SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) is a versatile server operating system for deploying highly available information technology services in heterogeneous environments with exceptional performance and reduced risk. Using the best practices presented in this publication, the SLES operating system provides an optimized experience for use with Dell PS Series storage. These best practices include guidelines for configuring volume discovery, multipath, and filesystem management.

This paper covers iSCSI technology for front-end connectivity to the PS Series array. This paper covers two methods in configuring iSCSI connectivity to the PS Series array: the Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for Linux (HIT/Linux), and native Linux iSCSI and multipathing configuration.