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Jordan WoodsRe: One computer with two SANs
by on Mar 22, 2012 at 4:15:16 am

yes, it definitely is out of the scope of "traditional" apple supported methods... however, you can easily separate what is called your name servers with a third or separate name server that is in control of whom connects to what SAN. This is supported in the StorNext world, just not Apple. At a basic level you are modifying the fsnameserver file on all of the clients and all of the MDCs to reflect a separate and dedicated nameserver. This allows you to mount either SAN's volume. Note, you will not be able to use the Xsan GUI after this as there is no way that I know of that it will be able to know what is going on. You will be living in the realm of the command line.

Granted... I haven't done this with traditional Xsan only setups. I have done this with an Xsan with Apple MDCs and other Linux based StorNext MDCs, where the clients mounted both the Apple Xsan volume and the Linux StorNext volume.

I suggest not doing this with "live" date unless you are looking for "fun" :)


-Jordan


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