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YAHOOO! is how I started my tweet when I hit the sweet spot and had a successful installation of Ubuntu Server LTS LucidLynx (10.04.2) 64-Bit at work with our NetApp monster, the FAS3140. The installation was done on an HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Blade Server. The was a success because of the great article and hints from THOGAN.com, so thanks for the support!

Here are the steps for those interested and perhaps didn’t find a clear way of doing it online:

  1. Configure your NetApp storage system with the required Volume, LUN, and from Which aggregate
    • SATA disks from this aggregate were used
    • The encoding of the Volume, LUN and initiator Groups were selected as “Linux”
  2. Make the appropriate zoning between your NetApp storage system and your blade server via the SAN Switch
    • The zoning was done on Brocade switches
  3. When installing your Ubuntu system (LucidLynx (10.04.2) 64-Bit) make sure you do the following:
    • When prompted to select the installation language, hit F6
    • Escape the option and a command-line will appear below the options
    • at the end, type the following      mpath
    • Hit “Enter” and proceed with the installation
  4. You will be warned regarding the installation when configuring the disks, but select “ignore” since it tells you that this is a valid selection for those “who know what they are doing”!
    • At this stage you should be able to see and identify the different paths to the storage system, in our case, we had 4 paths
  5. The system will reboot after the install. Please do reboots and hard-shutdowns to ensure that the multipathing is working appropriately and that your installation has worked as expected.
  6. Once you’re logged in, perform the following commands:
    • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    • to bring all packages and the kernel image current. Rebooted afterwards
  • sudo apt-get install multipath-tools multipath-tools-boot 
    • This will download and enable the display of multipathing tools. Rebooted afterwards
  • Now you should be able to view your paths on your fresh Ubuntu machine!
    • sudo mutlipath -l
    • man multipath
    • This will display the manual pages for more detailed descriptions of the various options you can use with multipath

    Hope you find this useful! Please do spread the word around, tweet the article, email it, and share it with all. Let us know how did it go for you!

    And off we go #eHealth #Network project on Twitpic

    Given the state of infrastructure we have in Kuwait for electronic networks and how unfortunately we are behind in comparison to other countries worldwide for wired connectivity (fiber/cable) to as close as possible to the last mile, we have just started exploring with WIMD Kuwait on a PoC testing wireless network delivery for Internet and Point-to-Point networks for our eHealth projects! Very excited for the outcomes and let’s see how this one will go

    Working on a major and vital clinical and healthcare informatics project for Kuwait can and is challenging and demanding. It is hectic and messy at times, but it’s all good fun and great experience.

    Having to deal with Network design/re-engineering is one heck of a task I must admit, but when there’s a will, there’s a way 🙂 Having said that, what we do may not be the optimal solution, but it will get us by until the end of the day and to drive home a point that it can be done.

    We were faced with a problem trying to connect PCs at a hospital to our software hosted at our institute where we had a gateway and a private tunnel to our H.Q. While users enjoyed access to the “WWW” on a separate network in the hospital and wanted to get onto our network, it was challenging, but the solution was to add static routes on two different interfaces (ethernet for our application and wLAN for Internet access) and so far so good!

    Let’s see how sustainable that is!

    An interesting article and report! This is how information technology is helping transform healthcare systems: http://goo.gl/hYpr6. “The report was the result of three meetings held in the summer and fall of 2010, bringing together researchers, computer scientists, privacy experts, clinicians, healthcare administrators, health IT professionals, representatives of patient advocacy groups, healthcare policymakers, and other stakeholders.”

    The goal is to bring about the “emergence of a digital infrastructure that allows data collected during activities in various settings — clinical, research, and public health — to be integrated, analyzed, and broadly applied (‘collect once, use for multiple purposes’) to inform and improve clinical care decisions, promote patient education and self-management, design public health strategies, and support research and knowledge development efforts in a timely manner.” – Anthony Guerra, InformationWeek

    WHOAA! Microsoft has majorly upgraded the surface 2.0 experience it seems. I was over excited when I saw it had medical applications in the clinical informatics domain allowing for clinical staff to share and view information amgost them or even when communicating with patients. Boy do I love to have a demo version of this at work and try it out with our new clinical informatics projects.

    Microsoft: PLEASEEEEEEE 🙂

    Salem: Thanks for sharing bro

    “Google Body is a detailed 3D model of the human body. You can peel back anatomical layers,
    zoom in, click to identify anatomy, or search for muscles, organs, bones and more. You can also
    share the exact scene you are viewing by copying and pasting the URL.” – Google

    WOW! Way to go Google! This is awesome. Check it out, but be warned that you You need a Web browser that supports WebGL: Google Chrome BetaMozilla Firefox 4 BetaWebKit nightlyOther

    Check it out at: http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/

    “A team of researchers at the Human Connectome Project (HCP) have been carving up mice brains like Christmas hams to find out how we store memories, personality traits, and skills …” – Christopher Trout, Engadget