Has anyone performed an inventory on a server that is SAN attached ?
Do the drives report as local drives or network drives ?
Do those drives get inventoried ?

What is the impact on the SAN if multiple clustered servers are connected to the same SAN filesystem and attempt to perform their inventories at the same time ?

My concerns are that :
  1. Software inventory might report as multiple installations in the reports where the actual number might only be a single instance.
  2. Disk I/O on the SAN will increase proportionally by the number of servers attempting to perform inventory on this filesystem at the same time.
Any feedback from the user community and/or Novell would be appreciated.