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Hitachi Compute Blade Series
OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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  • Page 1 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Document Organization Product Version Getting Help Contents MK-99COM141-01...
  • Page 2 Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd., reserves the right to make changes to this document at any time without notice and assumes no responsibility for its use. This document contains the most current information available at the time of publication.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Precautions for OS installation on LPAR manager ..........2-2 Before installation ..................2-3 Installation steps ................... 2-3 Restrictions ....................2-9 Setting up after installation ................. 2-15 Setup procedure ..................2-15 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 4 Setting up after installation on LPAR ............. 2-19 3 Utilities ..................... 3-1 Installing Utilities ....................3-2 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 5: Preface

    2000 series. Notice: The use of Compute Blade 2500 series, 500 series, 2000 series, and all other Hitachi Data Systems products is governed by the terms of your agreement(s) with Hitachi Data Systems. This preface includes the following information: □...
  • Page 6: Intended Audience

    Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series manuals Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series EFI User's Guide, MK-91CB500024 ¢ Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series Logical partitioning manager User's ¢ Guide, MK-91CB500068 Preface Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 7: Document Conventions

    This document uses the following typographic conventions: Convention Description Bold Indicates text on a window, other than the window title, including menus, menu options, buttons, fields, and labels. Example: Click OK. Preface Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 8: Convention For Storage Capacity Values

    Physical storage capacity values (for example, disk drive capacity) are calculated based on the following values: Physical capacity unit Value 1 kilobyte (KB) 1,000 (10 ) bytes viii Preface Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 9: Getting Help

    Getting Help The Hitachi Data Systems customer support staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need technical support, log on to the Hitachi Data Systems Portal for contact information: https://portal.hds.com. Comments Please send us your comments on this document: doc.comments@hds.com.
  • Page 10 Preface Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 11: Installation Overview

    Installation Overview This chapter describes installation overview for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. □ Overview □ Before installation Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 12: Overview

    Note: In the case of CB 520H A1/B1/B2, CB 520A A1, and CB 540A A1/B1 For how to install RHEL6.5 or earlier, see Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In the case of CB 2000 For how to install RHEL6.5 or earlier, see Hitachi Compute Blade 2000...
  • Page 13: Before Installation

    Inserting the installation DVD Insert the Installation DVD into the CD/DVD drive of the system console. Activating the remote console Activate the console in the following steps: Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 14 Click Resources tab on the menu screen; then, click a server blade, on which to install the OS. Click the Condition tab; then, click Server Blade Action then, click Start remote console. This opens the Logon screen. Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 15: Preparing Virtual Drive For Cb 2000

    LPARs. Tip: A warning message may appear when the remote console is started. The message varies with the Java VM version. For details, see Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series Remote Console User's Guide, or Hitachi Compute Blade 2500 Series Getting Started Guide.
  • Page 16: Backing Up Necessary Files

    OS as necessary. Setting up EFI for CB 2500/500 Set the boot device configuration as the EFI initial setting. See Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series EFI User's Guide,or Hitachi Compute Blade 2500 Series UEFI Setup Guide that you need.
  • Page 17: Other Preparations For Logical Partitioning Enabled

    LPAR manager CB 500 CB 520H The firmware version A0125 or The version 01-0x or A1/B1 later later CB 520H B2 The version 01-6x or later Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 18 Select a LPAR manager firmware, initialize LPAR manager, activate LPAR manager, and then, save the LPAR creation and configuration data. For details, see Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series Server Blade Setup Guide, Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 19 For details, see Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series Logical partitioning manager User's Guide, or Hitachi Compute Blade 2500 Series Logical partitioning manager User Guide or Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 User's Guide. Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 20 DELAY TIME, which is the parameter that controls the operation of the FC-SW module, although it may not work in some cases. For details, see Hitachi Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter User's Guide (BIOS/EFI). 1-10 Installation Overview Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 21: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 This chapter describes installation procedure for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. □ Supported Kernel □ OS Installation □ Setting up after installation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 22: Supported Kernel

    Setting up after installation on LPAR on page 2-19. For how to install drivers for Emulex devices, see Hitachi Compute Blade Emulex Adapter User's Guide for Driver. OS Installation This section describes how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with the Driver &...
  • Page 23: Before Installation

    Click Install system with basic video driver, and press Tab on the Legacy boot system; press a key on the EFI boot system. [Legacy boot mode] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 24 [EFI boot mode] For CB2500/500 When the boot option appears, add dd blacklist=isci to the end. [Legacy boot mode] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 25 [EFI boot mode] For CB2000 Press the [Tab] key to display options, and type "dd". Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 26 The message, Do you have a driver disk? is displayed, and then click Yes. The following window is displayed. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 27 Insert the Installation DVD in the DVD drive. Check Mapped in the virtual media console dialog box. Click No on the window in step 8. Follow the wizard to continue the installation. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 28 Storage Client]. Do not check [FCoE Storage Client] on the following window in installation. If you continue to install the OS with [FCoE Storage Client] checked, the installation may not be completed. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 29: Restrictions

    When you installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5/6.6, there are cases where Call Trace is taken. However, this will not affect system operation. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 30 2-15. Deleting boot options: Press any key when the following boot loader message appears. Press E key when the following window appears. 2-10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 31 Boot option setting menu appears. Delete "intel_iommu=on" and "amd_iommu=on" from the boot option, and press Enter. Enter B key when the following window appears. 2-11 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 32 System Log Messages related to mcelog The following messages may be dumped in the system log (/var/log/ messages). They do not affect the behavior. 2-12 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 33 If the shared NICs/virtual NICs are not recognized as network devices after starting the OS first time, retry restarting the OS. Network You cannot bond virtual NICs and physical NICs with hbonding/bonding. 2-13 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 34 When tboot package is installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the following message may be displayed at OS boot. Operation is not affected. Message TBOOT: Error: write TPM error: 0xX 2-14 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 35: Setting Up After Installation

    Example: To disabling two LAN controllers Add the following line to /sbin//ifup-pre-local file on condition that the OS recognizes them as network devices eht0 and eth1. 2-15 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 36 Add or edit the following line to set the console log level to 3. By changing the level, you can avoid the console overload, which can result in significant deterioration of applications or in Linux hang-up. 2-16 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 37 "Hitachi_workaroud/elx/lpfc" folder to a folder. Grant execute permission for "elpfc_install.sh" in the copied folder. The following shows an example of mounting "/media/cdrom" folder and copying "/ root" folder. 2-17 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 38: Installing Utilities

    Updating drivers You can confirm the driver version using the following command. #modinfo driver name Download and utilize the latest driver. Updating kernel 2-18 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 39: Setting Up After Installation On Lpar

    Kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf Add the following: (For EFI boot, /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/ nmi_watchdog=0 grub.conf) vga=792 Delete the following: quiet rhgb Add the following: nmi_watchdog=0 2-19 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 40 LAN driver Intel 10 Gbps Ethernet Emulex 10 Gbps Ethernet be2net LAN driver Emulex 10 Gbps Ethernet be2net LAN driver VF NIC 2-20 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 41 Be sure to configure offload settings according to the procedure in Case a, b, or c. Using shared NIC and virtual NIC 2-21 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 42 Using Intel ® 1 Gbps Ethernet or Broadcom 1 Gbps Ethernet as dedicated NIC Using Intel ® 10 Gbps Ethernet as dedicated NIC 2-22 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 43 Note: Do not use NetworkManager service. When NetworkManager service is started, it has been shown that the following problem occurred. DNS server information registered in /etc/resolv.conf may be deleted. 2-23 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 44 If you use the remote console, move the string before the line "title Red Hat Enterprise Linux (2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64)" without commenting out the string. In 2-24 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 45 For CB 2500/500, add "vga=792" as well if LPAR manager version is 01-60 or later. The following shows an example of grub.conf setting for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5: 2-25 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 46 Note: Do not use "hashdist=1 mem=mem=1024G" command in the Kernel parameter because using the option can cause the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 boot fail. 2-26 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 47 Installation using the Driver & Utility CD adds and updates some drivers. The following case, however, requires installing additional drivers. To connect Hitachi disk array subsystem using the hfcldd driver, reinstall the driver in the Driver & Utility CD attached to the HITACHI Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter. Updating drivers Installation using the Driver &...
  • Page 48 You can get memory dump even if a kernel panic occurs. For details of Hard Reset, see Hitachi Compute Blade 500 Series Remote Console User's Guide, or Hitachi Compute Blade 2500 Series Getting Started Guide.
  • Page 49 Utilities This section describes installation procedures of utilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. □ Installing Utilities Utilities Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 50 For the detail of installation, see the manual of each utility in the Flash Memory in the server chassis. Note: Install packages (library) required for each utility before installing the utility by referring to the each manual. Utilities Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Page 51 Hitachi Compute Blade Series OS Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
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