On RHEL 7.x I observe that the remote filesystems (SAN) does not allow host to come up after reboot. It enters maintenance mode and I've to comment out the entries in /etc/fstab to bring the host up and running.

I've few mount points /etc/fstab created over LVM stack which in turn is laid on iSCSI LUNs.

I guess this is due to systemd introduced from RHEL 7.x onwards. However I'm unable to get remote filesystems mounted after local filesystems. Let me know how/where to specify this ordering?


Got this working by having _netdev as one of the mount options. Also setting use_lvmetad in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf to 1 will bring the VGs/LVs online and mounts work without any issues. I do not observe the host going into maintenance mode after reboot.

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