StrataDOC (Linux Version): Release 184.108.40.206
This document contains supplemental information for ftServer System Software for the Linux Operating System, Release 220.127.116.11. It was published on September 31, 2010.
For general release information, see the Release Notes: Stratus ftServer System Software for the Linux Operating System (R005L-11) or the complete set of documentation for ftServer System Software for the Linux Operating System, Release 6.0.3.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Information
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux™, Release 5.5 is now supported for use with ftServer System Software for the Linux Operating System, Release 18.104.22.168.
MINIMUM KERNEL: kernel-2.6.18-194.11.1.el5
Minimum Firmware Required for ftSys 22.214.171.124
Please update your firmware levels to the following revisions when running ftSys 126.96.36.199 or above.
CPU BIOS: 3.1.19
The new BIOS and BMC firmware are available on the ftSys 188.8.131.52 installation CDROM. The new VTM firmware is updated when the lsb-ft-vtm_fw RPM is installed, for systems having a Virtual Technician Module.
For instructions on updating firmware, see the Stratus ftServer System Software: Installation for Linux Systems (R013L) manual. Follow instructions in the "Updating ftServer System Firmware" section of this manual.
Revision Checking for BIOS and BMC Firmware
During an upgrade install.sh will check BIOS and BMC revisions and if not at the minimum revision will exit with comments that an upgrade of the BIOS, BMC, or both is required.
During a clean install or upgrade, ft-retrieveChipsetDumps warns of below-revision firmware for the BIOS and BMC in the
Using a RHEL 5.5 Rescue CD
To boot up from a rescue CD, you will need to add mem=2000M to the boot command.
# boot: linux rescue mem=2000M nmi_watchdog=0 nosoftlockup piix.intel_via_libata=1
Use of Uppermem in
Before you can obtain Red Hat updates, your system must be registered with Red Hat and have entitlement on the Red Hat Network (RHN) server. Enter the command
After you have enabled Stratus updates (as explained below), you can use either Software Updater or the
To use the
If your site has configured the ASN for inbound service connections, then to obtain Stratus updates: (1) enable the two Stratus-provided repositories.
If your site has not chosen to configure the ASN for inbound service connections, to obtain Stratus updates, you must then: (1) enable the two Stratus-provided repositories; and (2) provide the ASN connection information in the
The next two subsections tell how to perform these two configuration tasks.
To enable the Stratus-provided repositories, you may either use a text editor to modify the repository description files; or may use the Package Manager application to enable these files.
After you install ftSSS, two Stratus repository description files are available at:
Each of these files contains the line:
Use a text editor (e.g., vim(1) or emacs(1)) to change enabled=0 to enabled=1 in both files. Save this change to each file; do not change any other lines in the files.
Applications -> Add/Remove Software
In the Repositories window, check the boxes next to Stratus and Stratus-debuginfo repositories to enable them; then click Close.
Back in the Package Manager window, the left-hand scoll box should now show Fault Tolerance and Fault Tolerance debuginfo items. If these groupings do not show up, click the List tab; then click the Browse tab to refresh the display.
If you have configured the ASN software to accept inbound service connections, the Software Updater will automatically use this ASN configuration information to grant access to Stratus updates. No further action is needed.
If you choose not to configure the ASN software to accept inbound server connections, but you do wish to receive Stratus updates by Internet, then you must still generate an ASN configuration file for your site (a Configssn.ini file); data in this file is used to authenticate your right to access Stratus updates.
See the Stratus Active Service Network Configuration Guide (R072) for information on creating that file and downloading it to your site:
In the ActiveService Network Configuration Overview chapter, follow instructions in the section titled: Using the ASM Manager Web Site to Configure ASN Support.
Use data from the Configssn.ini file, as follows:
grep -E 'siteID|pppPassword' Configssn.ini
Update the line: ft_user = ASN, by replacing "ASN" with the value in the siteID line of the preceding output.
Update the line: ft_password = ASN, by replacing ASN with the value displayed in the pppPassword of the preceding output.
Save changes to this plugin configuration file, and exit the editor. You have now enabled the Stratus repositories, and provided authentication information to permit access to the Stratus updates.