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eSight V300R009C00 Single-Node System Software Installation Guide (SUSE Linux) 10

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Installing the SUSE Linux Operating System by Using the Standard Installation Disc (Huawei Servers)

Installing the SUSE Linux Operating System by Using the Standard Installation Disc (Huawei Servers)

This section describes how to locally install the SUSE Linux 12 SP2 operating system by using the standard installation disc on the Huawei 2288H V5 and RH5885H V3 servers.

Installing SUSE Linux 12 SP2

This section describes how to locally install the SUSE Linux 12 SP2 operating system by using the standard installation disk on the Huawei 2288H V5 and RH5885H V3 servers.

Prerequisites
Procedure
  1. Start the installation program.

    1. On the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console, click and choose Power Off.
    2. On the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console, click to set the installation media.
      • To use the installation disc, select CD/DVD, select a drive letter from the drop-down list box, and click Connect.

      • To use the ISO image of the quick installation disc, select Image File, click Browse, add the image, and click Connect.

        When Connect changes to Disconnect, the installation media has been connected to the server.

    3. Set the boot item.
      1. On the iBMC web management page, choose Configuration from the main menu.
      2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Boot Device.
      3. Set the parameters listed in the following table.
        Table 5-41 System boot parameters

        Server Model

        Parameter

        Setting

        2288H V5

        Start Mode

        Legacy BIOS

        Effective

        One-time

        Boot Medium

        DVD-ROM

        RH5885H V3

        Boot Device

        DVD-ROM

    4. On the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console, click and choose Power On.

  2. In the installation window, use the up or down arrow key to select Installation and press Enter.

    • RH5885H V3 server: Press the up or down arrow key to select Installation and press Enter.
    • 2288H V5 server: Press the up or down arrow key to select Installation, press F6 to change Driver to Yes, and press Enter.

      Wait until the following page is displayed.

      In addition, perform the following operations to load the corresponding driver:

      1. On the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console, click and click Disconnect to disconnect the SUSE Linux 12 SP2 disk (64-bit) that has been inserted.
      2. Insert the driver disk 3508_sles12sp2_x86_64_07.703.05.00-1.iso.
      3. Press the up or down arrow key to select sr0: USB CD-ROM, Virtual DVD-ROM VM 1.1.0, press the left or right arrow key to select OK, and press Enter to install the driver. (The option highlighted with blue background and white characters is selected.)
      4. When the following information is displayed, click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console and click Disconnect to disconnect the inserted driver disk. Insert the SUSE Linux 12 SP2 (64-bit) installation disk, and then click Connect. If Connect changes to Disconnect, the installation media is connected to the server.

      5. Press the right arrow key to select Back and press Enter to continue the installation.

  3. The system starts to load the installation program. Wait until the Language, Keyboard and License Agreement window is displayed. Set the installation language to English (US). Read the license agreement and select I Agree to the License Terms, and then click Next.

  4. The System Probing window is displayed. When system detection is completed, the system is initialized automatically. In addition, the registration window is displayed.

  5. Select Skip Registration and click Next.

  6. In the Add On Product window, use default settings, keep I would like to install an additional Add On Product unselected, and click Next.

  7. In the System Role window, select Default System and click Next.

  8. Start the partitioning program.

    In the Suggested Partitioning window, click Expert Partitioner....

    If there is no default partition, go to Step 9.

    If there is a default partition, for example, sda1, perform the following operations to delete the partition:

    1. In the System View area, choose linux > Hard Disks.
    2. Click sda in the Hard Disks navigation tree.
    3. Select the partition of the hard disk in the Hard Disk: /dev/sda area on the right pane, and click Delete.
    4. In the dialog box that is displayed, click Yes.
    5. If the disk has multiple partitions, repeat the preceding operations to delete other partitions.

  9. Create primary partitions.

    Create the following primary partitions as planned.

    Partition

    Size

    File System

    Mount Point

    /

    50 GB

    Ext3

    /

    swap

    • If the physical memory ranges from 8 GB to 16 GB, set the swap space to make it the same as the physical memory.
    • If the physical memory exceeds 16 GB, set the swap space to 16 GB.

    Swap

    swap

    /boot/efi

    1 GB

    FAT

    /boot/efi

    1. In the Expert Partitioner window, click Add.

    2. Select Primary Partition and click Next.

    3. Select Custom Size, enter the partition size in the Size text box based on the plan, and click Next. Click Next.

    4. Set the role to Operating System.

    5. Set the file system format and mount point for the partition.
      1. Select Format partition and select a file system type from the File System drop-down list box.
        NOTE:
        • The file system for partition swap is Swap.
        • The file system for partition /boot/efi is FAT.
        • The file system for other partitions is Ext3.
      2. Select Mount partition and enter a mount point in the Mount Point text box.

    6. Click Finish.
    7. Repeat 9.a to 9.f to create all primary partitions as planned.

  10. Create an extended partition.

    SUSE Linux supports only four primary partitions (including extended partitions). If you want to create more than four partitions, create all primary partitions (not more than three) as planned, create an extended partition for the remaining space, and divide the extended partition into multiple logical partitions.

    1. In the Expert Partitioner window, click Add.
    2. Select Extended Partition and click Next.
    3. Select Maximum Size and click Finish.

  11. Create logical partitions in the extended partition.

    Create the following logical partitions as planned.

    Partition

    Size

    File System

    Mount Point

    /tmp

    10 GB

    Ext3

    /tmp

    /home

    1 GB

    Ext3

    /home

    /var

    20 GB

    Ext3

    /var

    /var/log

    10 GB

    Ext3

    /var/log

    /var/log/audit

    10 GB

    Ext3

    /var/log/audit

    /opt

    Total remaining space

    Ext3

    /opt

    1. In the Expert Partitioner window, click Add.
    2. Select Custom Size, enter the partition size in the Size text box based on the plan, and click Next. Click Next.
    3. Set the role to Operating System.
    4. Set the file system format and mount point for the partition and click Finish.
    5. Repeat 11.a to 11.d to create all logical partitions as planned.

    6. Click Accept.

      In the Suggested Partitioning window, click Next.

  12. In the Clock and Time Zone window, set the region and time zone.

  13. Determine whether to create a local user based on the site requirements.

    • To create a local user, select Create New User, enter the user name and password, and click Next.
    • To skip local user creation, select Skip User Creation. Click Next.

  14. Set the password of the root user based on the installation plan, and click Next.

  15. (Optional) If the operating system has high security requirements, you are advised to install the Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) component. The AIDE component is used to monitor operating system files to reduce the risk of malicious tampering.

    1. Click Software. The Software Selection and System Tasks window is displayed.

    2. Click Details.

    3. Click the Search tab.

    4. Enter the component name in the search box, for example, aide, and click Search.
    5. Select the aide package. Click Accept to start the installation.

    6. In the dialog box that is displayed, click Continue.

  16. (Optional) If other components are required, for example, the VNC Manager used for VNC session management, install the components by referring to 15.
  17. Click disable to disable firewalls. Click Kdump to set the Kdump.

    1. In the Kdump Start-Up window, select Enable Kdump, set Kdump Low Memory to 256, and set Kdump High Memory to 512.

    2. Click Dump Filtering in the upper left corner and set Dump Format to Compressed Format.

    3. Click Dump Target in the upper left corner, set Directory for Saving Dumps to /opt/crash, and click OK.

  18. Click Install. In the Confirm Installation dialog box, click Install.

  19. Verify the installation.

    1. When the login page is displayed after the installation is complete, log in to the server as the root user.
    2. Right-click in the blank area on the desktop and choose Open Terminal from the shortcut menu.
    3. Run the following command to check the operating system version and the patch version:

      # cat /etc/SuSE-release

      NOTE:

      In the preceding command, SuSE is case sensitive and must be entered in the correct format.

      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86_64)
      VERSION = 12
      PATCHLEVEL = 2

      The displayed information is described as follows:

      • If the command output contains (x86_64), the SUSE Linux operating system is a 64-bit operating system.
      • If the command output contains VERSION = 12, SUSE Linux 12 is installed.
      • If the command output contains PATCHLEVEL = 2, the patch version of the installed SUSE Linux OS is SP2.
        NOTE:

        If the command output does not contain the preceding information, check the installation disc.

Configuring the Network

After the operating system installation ends, you need to configure the network based on the plan and connect the eSight server to the network.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the Linux server as the root user.
  2. Run the following command to access the YaST Control Center interface.

    # yast2

    NOTE:

    If the tool window is not displayed in the Linux operating system, rectify the fault according to What Can I Do If the Tool Window Is Not Displayed in the Linux Operating System.

  3. Select System > Network Settings.

  4. Click the Hostname/DNS tab and change the host name as planned.

  5. On the Overview tab, select the IP address you want to change, and click Edit.

  6. Click the Address tab in the Network Card Setup interface that is displayed, change the IP address, enter the host name, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    Enter the host name which is same as the host name in 4.

  7. Click the Routing tab and set the default gateway as planned.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Configure the local host IP address and host name.

    1. Open hosts file.

      # vi /etc/hosts

    2. Press i to enter the editing mode.
      • If two IP address + host name records exist, comment out the incorrect record.
      • If only one IP address + host name record exists, change it to the correct IP address and host name.
      192.168.1.100    eSightServer.site eSightServer 
      NOTE:

      eSightServer indicates the host name of the server. Replace it based on the actual situation.

    3. Press Esc to exit the editing mode and run the :wq command to save and exit the file.
    4. After the modification, run the hostname -i command to check the IP address.

  10. (Optional) Synchronize IP addresses of eSight and the server. For details, see How to Synchronize the eSight Server IP Address to eSight(Linux).
Verification
  1. Log in to another computer that is connected to the network where the eSight server resides.
  2. Choose Start > Run.

    The Run dialog box is displayed.

  3. Enter cmd and click OK.

    The CLI is displayed.

  4. Enter ping eSight server IP address (for example: ping 192.168.1.100) and press Enter.

    If information similar to the following is displayed, the network is configured successfully:

    Pinging 192.168.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:  
    Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=252  
    Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=252  
    Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=252  
    Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=252 
     
    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.100:  
        Packets:  Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss);  
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: 
        Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 16ms, Average = 4ms     
  5. Enter exit.
Follow-Up Operations

For details about how to bond two network adapters, see How Do I Bind Two Network Adapters on SUSE 12.

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