4.2.4. Blacklist Exceptions

4.2.4. Blacklist Exceptions

You can use the blacklist_exceptions section of the configuration file to enable multipathing on devices that have been blacklisted by default. For example, by default, devices with vendor = "IBM" and product = "S/390.*" are blacklisted since usually DASD devices are used for local storage. If you do need to enable multipathing on these devices, uncomment the following lines in the configuration file:

blacklist_exceptions {
       device {
               vendor  "IBM"
               product "S/390.*"
       }
}

When specifying devices in the blacklist_exceptions section of the configuration file, you must specify the exceptions in the same way they were specified in the blacklist. For example, a WWID exception will not apply to devices specified by a devnode blacklist entry, even if the blacklisted device is associated with that WWID. Similarly, devnode exceptions apply only to devnode entries, and device exceptions apply only to device entries.


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