The ESI Linux Adapter enables storage administrators to use ESI to manage Linux hosts.
This adapter has the following prerequisites:
Red Hat version 6.1 and SUSE Linux version 11 is installed on the Linux server. These versions were tested with ESI, however, later versions might also work.
ESI uses the standard SSH network connection to communicate with Linux. Confirm that the SSH port 22 is open on the Linux client system.
For SCSI operations with ESI, confirm the following is installed on the Linux server:
The SCSI sg3-utils tool set component
The optional, open SCSI component with the iSCSI protocol
The ESI Linux Adapter is installed by default with ESI. However, if you changed the default during your installation of ESI, then reinstall ESI and confirm that the Linux Adapter is selected in the InstallShield Wizard Setup window. Prerequisites and Installing ESI provide system prerequisites and installation instructions for the ESI host system.