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hpasm on RH9.0

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pauljtester
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hpasm on RH9.0

I'm trying to install hpasm (Server Manager) on a RH9 box, however, the latest supported version of hpasm is for 8.0. This means (so I've gathered) that I need to install and compile my own kernel. I struggled through that ordeal and almost got the hpasm to install, but it's still complaining that the cpasm module is not installed when I try to run cpqimlview. I don't know how to go about installing just that mod; especially because when I 'slocate' or 'modprobe -l' it doesn't find the cpqasm mod.

My question then is: how do I A) get the cpqasm mod and B) once I get it, do I just insmod to install it?

Thanks in advance
P
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

RedHat 8 was the last of the Professional distributions that were supported.
pauljtester
Occasional Contributor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

David -
Thanks for the response. I realize that RH8 was the last supported version for hpasm (as mentioned in the question) however, I was searching for someone who has tried installing it on a 9.0 box.

Perhaps I should have phrased the question differently; my fundamental problem is the fan speed is running higher than need be (even after I set it to default on low in the BIOS). The hpasm kicks the fan speed down to a *very* low level if the server isn't running hot. I was told the hpasm tool kit is the only way to decrease the fan speed on a DL320. It's a new machine so we'd like to put 9.0 on it rather than 8.0. Is there no way to run 9.0 on a DL320 then?

Cheers,
P
Edmund White
Frequent Advisor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

You're better off installing Redhat 8 or RHEL 3. That way, you have the hpasm monitoring and such. I prefer 8 on all of my servers since I don't think RHEL 3 is a good product.
Jeroen Peereboom
Honored Contributor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

Paul,

I don't know if this is going to help you, but maybe...

I recently installed the Proliant Support Pack 7.00 for Red Hat AS 2.1. I installed it using hppldu (command install700.sh). I had some problems (to be found in this forum) since my kernel ('2.4.9 errata 34) is newer than the supported version (e27). Eventually I had to install one newer RPM because of a faulty kernel.h file.

I needed to build the PSP package, not the kernel. Even worse, if I change the kernel Oracle (and HP?) won't support me anymore.

I heard Red Hat AS3.0 is based on Red Hat 9. Did you download the PSP 7.0 for Red Hat EL 3.0? That seems the right version to start with.

I did not try cpqimlview (I must even admit I didn't know it exists.)

cpqasm will be called hpasm by now?
hpasm is started manually or at boot time. Need hpasm activate first.
I do not think it is a module.
I'll check it later today.

JP.
Jeroen Peereboom
Honored Contributor
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Re: hpasm on RH9.0

L.S.

I do not have any lines in modules.conf referring to hp or compaq asm.

Below is output when I start hpasm:
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[root@expjp02 etc]# /etc/init.d/hpasm start
casmd: hp ProLiant Advanced Server Management Monitoring . . .
cevtd: hp ProLiant Event Logging daemon started . . .
Advanced Server Management drivers have been enabled.
Starting Foundation Agents (cmafdtn): cmapeerd cmahostd cmathreshd
Starting SNMP Peer (cmapeerd):
Starting Host agent (cmahostd):
Starting Threshold agent (cmathreshd):

Starting Server Agents (cmasvr): cmastdeqd cmahealthd
Starting Standard Equipment agent (cmastdeqd):
Starting Health agent (cmahealthd):

Starting HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm): cpqci cpqriisd cmasm2d cmarackd
Starting cpqci:[ OK ]
Starting cpqriisd:[ OK ]
Starting RIB agent (cmasm2d):
Starting Rack agent (cmarackd):

Starting Storage Agents (cmastor): All agents
Starting Storage peer (cmastorpeerd):
Starting Storage Event Logger (cmaeventd):
Starting IDA agent (cmaidad):
Starting FCA agent (cmafcad):
Starting IDE agent (cmaided):
Starting SCSI agent (cmascsid):

Starting NIC Agents (cmanic): All agents
Starting NIC Agent Daemon (cmanicd): [ OK ]

hpasm: Server Management is enabled
============
============

I must admit I have lines in /var/log/messages about modprobe unable to load modules block-major-X (72-79, 105-111). So maybe you're right about the modules.

Hope this is of some help to you.

JP.
Jeroen Peereboom
Honored Contributor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

Final remark (sorry if all my remarks aren't any help for you): the messages about block-major-xxx seem to be harmless according to some other threads.

JP
pauljtester
Occasional Contributor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

Thanks for the responses. Here is the output I receive:

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[root@myserver root]# /etc/init.d/hpasm start

The hp ProLiant Event Logging Driver is not available
for this Linux kernel: 2.4.20-8

Looking for sources to build 2.4.20-8
ls: /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/build: No such file or directory

FAILURE: Not able to rebuild on this kernel!
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/build does not exist
This is an indication that the sources for this kernel (2.4.20-8) are not loaded.
Please load the appropriate sources to rebuild module.

===========
Because this wasn't working, I tried it on a different box and recompilied my own kernel and hpasm actually seems to start, but from that one I get the following errors:

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[root@RHtstsvr root]# /etc/init.d/hpasm start
mknod: wrong number of arguments
Try `mknod --help' for more information.
mknod: wrong number of arguments
[output clipped]...
... (20 lines of the same)
mknod: wrong number of arguments
Try `mknod --help' for more information.
casmd: Cannot open /dev/casm, hp ProLiant System Management Driver disabled!
cevtd: hp ProLiant Event Logging daemon started . . .
Advanced Server Management drivers have been enabled.
Starting Foundation Agents (cmafdtn): cmapeerd cmahostd cmathreshd
Starting SNMP Peer (cmapeerd):
Starting Host agent (cmahostd):
Starting Threshold agent (cmathreshd):

Starting Server Agents (cmasvr): cmastdeqd cmahealthd
Starting Standard Equipment agent (cmastdeqd):
Starting Health agent (cmahealthd):

hpasm: Server Management is enabled
========

And while the last line says the Server Management is enabled, when I try the cpqimlview, it does not work saying the mod isn't installed - true according to 'lsmod'

I will look into PSP 7.00 and see if that helps at all. Otherwise, I fear I have no other choice but to revert back to RH 8.0. Thanks for all your assistance.
Regards,
P
Jeroen Peereboom
Honored Contributor

Re: hpasm on RH9.0

There is no need to compile and build the kernel. You need the kernel source rpm installed and build the hp stuff only.

JP.