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[ PCA ] Available Options to Circumvent the Limit of 256 LUNs per Compute Node (Doc ID 2345385.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance - Version 1.0.2 and later
Linux x86-64

Purpose

The purpose of this document is an attempt to present a brief summary to the reader of the different options available to work around the limitation of 256 LUNs per compute node.

This document discusses three different options. They are not listed in any particular order of preference. Any one, or a combination of two or all of them is feasible to achieve the desired result.

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Purpose
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 1. Split the Compute Nodes in Separate Tenant Groups and present LUNs by tenant-group
 2. Use virtual disks in repositories instead of LUNs when performance isn't critical
 3. Use NFS shares if the external storage also has 10Gb-over-Ethernet access

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