This section describes how to install StorNext using an RPM-only installation. To perform the install, you will need to use the correct file on the StorNext installation DVD or download for your operating system.
- Log on to the MDC as root. For DVD installations, continue to next step. For installations from downloaded files, change to the directory containing the .bin file and continue to Step 7. If you only have the rpm files, continue to Step 10.
Mount the StorNext installation DVD and change to the DVD root directory.
Note: When you mount a DVD in a Red Hat system, DVDs are mounted by default with a noexec (non-executable) option which prevents you from proceeding with the installation. For complete details on the supported versions of Red Hat, see the StorNext 6 Compatibility Guide.
For Red Hat users only, before proceeding you must remount the DVD by typing:mount -o remount, exec ...
List the installation directories on the DVD. At the command prompt, type:ls -l
Change to the fs_only directory.
Note: Make sure you are in the fs_only directory and not the stornext_full directory. The fs_only directory installs the StorNext File System only.
List the directories in the fs_only directory. At the command prompt, type:ls -l
- Identify the correct .bin file for your operating system and hardware platform. For example, for Red Hat Linux 5 running on an x86 64-bit platform, the file you will use is snfs_full_RedHat50AS_26x86_64.bin.
Launch the install script, where
<file>is the name of the .bin file for your installation. At the command prompt, type:./<file>
The End User License Agreement (EULA) displays.
- Read the EULA. When finished you are asked if you accept.
Type y to accept the EULA and continue.
After you accept the EULA, the client software is extracted to /tmp/stornext (or to another directory if you specified an alternate location; see Verify You Have Enough Space to Extract the Installation Software).
Note: If the directory into which the files are being extracted does already exists or does not have enough space, the installation will fail and you will receive an error message. You will need to identify an alternate location into which to extract the files by entering the following command, where
<snfs_full.bin>is the name of the Linux server installation .bin file, and
<dir>is the directory into which you want to extract the installation files. :# ./<snfs_full.bin> -d <dir>
Quantum recommends that you do not force using an existing directory (by using the
-fcommand) because this could lead to additional problems installing the .rpm files.
Change to the directory into which the files were extracted. The following command uses the default extract location for the files prompt, type:cd /tmp/stornext
Display a list of the installed files. At the prompt, type:ls -l
- Install the required .rpm files in the following order. Use the command
rpm -ivhbefore each package. For example,
rpm -ivh quantum_jansson-<version>.rpm. The files are installed in the directory: /usr/cvfs.