Scan and Configure New LUNS on Redhat Linux (RHEL)

Posted by Parthiban Ponnusamy

Found another useful thing on the web. This is the quick guide to rescan and configure newly added LUNS in Linux. 

To configure the newly added LUNS on RHEL:

# ls /sys/class/fc_host
 host0  host1  host2  host3

 fdisk -l 2>/dev/null | egrep '^Disk' | egrep -v 'dm-' | wc -l

 echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/host0/issue_lip

 echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan

 echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/host1/issue_lip

 echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host1/scan

 echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/host2/issue_lip

 echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host2/scan

 echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/host3/issue_lip

 echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host3/scan

 cat /proc/scsi/scsi | egrep -i 'Host:' | wc -l

 fdisk -l 2>/dev/null | egrep '^Disk' | egrep -v 'dm-' | wc -l

Alternatively, we can
run the re-scan-scsi script.

To scan new LUNs on Linux operating system which is using QLogic driver 

You need to find out driver proc file /proc/scsi/qlaXXX. 

For example on my system it is /proc/scsi/qla2300/0 

Once file is identified you need to type following command (login as the root
# echo "scsi-qlascan" > /proc/scsi/qla2300/0
 # cat /proc/scsi/qla2300/0

Now use the script new LUN as a device. Run script as follows:
# ./ -l -w

The output of ls -l /sys/block/*/device should give you an idea about how each device is connected to the system. 

For Further Reading,
Linux, Quick HOWTO, SAN, Storage

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