Updating SCSI targets while in a production environment.

Posted by pkoutoupis on Feb 1, 2009 7:25 PM EDT
hydrasysllc.com; By Petros Koutoupis
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It still amazes me to see storage administrators bringing the same Microsoft Windows mentality to the UNIX and Linux environments. That is, after changes to a configuration are made “reboot the console to view all changes.” Now while Microsoft Windows does a fairly decent job of updating any changes made to the SCSI Subsystem, UNIX and GNU/Linux still handle it somewhat differently. Rebooting the console should be the LAST thing anybody does. These operating systems are so modular that in most cases there is absolutely no need to reboot; unless you have made changes to the kernel.

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