Storage Platform(s) – Dell Compellent Series 40 storage systems with Storage Center 5.4 and greater
How do I zone my Compellent array for Oracle RAC?
Prior to configuring host access to our Compellent volumes, you must first create volumes. For more information on creating volumes please follow the steps documented under the wiki article “How do I create volumes on my Compellent array?”.
Then zone the Compellent array as documented under the wiki article “How do I Zone my Compellent array?”Make sure that each server path has its own zone. Each zone should include all Compellent front-end ports plus a server port.
Once the process of zoning is completed, Storage Center automatically recognizes WWNs of Server HBAs within the network to which it is connected. The next step is to create Servers and a Server Cluster using the detected WWNs of Server HBAs.
Creating Servers and a Server Cluster:
You can either map Volumes to the Server from step 14 or by following below steps.
Mapping Volumes to Server Cluster
Note: You can map each volume you created either individually to the Server Cluster or you can map them as a folder. For this option, make sure that all your Volumes are in one Volume Folder.
For more details crating Volumes and Volume Folder refer to the steps documented in the Chapter 4 “Volumes” of the Dell Compellent Storage Center 5.4 System Manager User Guide.
Once the mapping volumes to Servers are completed in Storage Center GUI, we can discover volumes on the host side by rebooting host servers.
Verify that the volumes are visible in the hosts by cat/proc/partitions
Then configure multipath as documented under wiki article “How do I configure device–mapper–multipath?”