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How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

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The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

Hi Everyone,

I am a total Linux Newbie and this is my first post. I have managed to install SuSE Pro 9.2 on my DL380 G2 but when I tried to install the Linux PSP I get an error message stating that the Kernel version I am running is 2.6 & that the PSP supports the 2.4 Kernel. I also get a message stating that a .xml file is missing too support the hpasm.rpm file.

Any assistance anybody can provide would be great!! Please bare in mind though that i only started using Linux after christmas so I still have a lot to learn.

Many Thanks
The_Tok-Ra
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Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

PSP software uses kernel modules, and kernel modules should be compiled for specific kernel version.

I suggest you to check on HP site if they already have their PSP for Suse 9.
If no, you still may use linux, PSP isn't mandatory.
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

Vitaly Karasik

Many thanks for you response. The reason I wish to install the PSP is because the servers fans run at full speed all the time. I have found that the hpasm module (In the PSP)detects the fan speed and allows spin down during boot.

I have looked on the HP site for an RPM for SLES9 but I can't find one for the G2 version of my server i.e. i386 platform.

I have the server in my spare room & the noise it makes with the fans running at full speed is awfull. This is the newest hpasm file I can find for my machine. As I say though. I can't install this as it is compiled for Kernel 2.4.x-xx.

hpasm-7.1.0-145.sles7.i386.rpm.

Can anyone tell me if the i586.rpm ones designed for the P4 platform would work??

Thanks again.

The Tok-Ra

Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

>Can anyone tell me if the i586.rpm ones >designed for the P4 platform would work??

The problem isn't differant Pentiums, but different kernels.

AFAIK, HP SmartStart disk provides some utility for setting fan speed.
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

Hi Again,

AFAIK, HP SmartStart disk provides some utility for setting fan speed. Sorry but i am very new to the furums pages and don't know what the abreviation AFAIK means. Can you please explain??

I have tried to install several different PSP's from:- The smartstart cd v6.5, v7.00 & v7.10, from the seperate Software Support Pack & Firmware Support Pack, both v7.10 downloaded from HP software support pages.

Still no luck. I'm going to try the latest release PSP v7.11 released on the 29/01/05 but is does state that it only supports the G3 & G4 revisions of the DL380 server & I have a G2 so I doubt that will work either.

With regards to my understanding of the i386 (pentium 3) & i586 (pentium 4) file types. Am I misunderstanding the file types & that the i386 & i586 are for different Kernel versions and nothing to do with the type of processor?

Many thanks & best regards

The_Tok-Ra
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

o.k. I have had a go at installing HP PSP 7.11 on my Dl380 G2. Hereâ s what it spat out on the terminal window.

The HP ProLiant Linux Deployment Utility requires source code
for the kernel-default-2.6.8-24 kernel be available for building and installing
certain drivers included in this bundle.
The directory, /usr/src/linux-2.6.8.SuSE, is either missing, or is empty.

Kernel source code may also be made available via NFS from a
remote system.

Do you wish to continue? [Y] ****************************************************************
HP ProLiant Deployment Utility for Linux
Copyright 2003-2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
****************************************************************
The current log file name is now /var/log/hppldu.log
Please wait while the bundle and component XML files are parsed.



Installation started at Wed Feb 9 22:23:09 2005
with the following command line options:

--NUI

The bundle XML file ./BP000201.xml is not supported on this version of Linux.
No supported Bundle XML files were found.
*******************************************************************************************

ProLiant Support Pack installation has completed.

*******************************************************************************************



Installation completed at Wed Feb 9 22:23:09 2005



Please wait while the HP ProLiant Deployment Utility shuts down...
Error 3: A Bundle XML file to support this version of Linux was not found.

Please consult the www.hp.com website to determine if a supported
Linux PSP is available for this version of Linux.

Restarting HP Server Management Drivers and Agents...Done


((At this point, I looked in the directory, /usr/src and found a file called linux-2.6.8-24-olp (Or something very similar) which I copied & renamed as linux-2.6.8.SuSE & placed it in /usr/src and started the install again))

linux:/home/daboss/Documents/PSP/compaq/csp/linux # ./install711.sh

A necessary graphics library, (/usr/lib/libgtk-1.2.so.0) required by the
HP ProLiant Linux Deployment Utility GUI is not installed on this server.

Accordingly, the Graphical User Interface cannot be used.

The process will continue in Text mode.****************************************************************
HP ProLiant Deployment Utility for Linux
Copyright 2003-2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
****************************************************************
The current log file name is now /var/log/hppldu.log
Please wait while the bundle and component XML files are parsed.



Installation started at Wed Feb 9 22:28:55 2005
with the following command line options:

--NUI

The bundle XML file ./BP000201.xml is not supported on this version of Linux.
No supported Bundle XML files were found.
*******************************************************************************************

ProLiant Support Pack installation has completed.

*******************************************************************************************



Installation completed at Wed Feb 9 22:28:56 2005



Please wait while the HP ProLiant Deployment Utility shuts down...
Error 3: A Bundle XML file to support this version of Linux was not found.

Please consult the www.hp.com website to determine if a supported
Linux PSP is available for this version of Linux.

Restarting HP Server Management Drivers and Agents...Done

linux:/home/daboss/Documents/PSP/compaq/csp/linux #


Can anyone offer any more assistance.

Thanks
The_Tok-
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

1) AFAIK == as far as I know, see for more http://www.acronymfinder.com/
and/or http://www.netlingo.com/

2) i386 is Intel 386 architecture [we have AT, XT, 286, 386, 486, Pentium, ... - right?]
Kernel i586 is suitable for Pentiuum and up,
i686 for Pentium Pro and up

3) in order to receive kernel sources you should install kernel-source-2.6-x.y.z.rpm from one of installation CDs.
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

Vitaly Karasik,

Again may thanks for you help and advice. I now understand the architecture definitions and indeed it has nothing to do with what I thought it did. Thanks also you the link to Netlingo. Most helpful!!

I have now installed the kernel-source-2.6.x.y.z.rpm file and tried a reboot then ran the install again. No change I'm afraid. I still get the following error messages.

The bundle XML file ./BP000201.xml is not supported on this version of Linux.
No supported Bundle XML files were found.

Error 3: A Bundle XML file to support this version of Linux was not found.

Please consult the www.hp.com website to determine if a supported
Linux PSP is available for this version of Linux.

Do I need to run some sort of rpmbuild command to get things to work?

Thanks & best regards
The_Tok-Ra
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

I have gone away & done some more thinking and am now wondering? Since I am trying to install this PSP on SuSE 9.2 and that the install & .xml file was written for installation on SeSE Enterprise server 9, is it possible that the .xml file would need to be modified to include installiation for SuSE 9.2?

Thanks & best regards
The_Tok-Ra
Kai-Uwe Schurig
Valued Contributor
Solution

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

First note that the DL380G2 is not official supported for Linux with kernel 2.6 (like SLES9) according to the certifikation matrix at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/hpLinuxcert.html

Yes, the PSP install script runs only on supported distributions (like SLES 8 or SLES 9), i have no idea how to modify it so it will run on Suse 9.2 professional.

There is a document called "Managing ProLiant servers with Linux - HowTo" at http://53.143.62.80/twiki/pub/DBLinux/HPInfos/management_agents.pdf

The chapter "Manual Installation" describes the installation without the script simply using the rpm's.

Following this instructions you should be able to install the psp on your server.

I strongly recommend you to use a supported os like SLES 8 or SLES 9 (if you prefer Suse) on a certified hardware.

Good Luck and regards,

Kai-Uwe
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

First off, MANY MANY thanks to both Kai-Uwe & Vitaly!! Without the help & support that you have both provided I would have been forced to use Windows server rather than Linux & that would not have been to my liking at all.

Having now followed the Manuall install of the hpasm module, the fans spin down to normal operating speed after boot. HURRAY!!!

Before I close my first thread, I'd like to ask one more question regarding the OS I'm using.

Kai-Uwe,
I am using SuSE 9.2 on my home network server which is only used to allow a quality base to which to connect 8-10 Win2K or XP client machines. (Easier to use for other family members) the entire network is behind a hardwired router with a built in firewall and all the Windows machines (clients) run good quality A/V and firewall software. I have asked friends for advice on which A/V & firewall applications I could use with SuSE but they are just as in the dark regarding these things as I am. Can you offer any recommendations I should try.

Also, you recommended that I install an Enterprise version of SuSE rather than using 9.2. By running 9.2 on my server, am I putting the installed hardware at any risk of damage? Perhaps you were concerned about security issues. Me too!! (see above)

Again, many thanks & very best regards to you both.
The_Tok-Ra

Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

Also, you recommended that I install an Enterprise version of SuSE rather than using 9.2. By running 9.2 on my server, am I putting the installed hardware at any risk of damage?
Enterprise distribution should be more stable and the most important thing - such distributions havea long lifecycle [7 years for RH Enterprise Linux, for example

>Again, many thanks & very best regards to >you both.
So we're waiting for *points*! :-)
The_Tok-Ra
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to install PSP for DL380 G2 Suse Linux 9.2 Kenel 2.6

Many thanks two you both. I have assigned points too you both & I can now close this thread down.

Regards
The_Tok-Ra