When using device-mapper-multipath, the devices appear in three different places. Which device should I use for creating logical volumes?

Updated 2014-11-18T05:41:11+00:00

Issue

  • When  using device-mapper-multipath, the devices appear in three different  places. Which device should I use for creating Physical Volumes for the Volume Groups and Logical Volumes?

  • multipath /dev/dm-x names are getting changed after reboot, dm-x device names are not remaining persistent across system reboots.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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