Category Archives: SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server)

Adding features to initrd on every mkinitrd call

I came across a situation where I have to specify a specific feature to “mkinitrd” to make the system boot. The scripts won’t autodetect that requirement, so calling “mkinitrd” with the “-f” flag was the way to go. But what … Continue reading

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Learning something new every day…

My IT experience reaches far back into last century’s 80ies, but no matter how deep I delve into the various subjects, there’s always something new to learn, every day. Like this tiny bit of information that I want to share … Continue reading

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slow detection of SAN LUNs

After moving our Xen cluster to new servers, we noticed a strange behavior: While the first VMs would start immediately,  later VMs (having started about 20 VMs) would not come up: The NPIV-configured LUNs couldn’t be attached in Dom0.

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