Lessons Learned: Redhat 5.8 + IBM Bladecenter 88524TG + IBM Storwise V7000

Objective: Having a baremetal install of Redhat Enterprise on a blade within the IBM Bladecenter, configure the OS to successfully mount a LUN on the SAN (Storwise v7000) as usable storage. Hardware: - Blades: IBM Bladecenter 88524TG - SAN storage: FiberChannel Storwise V7000 - HBAs: Qlogic Method: I assume all cabling and SAN zoning has already … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Redhat 5.8 + IBM Bladecenter 88524TG + IBM Storwise V7000

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Tip: Adding pre-existing storage to VMWare ESXi

Scenario VMWare ESXi is being used in conjunction with external storage (IBM SAN). We needed to upload VMWare images and virtual disks from one ESXi server to the external storage. Then, we needed to “mount” the same storage without losing the pre-existing data. Maybe counter-intuitively, using the “add storage” option in the vmware configuration page … Continue reading Tip: Adding pre-existing storage to VMWare ESXi