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SAN booting

SAN booting is the general term for booting a Linux host from a storage system LUN instead of an internal hard disk. SAN booting uses a SAN-attached disk, such as a LUN configured on a storage controller, as a boot device for a host.

Note: SAN booting is not supported with Oracle VM.
A SAN boot LUN provides the following advantages:

For information about the configurations that are supported for SAN boot LUNs, see the Interoperability Matrix.