Installing GPFS 3.4 Packages


In this work-in-progress tutorial, I will write how to install the packages and compile portability layer (gpfs.gplbin) for each kernel or  architecture

First thing first, you may have to do a  yum install for ksh and rsh

# yum install ksh rsh compat-libstdc++-33 gcc-c++ imake kernel-devel kernel-headers libstdc++ redhat-lsb

Unpacked the GPFS rpms on the nodes. Remember to unpack the gpfs.base first before installing the gpfs.base update rpm

# rpm -ivh gpfs.base-3.4.0-0.x86_64.rpm
# rpm -ivh gpfs.base-3.4.0-12.x86_64.update.rpm
# rpm -ivh gpfs.docs-3.4.0-12.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh gpfs.gpl-3.4.0-12.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh gpfs.msg.en_US-3.4.0-12.noarch.rpm

Build the portability layer based on your architecture. I’m using CentOS

# cd /usr/lpp/mmfs/src
# make LINUX_DISTRIBUTION=REDHAT_AS_LINUX Autoconfig
# make World
# make InstallImages
# make rpm

The resulting customised package will be placed in  /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64/gpfs.gplbin-2.6.18-164.el5-3.4.0-12.x86_64.rpm

# cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64/gpfs.gplbin-2.6.18-164.el5-3.4.0-12.x86_64.rpm
# rpm -ivh gpfs.gplbin-2.6.18-164.el5-3.4.0-12.x86_64.rpm

Related information:

  1. Adding nodes to a GPFS cluster
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