Storage devices that exist in a storage area network (SAN) can be shared by multiple servers in a cluster using Novell Cluster Services™. For information about clustering, see the following:
IMPORTANT:The system hardware does not specify that disk drives come up automatically asor . You must manually set this value for each device, according to the configuration of your storage system.
Making a device shareable enables device sharing for those devices in high-availability clusters that you want to be part of a shared-disk storage solution. If theoption is enabled (selected), the selected storage device can be shared by multiple computers in a cluster.
WARNING:Marking a device as shareable for clustering sets all of the pools on this device to shareable. If any of these pools span multiple devices, you must make sure that each device is set to the same share state as this one, or the device can become unusable.
If a device is a member of a software RAID device, marking the device as shareable for clustering automatically sets all the other member devices of the RAID as shareable for clustering.
By default, devices are not shared. Use the following guidelines when planning whether to share devices:
The system pool (sys) and all of its member devices cannot be marked as .
Devices that contain NetWare Traditional partitions and volumes can be marked as, but Novell Cluster Services supports clustering only for NSS volumes on those devices.
You cannot mix space from shared and unshared devices to create a pool. If a pool spans multiple storage devices, all of the member devices in that pool must be marked asor all marked as .
You cannot mix space from shared and unshared devices to create a software RAID. All devices that contribute space to the RAID must be marked as, or all marked as .
Do not mark a device as sys), to an unshared software RAID, or to an unshared pool.if it is not capable of being shared, such as when the device contributes space to the system pool (
In iManager, click.
For instructions, see Section 9.1.3, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.
Select the server that you want to manage to view a list of its devices.
For instructions, see Section 9.1.4, Selecting a Server to Manage.
In thelist, select a device to view information about it.
Depending on the current state of the device, do one of the following:
To set a device’s share state to On, select thecheck box, then click or click .
To set a device’s share state to Off, deselect thecheck box, then click or click .
If you click, iManager saves the change and remains on the device page. If you click , iManager saves the change and takes you to the main Storage page. If you do not click or , the change is not implemented.