7.98 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Hangs Examining Storage Devices For Large Number of LUNS

When performing a kickstart installation of Oracle VM Server, the Installer can hang for long periods with the message: "Examining storage devices...". This occurs when a very large number of Fibre Channel LUNs is attached to the server and the kickstart configuration file has not been configured to ignore all disks other than the target installation disk.

To resolve this issue add a line to your kickstart configuration similar to the following:

ignoredisk --only-use=/dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-0:0:0:0        

Change the path of the --only-use parameter to match the target disk that you intend to install to.

See the Oracle VM Installation and Upgrade Guide for more information on this and on kickstart installations.

Bug 17586422