NEC Storage PathManager for Linux Kernel Updates - Support Status
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The following shows a list of kernel versions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 supported by NEC Storage PathManager 6.3 for Linux or the later versions.
(In the following sections, NEC Storage PathManager is referred to as PathManager, and Red Had Enterprise Linux is referred to as RHEL.)
This describes the "PathManager Kernel Support List" where defining a list of PathManager supported kernels that can be used in PathManager 6.3 for Linux and the later versions, and how to download. And, the application method is also described in this contents.
Kernel Version List supported by PathManager for Linux
The latest PathManager Kernel Support Status see the following files.
About the PathManager Kernel Support List
The PathManager Kernel Support List is a file where PathManager supported kernels are listed and defined.
In PathManager 6.3 for Linux and the later versions, a function has been provided to expand PathManager supported kernel versions by applying an updated PathManager Kernel Support List to servers. Accordingly, new kernels can be supported by using your existing installation media, however it is depending on the kernel versions.
The latest PathManager Kernel Support List can be downloaded from the following URL:
How to apply the PathManager Kernel Support List
Follow the steps below to apply the PathManager Kernel Support List:
1. Download the PathManager Kernel Support List (suppportlist.tar.gz).
Click the link to "supportlist.tar.gz" written in the "About the PathManager Kernel Support List" of this contents, and download the file.
2. Transfer "supportlist.tar.gz" to the server where the PathManager is installed.
Using SSH or FTP, etc., transfer the downloaded "supportlist.tar.gz" to Linux servers where the PathManager is installed.
3. Apply the "supportlist.tar.gz" to the Linux servers.
With "root" authority, expand the "supportlist.tar.gz" file by the tar command, then apply the supportlist.
|The tar command image is as shown below:
|# tar zxvf supportlist.tar.gz -C /
|Example of command execution when the supportlist is transferred to the directory /work
|# cd /work
# tar zxvf supportlist.tar.gz -C /
4. Confirm if the supportlist is correctly applied.
By using the head command with the root authority, confirm the file revision of /opt/nec/sps/supportlist.
|# head -1 /opt/nec/sps/supportlist
The file revision is corresponding to the value X displayed in the "SUPPORTLIST_REV=X".
If the /opt/nec/sps/supportlist is not existed, or if the value X of SUPPORTLIST_REV=X is not corresponding to the file revision of downloaded PathManager Kernel Support List, the application of supportlist may have been failed.
In this case, as there is a possibility that the steps described in the above step 3 "Apply the "supportlist.tar.gz" to the Linux" servers may have not correctly been applied, confirm the step again and execute the step 3.
5. Install PathManager to the Linux server.
Execute the installation script included in the PathManager installation media with the root authority, and then install the PathManager to the Linux server.
For detailed installation procedures, refer to the installation guide packaged in the PathManager installation media.