Posts Tagged ‘Development’

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, 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!


    So I wanted to find myself a useful education project/challenge and have decided to upgrade or downgrade (however you wanna look at it 🙂 ) my PowerBook G4 with a flavor of Linux! Randomly I have chosen Fedora based on some reviews I read! Keep in mind I’m limited with the technology I can use since my hardware architecture is OLD!!!!

    Fedora 12 gave me trouble when it came to partitioning!!! I went with the MAC OSX’s installation DVD to format the HD first, installed Ubuntu 6.10. I could’ve been OK with Ubuntu, but the mouse on my PowerBook was barely moving and unresponsive! VERY annoying! But from there, I was able to “replace” the existing Linux system with Fedora 12! I’m half way through with the installation and let’s hope this works out 🙂

    Yup! That’s right … Kuwait is part of WHO’s campaign 1000 lives 1000 cities!
    It says that activities will take place in Ahmadi in April during the week of 7th-11th! Let’s see what they all have stored for us 🙂

    K4K has been featured on P0ach, a great local Kuwaiti blog! Oh and it gets better that our post has been assigned “sticky” for the time being 🙂 Thanks Faisal for such amazing work and Abdullah for P0aching K4K 🙂

    This will be my 3rd time in Sub-Saharan Africa and my 2nd with K4K! Make sure you follow us on twitter and our website. Getting ALL THE VOLUNTEERS EXCITED!!!!!! 😀