This section provides the procedure for installing N1 System Manager 1.3 software on the management server for the first time.
If N1 System Manager 1.2 is installed on your management server, upgrade your management server to version1.3 as described in Chapter 3, Upgrading the Sun N1 System Manager Software.
If N1 System Manager 1.1 is installed on your management server, you must first upgrade to N1 System Manager 1.2 before you can upgrade to version 1.3.
The N1 System Manager software installation process might require up to two hours to complete depending on your network configuration.
Dedicate the management server only to N1 System Manager software. Do not install other applications on the management server.
Log in as root to the N1 System Manager management server.
Change directory to the N1 System Manager installation source.
If you are installing from the N1 System Manager DVD, change directory as follows.
Solaris SPARC-based management server:
# cd /cdrom/n1_system_mngr/Solaris_sparc/Product/installer
Solaris x86-based management server:
# cd /cdrom/n1_system_mngr/Solaris_x86/Product/installer
Linux x86-based management server:
# cd /cdrom/n1_system_mngr/Linux_x86/Product/installer
If you are installing from an N1 System Manager installation ISO image, substitute your mount point directory name for /cdrom in the path names.
Type ./install to start the installation process
The Software Evaluation Agreement appears.
Choose whether to accept the agreement and continue installation.
Read the agreement carefully. Type y to continue installation, or type n to exit the installation.
When you continue installation, the installation script checks for required Perl modules. When this process completes, the N1SM Installer process checks whether a prior version of N1 System Manager 1.2 is installed on your management server.
If version 1.2 is installed, the installation process displays the following message and then exits.
Version 1.2 is already installed Invoke installer with -u option to upgrade
If the above message is displayed, upgrade your management server as described in Chapter 3, Upgrading the Sun N1 System Manager Software
The appearance of the N1SM Installer menu and the components installed by the N1SM installer depend on the operating system installed on the management server as shown by the following examples.
Solaris 10 Based Management Server
N1SM Installer (version 1.3 on SunOS) 1. Install OS packages. [Not Completed] 2. Install Expect. [Not Completed] 3. Install IPMI tool. [Not Completed] 4. Install JDK 1.5. [Not Completed] 5. Install service provisioning components. [Not Completed] 6. Install OS provisioning components. [Not Completed] 7. Copy DHCP configuration file. [Not Completed] 8. Install user interface components. [Not Completed] 9. Install service container components. [Not Completed] 10. Install N1 System Manager. [Not Completed] Non-interactive install in progress Executing current step: Install OS packages...
Linux Based Management Server
N1SM Installer (version 1.3 on Linux) 1. Check that required RPM packages are present. [Not Completed] 2. Install IPMI tool. [Not Completed] 3. Install JDK 1.5. [Not Completed] 4. Install Python. [Not Completed] 5. Install service provisioning components. [Not Completed] 6. Install OS provisioning components. [Not Completed] 7. Copy DHCP configuration file. [Not Completed] 8. Install user interface components. [Not Completed] 9. Install service container components. [Not Completed] 10. Install N1 System Manager. [Not Completed] Non-interactive install in progress.
The installation process runs each step in sequence. When a step completes successfully, the status of the step is updated to Completed.
If a step fails, you are notified, and the status remains Not Completed or is changed to Partially Run. Exit the installation process and examine the log file /var/tmp/installer.log.latest to determine the cause of the failure. Correct the problem and then run the installation process again.
You are informed when the installation process completes, and are then prompted to run the configuration utility:
N1SM installation is complete Run the n1smconfig utility to configure N1SM.
If you have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3.0 AS Update 2, Update 3, or Update 4 on the management server and have installed RPMs other than those from RHEL 3.0 AS Update 2 through Update 4, you might be warned after Step 1 of the install completes that the RPMs might not work with the N1 System Manager. A list of the expected RPMs is displayed, followed by a list of the RPMs that were found. You are informed that this is only a warning and may continue with the install by pressing c. This option is in addition to options currently available for when an installation step fails (t to try again or x to exit.)
If you installed RedHat Enterprise Linux AS Update 3 or later, the following message might be displayed after installation of the service container components completes:
This installer has determined that some rpms currently installed on this system have later versions than those currently required by N1SM. If you encounter any problems related to these substitutions, you might need to obtain and install the exact version of the software required by the installer before re-installing N1SM.
If you have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linix AS 4.0, Update 1, and did not disable SELinux during installation, the following message is displayed:
Failed Step: Install OS provisioning components. The following is a portion of the installer log which may indicate the cause of the error. If this does not indicate the cause of the error, you will need to view the full log file. More information on how to do that is available below. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WARNING: This version of N1 System Manager does not support SELinux fully enabled. If SELinux is enabled, disable it by exiting the installer and performing these steps: 1) At the Operating System prompt, type 'setenforce 0' 2) Edit the file /etc/selinux/config and set 'SELINUX=disabled' Then restart the N1 System Manager installer. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Please fix the problem and then try this step again. For a full log of the failed install see the file: /var/tmp/installer.log.14427. t. Try this step again (correct the failure before proceeding) x. Exit Enter selection: (t/x)
Disable SELinux as instructed.
Configure the N1 System Manager system as directed in the next section, Configuring the N1 System Manager.