This article will cover the process of installing and initially configuring the hardware and software required to run the CSL SAN.
This setup assumes that you have a multipath-capable SAS storage array and at least two servers and the requisite HBAs and cables to connect the array to the servers. You will also need a third server to serve as a dummy node in the cluster to break ties. See the main SAN article for details on the hardware currently used in the CSL.
Install and update the servers that you will be using in the SAN. You will need a total of three systems, at least two of which should be as close to identical as reasonable. For detailed instructions on installing systems with the CSL Gentoo Server image, see the Gentoo_Server_Install guide.