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powerpath for linux 5.6.x is not support oracle vm 3.0.x , maybe next release oracle vm 3.x . ref to emc document
you able to install powerpath on oracle vm server but vm manager cant detected the san disk by /dev/emcpower* ....
I do not think EMC will ever come up with a PowerPath package for OVM. Competes directly with their VmWare.
Asked for it so many time and in several EMC events. Still being ignored.
Since I use EMC SANs though (CX3 and CX4) I install the NaviHostAgent so the server can communicate with the SAN.
For OVM 3.0.3, I install NaviHostAgent-Linux-64-x86-en_US-220.127.116.11.66-1.x86_64.rpm and then configured the agent in /etc/Navisphere. Works well. This will now allow me to connect to the SAN and acquire the disks assigned to the server. ( This is assuming that the server can communicate with the SAN on the storage pathways, ie.. fiber channel/iscsi zoning, etc)
multipath -l will show the disks, provided the daemon multipathd is up and running.
CORRECTION: Just found out that EMC HAS issued Powerpath for OVM3. I will be trying it out soon.
UPDATE: Does not install on OVM Server 3.1.1. Will try it on OVM server 3.0.3 next.
Edited by: vitugv on Jun 15, 2012 7:58 PM
Did you ever get this to work? Not having powerpath is really killing us when we have path failovers. OVM server basically just flips out and we need to reboot the server when this happens.