Scan for new disk without rebooting Linux server

March 6, 2015

After you add a new disk on a Red Hat Linux server you can scan for the new disk without rebooting.

List the number of scsi host controllers

ls /sys/class/scsi_host
host0 host1 host2

Run this command to to scan each host0, host1 and host2

echo “- – -” /sysc/class/scsi_host/host0

Alternatively you can do all the above with this one line script

ls /sys/class/scsi_host/ | while read host; do echo “- – -“> /sys/class/scsi_host/$host/scan; done

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