Chapter 3. Installing SGI SystemImager

This chapter outlines the procedure for installing the SystemImager tool on the server, console (if one exists), and golden master. For installation prerequisites, see “Installation Prerequisites” in Chapter 2.

Installing on the Server

This section lists the RPMs that you must install on the server machine.

Red Hat and TurboLinux RPMs on the Server

If you have RedHat or TurboLinux on your server machine, install the following RPMs:

  • dhcp-2.0-5.i386.rpm

  • nasm-0.98-1.i386.rpm

  • rsync-2.4.3-1.i386.rpm

  • syslinux-1.48-2.i386.rpm

  • tftp-hpa-0.13-1.i386.rpm

  • va-systemimager-1.1.1sgi-1.i386.rpm

  • fam-2.6.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-tcpmux-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-lib-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-server-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_systemimager-server-0.0.4-1.i386.rpm

SuSE RPMs on the Server

If you have SuSE on your server machine, install the following RPMs:

  • dhcp.rpm

    This RPM can be found on your SuSE CD or atftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/6.4/suse/n1/dhcp.rpm.

  • nasm-0.98-1.i386.rpm

  • rsync-2.4.3-1.i386.rpm

  • syslinux-1.48-2.i386.rpm

  • va-systemimager-1.1.1sgi-1suse.i386.rpm

    This RPM depends on the mkdosfs RPM. If you do not have that RPM installed already, you can find it on your SuSE CD or at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/6.4/suse/ap1/mkdosfs.rpm.

  • fam-2.6.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-tcpmux-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-lib-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-server-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_systemimager-server-0.0.4-1suse.i386.rpm

Installing on the Console

This section lists the RPMs that you must install on the console machine.

Red Hat and TurboLinux RPMs on the Console

If you have RedHat or TurboLinux on your console, install the following RPMs (If the console and server are the same machine, install them on the server also):

  • IBMJava118-JRE-1.1.8-4.0.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-client-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_systemimager-client-0.0.4-1.i386.rpm

SuSE RPMs on the Console

If you have SuSE on your console, install the following RPMs (If the console and server are the same machine, install them on the server also):

  • IBMJava118-JRE-1.1.8-4.0.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_base-client-1.3.5-1.i386.rpm

  • sysadm_systemimager-client-0.0.4-1suse.i386.rpm

Installing on the Golden Master

This section lists the RPMs that you must install on the golden master machine.

Red Hat and TurboLinux RPMs on the Golden Master

If you have RedHat or TurboLinux on the golden master, install the following RPMs:

  • rsync-2.4.3-1.i386.rpm

  • va-systemimager-client-1.1.1sgi-1.i386.rpm

SuSE RPMs on the Golden Master

If you have SuSE on the golden master, install the following RPMs:

  • rsync-2.4.3-1.i386.rpm

  • va-systemimager-client-1.1.1sgi-1suse.i386.rpm

Completing Installation

After you have installed SystemImager, log out and log back in on the console machine. You are now ready to use SystemImager to replicate and synchronize the clients. For details of using SystemImager, see Chapter 4, “Running SGI SystemImager”.