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Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

Hello,

On monday I will have my 1st solaris lms installation for many years ago. Because the delivery of the media pack postponed, I need to install from the downloaded lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip. Im trying to prepare an install-DVD under windows from this image. 7zip complains while extracting about cross overwriting of several equal named files. So I leave this method and burn the image as it is to DVD as ISO9660 Joliet. I hope this problem is filesystem specific.

So I want to ask:

1. contains Solaris 10 an unzip, if not will the unzip v6.0 from http://sunfreeware.com will work?

2. If automounting at Sol10 is not in-the-box, How can you mount an USB disk in Solaris10 CLI in case the DVD will not work?

many thx for your hints, Steffen

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Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

Recently installed on a solaris10 VM. I was tolled the solaris a default install + patching.

I found the SMTP service was not active and SYSLOG needed additional configuration. The sysadmin turned SMTP on later.

I was able to put the files I had on there with putty's pscp and I could unzip them using the 'unzip' command.

Make sure you can do su or sudo to install. No point in trying if you can't.

Oh yeah, for some reason the installer fails if you try to install from /var/tmp, so don't.

Cheers,

Michel

Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

solaris 10 has has zip and unzip bulit in. Just copy the eval to the disk and issue an unzip

as always with solaris, it is good to have the lates patch cluster installed;

also I found a note for a patch concerning the "unzip" command:

https://blogs.oracle.com/patch/entry/need_unzip_fix_available_in

but I am not sure if only patch cluster files do have the problem.

I highly doubt a download to a windows machine, unzip it with windows tools, burn it on DVD and use this as an installation media on solaris. I would not unzip the eval and burn it on DVD, instead, I would burn the lms-4-1-Sol-eval.zip on DVD (or copy it on a USB storage), use this to transfer the file to the server into a new directory other then /var/tmp as Michel pointed out (pscp, ftp, sftp or just insert the DVD in to the drive and copy it to the harddisk :-) ). After the file transfer, again check the MD5 hash. Unzip it and start the installation (as root!).

Usually solaris should be able to automount your USB device, if not try the steps mentioned here:

http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Mount_a_USB_key_under_Solaris

Re: Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

I forgot to add this link also which also points out other methods:

http://initialprogramload.blogspot.com/2011/02/adding-zfs-zvol-for-extra-swap-space.html

Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

on solaris and the appliance the installation log is written to

    /var/tmp/Cisco_Prime_install_YYYYMMDD_hhmmss.log

this is a description on how to stop the snmp service and also how to disable it in solaris 10:

http://www.gilandre.net/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi/SolarisDisableSNMP

Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

thanks, for providing the command for syslogd!

you should use /usr/ucb/ps instead of just ps -ef which is /usr/sbin/ps. But you have to execute /usr/ucb/ps -gauxwww as root to get the complete command line for a process; i.e, as root type type the complete path

    /usr/ucb/ps -gauxwww | grep -i psu

thats correct with the Activity Log and I also would never start a second psu job before the log entry appears.

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Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

Recently installed on a solaris10 VM. I was tolled the solaris a default install + patching.

I found the SMTP service was not active and SYSLOG needed additional configuration. The sysadmin turned SMTP on later.

I was able to put the files I had on there with putty's pscp and I could unzip them using the 'unzip' command.

Make sure you can do su or sudo to install. No point in trying if you can't.

Oh yeah, for some reason the installer fails if you try to install from /var/tmp, so don't.

Cheers,

Michel

Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

solaris 10 has has zip and unzip bulit in. Just copy the eval to the disk and issue an unzip

as always with solaris, it is good to have the lates patch cluster installed;

also I found a note for a patch concerning the "unzip" command:

https://blogs.oracle.com/patch/entry/need_unzip_fix_available_in

but I am not sure if only patch cluster files do have the problem.

I highly doubt a download to a windows machine, unzip it with windows tools, burn it on DVD and use this as an installation media on solaris. I would not unzip the eval and burn it on DVD, instead, I would burn the lms-4-1-Sol-eval.zip on DVD (or copy it on a USB storage), use this to transfer the file to the server into a new directory other then /var/tmp as Michel pointed out (pscp, ftp, sftp or just insert the DVD in to the drive and copy it to the harddisk :-) ). After the file transfer, again check the MD5 hash. Unzip it and start the installation (as root!).

Usually solaris should be able to automount your USB device, if not try the steps mentioned here:

http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Mount_a_USB_key_under_Solaris

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Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

OK, from this point zip/unzig everithing is OK. But I've got into anothr trouble:

The install routine complains about swap (because of 56Bytes less than recommended) and I need a working procedure to can increase the swap space.

setup.sh has calculated a need of 33480724

# swap -l

swapfile             dev  swaplo blocks   free

/dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap 256,2      16 33480688 33480688

# mkfile 8G /dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap2

# swap -a /dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap2

/dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap2: Invalid operation for this filesystem type

# df -h

Filesystem             size   used  avail capacity  Mounted on

rpool/ROOT/s10s_u8wos_08a

                       134G    14G    92G    13%    /

/devices                 0K     0K     0K     0%    /devices

ctfs                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /system/contract

proc                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /proc

mnttab                   0K     0K     0K     0%    /etc/mnttab

swap                    17G   424K    17G     1%    /etc/svc/volatile

objfs                    0K     0K     0K     0%    /system/object

sharefs                  0K     0K     0K     0%    /etc/dfs/sharetab

fd                       0K     0K     0K     0%    /dev/fd

swap                    17G    64K    17G     1%    /tmp

swap                    17G    40K    17G     1%    /var/run

Why does df shows 17GB of swap that should be more than enough?

thx for hints, Steffen

Re: Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

have a look at this site which seems to have a good explanation of the steps when using zfs:

http://serverfault.com/questions/17142/how-to-add-swap-to-zfs-disk

Re: Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

I forgot to add this link also which also points out other methods:

http://initialprogramload.blogspot.com/2011/02/adding-zfs-zvol-for-extra-swap-space.html

New Member

Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

thx Martin, its installing now

zfs set volsize=32G rpool/swap

reboot

Two questions yet:

Where do LMS/Sol will place the install.log?

What command disables the system trapd (because installation complains about occopied udp162) permanetly?

Thx, Steffen

Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

on solaris and the appliance the installation log is written to

    /var/tmp/Cisco_Prime_install_YYYYMMDD_hhmmss.log

this is a description on how to stop the snmp service and also how to disable it in solaris 10:

http://www.gilandre.net/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi/SolarisDisableSNMP

New Member

Re: Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

this LMS server is monitored by a different spectrum NMS, so we need to keep SNMP(161) activated, only trapd(162) must be disabled. Is there a different procedure?

I checked also the real behaviour: SNMP-Poll-agent(161) is there but no SNMP-trapd(162). Does it mean the occopied UDP162 was a wrong error message?

# ls /etc/init.d/*snmp*

/etc/init.d/init.snmpdx

# netstat -a | grep 162

      *.16236                             Idle

      *.162                               Idle

localhost.33162      localhost.cscoess    49152      0 49152      0 ESTABLISHED

localhost.cscoess    localhost.33162      49152      0 49152      0 ESTABLISHED

# netstat -a | grep 9000

#

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Re: Preparing lms-4.1-Sol-eval.zip DVD

another problem with device update:

Locking the package repository...

Released the Lock...

Installation failed for product [Common Services] with message com.cisco.nm.xms.                                                                              psu.packagemgmt.InstallerException: Repository in use. Another Package Support U                                                                              pdater client session may be modifying device support. Locking the package repository...
Released the Lock...
Installation failed for product [Common Services] with message com.cisco.nm.xms.                                                                              psu.packagemgmt.InstallerException: Repository in use. Another Package Support U                                                                              pdater client session may be modifying device support.

Where is the PSU lock-file in solaris is located? delete and repeat?

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