAN02-61
Is there a particular reason to use one or the other? I find it easier to use the IP address. Thanks!
2012-02-24 11:31 AM
Both works.ONTAP adds a name to each interface in the format hostname-interface in /etc/hosts file that might be the reason for the default rc file entry format.
Not aware of any specific reason.
2012-02-24 01:28 PM
i like to use the first because I can copy paste into both controllers
but yes, both will work. you have to have your hosts file populated in order to use the first method.
2012-02-24 01:38 PM
The former is created by initial setup and I believe when you use FilerView (not sure about System Manager). There is really no technical reasons to prefer one over another.