Linux – delete the LUN and remove traces from OS

In my previous article explained about how to delete disk from ASM library. In this article will learn to delete the LUN and remove traces from server. This article applicable for deleting ASM disk, standard partitioned disk and LVM physical volume. These steps works well for Redhat and SUSE.

 

  1. Remove traces of deleted LUN/disk

Note: Be cautious in placing correct device names. Else you end up with data loss and broken server.

Step1: collect kernel device names of LUN

#multipath –ll mpatha
mpatha (360a98000486e616e504a512345678908)
[size=20 GB][features="1 queue_if_no_path"][hwhandler="0"]
\_ round-robin 0 [prio=16][active]
 \_ 3:0:1:24 sdba 67:64   [active][ready]
 \_ 3:0:3:24 sdda 70:128  [active][ready]
 \_ 4:0:2:24 sdga 131:96  [active][ready]
 \_ 4:0:3:24 sdha 133:0   [active][ready]
\_ round-robin 0 [prio=4][enabled]
 \_ 3:0:0:24 sdaa 65:160  [active][ready]
 \_ 3:0:2:24 sdca 68:224  [active][ready]
 \_ 4:0:0:24 sdea 128:32  [active][ready]
 \_ 4:0:1:24 sdfa 129:192 [active][ready]
  • Note down all kernel device names mapped with LUN. Collect device names one per line under file /tmp/device_names.
#cat /tmp/device_names
sdba
sdda
sdga
sdha
sdaa
sdca
sdea
sdfa

Step2: Delete disk partition

#kpartx -d /dev/mapper/mpatha
  • verify disk is deleted
#ls -ltr /dev/mapper/mpatha*

Step3: Remove the device from multipath

  • delete the multipath paths to LUN
#multipath -f mpatha
  • Remove the entry from multipath.conf
#cp –p multipath.conf multipath.conf_bkp
#vi multipath.conf
   (delete the entry associated with WWID which we got 
    from previous step (360a98000486e616e504a512345678908))

Step4: Flush any outstanding I/O to deleted device

  • device names collected from multipath –ll should be used here. Depends upon multipath configuration 4 or 8 device names will be available.
#for i in `cat /tmp/device_names` ; do ; blockdev –flushbufs devices /dev/$i ; done

Step5: Remove path to devices from SCSI subsystem

#for i in `cat /tmp/device_names` ; do ; echo 1 > /sys/block/$i/device/delete ; done

That’s all. At here we deleted the LUN mpatha (360a98000486e616e504a512345678908). Removed all the traces that LUN left from kernel and SCSI subsystem.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Full Name
Email Address
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
RHEL: Bonding network interfaces
Viewed 2220 times since Sat, Jun 2, 2018
Inxi – A Powerful Feature-Rich Commandline System Information Tool for Linux
Viewed 17825 times since Sat, Jun 2, 2018
RHEL: Displaying system info (firmware, serial numbers... )
Viewed 9583 times since Sun, May 27, 2018
CentOS / RHEL : Configure yum automatic updates with yum-cron service
Viewed 2713 times since Fri, Oct 26, 2018
LVM basic
Viewed 1224 times since Sat, Jun 2, 2018
Używanie rsync poprzez Secure Shell
Viewed 38499 times since Thu, May 24, 2018
RHEL: Remove existing SAN LUNs
Viewed 12612 times since Sat, Jun 2, 2018
Split and Reassemble files
Viewed 2220 times since Mon, May 28, 2018
Deskshare TLS over Stunnel
Viewed 1610 times since Fri, Sep 28, 2018
LVM: Move allocated PE between Physical Volumes
Viewed 2047 times since Sat, Jun 2, 2018