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= Multipath Installation =
  
 
== Summary ==
 
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Anaconda adds the ability to correctly identify and set up multipath devices for use as installation targets.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
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* Name: [[User:Pjones| Peter Jones]]
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* Email: pjones@redhat.com
 
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/? | Fedora ? ]]  
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* Last updated: 9-Feb-2010
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* Percentage of completion: 95%
 
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== Detailed Description ==
 
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This feature adds support for installing to a multipath device and booting from such a device.
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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This is a hardware enabling feature. It allows Fedora to be installed on machines which were previously problematic.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
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This has repercussions in several packages:
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* Anaconda
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** identification/setup before install
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** configure dracut to build a hostonly initrd
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* grubby/kernel:
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** build initrd at the end of the installation rather than as soon as the kernel is installed
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* dracut
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** assemble mpath devices during boot in order to correctly find the root filesystem
  
 
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* install to a machine with multipath storage.
 
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** Ideally, test devices should include active/active and active/passive configurations.
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* see if it boots correctly afterwards
 
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** boot, and then run "dmsetup ls" and "dmsetup table" as root, making sure that the output indicates that / is indeed using a multipath device.
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1. How do I prepare my system to test this feature? What packages
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== User Experience ==
 
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During installation, multipath devices should show up on the "multipath" tab under "Specialized Storage Devices", and the constituent devices should not be present.
  
 
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This depends on changes to:
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* anaconda (80% done (kickstart support is TODO))
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* dracut (100% done)
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* device-mapper-multipath (100% done)
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* lvm (100% done, I think)
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* kernel (100% done)
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* grubby (100% done)
  
 
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* None necessary - hardware that doesn't install correctly still won't install correctly.
  
 
== Documentation ==
 
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* No separate docs at this time; we will add some for kickstart support. There's also some documentation of the UI as part of [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/AnacondaStorageUI the storage design page].
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* anaconda now supports installation to multipath devices.
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* See [[Talk:Features/MultipathInstall]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:49, 3 August 2010


Contents

[edit] Multipath Installation

[edit] Summary

Anaconda adds the ability to correctly identify and set up multipath devices for use as installation targets.

[edit] Owner

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora ?
  • Last updated: 9-Feb-2010
  • Percentage of completion: 95%

[edit] Detailed Description

This feature adds support for installing to a multipath device and booting from such a device.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

This is a hardware enabling feature. It allows Fedora to be installed on machines which were previously problematic.

[edit] Scope

This has repercussions in several packages:

  • Anaconda
    • identification/setup before install
    • configure dracut to build a hostonly initrd
  • grubby/kernel:
    • build initrd at the end of the installation rather than as soon as the kernel is installed
  • dracut
    • assemble mpath devices during boot in order to correctly find the root filesystem

[edit] How To Test

  • install to a machine with multipath storage.
    • Ideally, test devices should include active/active and active/passive configurations.
  • see if it boots correctly afterwards
    • boot, and then run "dmsetup ls" and "dmsetup table" as root, making sure that the output indicates that / is indeed using a multipath device.

[edit] User Experience

During installation, multipath devices should show up on the "multipath" tab under "Specialized Storage Devices", and the constituent devices should not be present.

[edit] Dependencies

This depends on changes to:

  • anaconda (80% done (kickstart support is TODO))
  • dracut (100% done)
  • device-mapper-multipath (100% done)
  • lvm (100% done, I think)
  • kernel (100% done)
  • grubby (100% done)

[edit] Contingency Plan

  • None necessary - hardware that doesn't install correctly still won't install correctly.

[edit] Documentation

  • No separate docs at this time; we will add some for kickstart support. There's also some documentation of the UI as part of the storage design page.

[edit] Release Notes

  • anaconda now supports installation to multipath devices.

[edit] Comments and Discussion