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|Summary:||[LTC 5.5 FEAT] N-Port-ID (NPIV) install support for Linux on Power |
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||IBM Bug Proxy <bugproxy>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Martin Gracik <mgracik>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Alexander Todorov <atodorov>|
|Version:||5.5||CC:||andriusb, aparanja, atodorov, borgan, cward, dallan, ddumas, dmach, jjarvis, tao|
|Target Milestone:||beta||Keywords:||FutureFeature, OtherQA|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2010-03-30 04:01:02 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:||503235|
|Bug Blocks:||533941, 557292, 481160, 531114|
Description IBM Bug Proxy 2009-07-16 15:10:42 EDT
=Comment: #0================================================= Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 1. Feature Overview: Feature Id:  a. Name of Feature: N-Port-ID (NPIV) install support for Linux on Power b. Feature Description NPort ID Virtualization (NPIV) allows one physical Fibre Channel adapter port to appear to the SAN as many WWNN/WWPN pairs. NPIV would be used by IO hosting LPARs so that different hosted LPARs can be represented in the SAN as different WWNN/WWPN thus making the hosted LPARs more manageable within the SAN for zoning and LUN assignment as individual entities. This feature covers changes to the installer, particularly changes to kudzu and anaconda, in order to support installing to an NPIV LUN on a Power LPAR. 2. Feature Details: Sponsor: PPC - P Architectures: ppc64 Arch Specificity: Purely Arch Specific Code Affects Installer: Yes Delivery Mechanism: Request Red Hat development assistance Category: Installation Request Type: Installer - Enhancement from Distributor d. Upstream Acceptance: Not Evaluated Sponsor Priority 2 f. Severity: Medium IBM Confidential: no Code Contribution: unsure g. Component Version Target: 3. Business Case For customers using a SAN for their storage, NPIV simplifies their data center, by allowing them manage all their storage from the SAN. 4. Primary contact at Red Hat: John Jarvis email@example.com 5. Primary contacts at Partner: Project Management Contact: Mike Wortman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-838-8582 Technical contact(s): Brian King, email@example.com IBM Manager: Alexander Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment 1 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-09-10 14:51:03 EDT
------- Comment From email@example.com 2009-09-10 14:48 EDT------- This is what needs to change in the installer as I understand it: 1. Add ibmvfc.ko to /modules/modules.cgz in the initrd 2. Add the following lines to /modules/module-info: ibmvfc scsi "IBM Power Virtual Fibre Channel" 3. Update /modules/modules.alias to add an entry for ibmvfc: alias vio:TfcpSIBM,vfc-client* ibmvfc 4. Update /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/loader/module-info in stage2.img to include the following: ibmvfc scsi_hostadapter "Power6 Virtual FC" 5. Update kudzu to understand virtual FC. There is a separate bug opened for that (LTC53625/RH503235). With these changes we were able to get the RHEL installer working with Virtual FC support. The only thing that still does not work is the boot-device setting is not getting set to the installed device at the end of install. I wasn't able to track down how that gets setup in the installer. Something has to call nvsetenv to set this up, but the only code I found was in ybin which didn't seem to make sense as that didn't seem to support a lot of supported pSeries devices. Any idea what might still be missing?
Comment 5 Denise Dumas 2009-10-16 09:56:06 EDT
On the assumption that this REALLY is limited to the work description in Comment 1, I am adding a dev ack for the anaconda portion of this. If it turns into any additional work, I will have to remove the ack and move this to a later release.
Comment 6 John Jarvis 2009-10-16 10:38:41 EDT
IBM is signed up to test and provide feedback.
Comment 8 John Jarvis 2009-10-29 12:52:08 EDT
This enhancement request was evaluated by the full Red Hat Enterprise Linux team for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux minor release. As a result of this evaluation, Red Hat has tentatively approved inclusion of this feature in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update minor release. While it is a goal to include this enhancement in the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the enhancement is not yet committed for inclusion in the next minor release pending the next phase of actual code integration and successful Red Hat and partner testing.
Comment 9 Martin Gracik 2009-11-13 09:37:13 EST
Will be fixed in version 18.104.22.168
Comment 11 IBM Bug Proxy 2010-02-10 10:20:53 EST
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-02-10 10:11 EDT------- Successfully installed RHEL 5.5 Beta to a Virtual Fibre channel LUN.
Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 04:01:02 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2010-0194.html