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HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

 
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EVRAS
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HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

Hi.
Is it possible to install HP SIM on a non commercial version of Linux?
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fred Passeron
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Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

Hi there

http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/dl_linux.html

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for x86 with Update 1, AMD64 and EM64T with Update 1
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for x86 with Update 3, AMD64 and EM64T with Update 3
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 x86 with Update 6, AMD64 and EM64T with Update 6
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 x86 with Update 5, AMD64 and EM64T with Update 5
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86, AMD64 and EM64T
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for x86 with Service Pack 1, AMD64 and EM64T with Service Pack 1
- SUSE Linux Server 9 for x86 with Service Pack 4, AMD64 and Intel EM64T with Service Pack 4
- SUSE Linux Server 9 for x86 with Service Pack 4, AMD64 and Intel EM64T with Service Pack 3
this is the list of supported Linux OSs.

I have never tested it on non commercial version of Linux, I don't know whether checks are being performed at the begining of the installation.

Nothing prevent you from trying,however, keep in mind that in terms of support you are completly off tracks.

Which OS are you willing to try ?

regards

fred
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
EVRAS
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

Hi again.
Iâ m a windows admin in my daily work so i donâ t have any linux preferences.
Can you recommend any candidates?
My plan is to create a virtual ESXi appliance for trivial hardware monitoring. E.g. Disks, Fans etc.
Making a virtual machine monitor the host it resides on must sound stupid â but it is only meant to catch pre-failures and other minor hardware error / information.

David Claypool
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

CentOS is probably your best bet as it is derived from RHEL. You'll probably have to follow the instructions for a manual install so as to bypass the version checking. And, as Fred says above, you won't be able to contact HP Support with any problems...
EVRAS
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

Okay thanks for your reply - Ill try it on CentOs 5.4 - Im all clear about the lack of support!
EVRAS
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

Hi again.
I've installed CentOS 5.4 and after that I followed this guide:
http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18696

And surprise surprise - that did the trick!
I've just logged in on the magic blue website :-)

Next is to see if everything works like expected.

A little note on the guide: I didn't receive the error that's was described!
hesam
Advisor

Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

hi evras
i have centos5.4 but when i log in with hp home page it does not show me the system type like dl360g4 it show me NULL and show me no item do u have any suggestion ?
EVRAS
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP SIM on non commercial Linux - posible?

Hi.
I actually installed it on a virtual machine so i really dont have a clue - sorry :-(