Additional Virtualization Discussions
I'd like people to share their views, experiences, pain points, success stories on using NetApp products with Linux (Any Distribution - Any Feature).
Plan is to try figure out how our customers are using NetApp products with Linux and what are the Challenges they face.
Distribution: ours is RHEL 4.x and 5.x, but this probably applies to any.
There is not a single place / set of commands to do storage (re)configuration!
As an example, I can point to the insanity of this documentation piece:
I agree that there are pain point in the current way one is required to
configure the storage stack in Linux.
Part of it is:
Real Bugs (Stale multipath entries, for example)
Integration (Storage Stack isn't well integrated. Take SCSI + DM + FS)
Libraries (No single robust library to interact to the Storage Stack)
Multiple Choices (Partitioned vs Un-Partitioned LUNs)
On many of the points, we are closely working with the vendors, but it still
will take some time to reflect in the Enterprise Releases.