How to add a new iscsi volume to Redhat 4 without rebooting

System is virtual RedHat 4 Elsmp on VMWare. I have a new volume created and attached to the virtual server - RH4 ELsmp.  Is there a way to get the virtual OS to recognize the new disk so I can run fdisk etc then mount the new volume?
Bstafford51Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Login using root and run the command "kudzu"

kudzu detects and configures new and/or changed hardware on a system. When started, kudzu detects the current hardware, and checks it against a database stored in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf, if one exists. It then determines if any hardware has been added or removed from the system. If so, it gives the users the opportunity to configure any added hardware, and unconfigure any removed hardware. It then updates the database in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.  

More info - http://linux.die.net/man/8/kudzu
0
Bstafford51Author Commented:
That did not work. I've attached the fdisk -l and hwconf files
hwconf071509.txt
fdisk071509.txt
0
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Which VMware Product are you using ? Workstation, Server or ESX ?
0
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

Bstafford51Author Commented:
ESC 3.5
0
Bstafford51Author Commented:
typo - ESX 3.5
0
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
The fdisk.txt shows Six HDDs. Have you attached Six VMDK files to the Virtual Machine ?

Also have you added the new VMDK file to the VM ?
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Bstafford51Author Commented:
Yes. That the issue. the vmdk is added to the VM but fdisk -l will not see the disk until a server reboot. After reboot all works fine. I have been trying to find a solution for this for a year. In RH3 I could do the the ech0 "scsi add-single0device etc. but that does not work in RH4. there has go to be a way. The VMWare web sit ehas no answer.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.