[RHEL] multipath devices are not created, although can be viewed using the dry-run (-d) option

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  • multipath devices are not created for a given LUN
  • Out of 20 mpath devices only 3 are created, when we use -d option to dry-run I can see all mpath devices.
  • The boot LUN, while multi-pathed, is not shown by multipath
  • The following message is shown in /var/log/messages in those cases that a lun is only seen with the dry-run option or when reloading:
kernel: device-mapper: table: 253:39: multipath: error getting device  
kernel: device-mapper: ioctl: error adding target to tableEnvironment


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • device-mapper-multipath
  • EMC Clariion
  • Hitachi DF600F

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