Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

Installing Disk Device Drivers During the AMP Install

The basic AMP ISO install image includes many Linux hardware drivers for most common hardware configurations. However, some newer hardware, in particular newer RAID array chipsets and/or adapter cards, and some more recent SAS drive chipsets and/or adapters, may require you to install vender-provided device drivers before the AMP will recognize the install disk(s). To run the AMP install with the option to include hardware device drivers, type the following command at the AMP install prompt:

install dd text

Most hardware venders provide both Linux RPM files and floppy disk image files to install hardware device drivers. For installing AMP on a new server, use vender-provided floppy disk images, sometimes called *.img files. Note that the current version of AMP -- AMP 5.1.6 as of the time of this article is based on CentOS 4.3. This version of CentOS is equivalent to Red Hat Enterprise 4.3, so if a vender supplies multiple device driver files for your hardware, choose the driver that works with Red Hat 4.3.

On Windows, you can use many shareware and/or freeware utilities to write floppy disk image files. One Windows floppy disk image writing application weve had success with is WinImage 8.10:

http://www.winimage.com/

If you do not have access to a floppy drive, you can usually use software like WinImage to extract device driver files from the floppy image and place these files on a CD-ROM or a USB flash drive. Then, during the AMP install, when youre prompted for the device driver source, choose the source corresponding to the location of the device driver files.

Once youve installed your systems hardware device drivers, continue the AMP install as normal. Note that some venders offer RPMs to support Linux applications to manage certain hardware features, such as RAID array monitoring/rebuilding software, and you may want to install these vender-supplied RPMs after installing AMP. Your hardware vender should provide software and documentation for completing these types of post-install application tasks.
The basic AMP ISO install image includes many Linux hardware drivers for most common hardware configurations. However, some newer hardware, in particular newer RAID array chipsets and/or adapter cards, and some more recent SAS drive chipsets and/or adapters, may require you to install vender-provided device drivers before the AMP will recognize the install disk(s). To run the AMP install with the option to include hardware device drivers, type the following command at the AMP install prompt:

install dd text

Most hardware venders provide both Linux RPM files and floppy disk image files to install hardware device drivers. For installing AMP on a new server, use vender-provided floppy disk images, sometimes called *.img files. Note that the current version of AMP -- AMP 5.1.6 as of the time of this article is based on CentOS 4.3. This version of CentOS is equivalent to Red Hat Enterprise 4.3, so if a vender supplies multiple device driver files for your hardware, choose the driver that works with Red Hat 4.3.

On Windows, you can use many shareware and/or freeware utilities to write floppy disk image files. One Windows floppy disk image writing application weve had success with is WinImage 8.10:

http://www.winimage.com/

If you do not have access to a floppy drive, you can usually use software like WinImage to extract device driver files from the floppy image and place these files on a CD-ROM or a USB flash drive. Then, during the AMP install, when youre prompted for the device driver source, choose the source corresponding to the location of the device driver files.

Once youve installed your systems hardware device drivers, continue the AMP install as normal. Note that some venders offer RPMs to support Linux applications to manage certain hardware features, such as RAID array monitoring/rebuilding software, and you may want to install these vender-supplied RPMs after installing AMP. Your hardware vender should provide software and documentation for completing these types of post-install application tasks.

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