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Stopping DM-Multipath

When you want to stop DM-Multipath on the Linux host, you should stop the affected services.


  1. Unmount all the file systems on the LUNs.
  2. Flush the DM-Multipath devices: multipath -F
  3. Stop the multipath daemon:
    If you are using... Enter the following command...
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 series and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 series systemctl stop multipathd
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 series and 5 series /etc/init.d/multipathd stop
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 10 series /etc/init.d/multipathd stop and/etc/init.d/boot.multipath stop