bv-Control for UNIX requirements


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bv-Control for UNIX requirements

The RMS data collector uses the bv-Control for UNIX snap-in module to collect data from UNIX computers. The snap-in can operate in both agent-based and agentless modes. The agentless mode uses software on the Information Server to collect data from assets. The agent-based mode uses a software agent that you install on each computer to collect data.

For additional information on using agent-based or agentless data collection in bv-Control for UNIX, see the bv-Control for UNIX Help.

Make sure the operating systems on all UNIX computers have the latest patches installed. Consult your UNIX vendor documentation for information on the latest patches for your operating system.

You must have administrative rights for each computer where you install the agent.

The bv-Control for UNIX agent installation has the following hardware requirements:

  • Sun SPARCstation 1 or UltraSPARC for Solaris

  • HP 9000 UNIX servers, or HP Visualize UNIX workstations (classes B, C, and J)

  • IBM RS/6000 UNIX workstations and servers

  • Intel or equivalent for Red Hat and SUSE Linux

  • 20 MB disk space

  • TCP/IP network

The bv-Control for UNIX agent installation on the target computer has the following software requirements:

  • Sun Solaris operating environment versions 5.8, 5.9, and 5.10 of both SPARC and x86 architecture

  • Red Hat Linux versions 8.0 and 9.0

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES version 3.0, 4.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, and 5.0 of Intel Itanium architecture

  • Hewlett-Packard HP-UX versions 11.00, 11.11(11iv1), 11.23(11iv2), 11.23 (11iv2) of Intel Itanium architecture, and 11.31 (of both PA-RISC and Itanium architecture)

  • SUSE Linux versions 8.2, 9.0, and 9.1

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (ES) versions 9.0, 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, and 10.0 of Intel Itanium architecture

  • openSSH installed on each UNIX target computer

Because bv-Control for UNIX packages the x86 32-bit package for RHEL and SLES Itanium platforms, the IA32 emulation layer is required to run the agent.

The following packages must be present on the RHEL Itanium target computers and SLES Itanium target computers along with their respective dependencies:

  • bash-x86

  • coreutils-x86

  • cracklib-x86

  • db-x86

  • glibc-x86

  • Ia32el

  • libgcc-x86

  • libxcrypt-x86

  • ncurses-x86

  • pam-modules-x86

  • pam-x86

  • readline-x86

  • libstdc++-x86

The Ia32el service that is required for query execution must be running on the target computers before installation of the UNIX agent.

The command to run the service is as follows:

[[email protected] rpm]#

service ia32el status

Intel IA-32 Execution Layer in use

[[email protected] rpm]#

The operating systems that are supported by the target computers in the agentless registration mode only are as follows:

VMware ESX

The supported versions for the VMware ESX operating system are as follows:

  • Version 3.0

  • Version 3.5


The supported versions for Linux are as follows:

  • Linux is supported on zSeries of IBM computers

  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server (AS) 2.1

  • SUSE Linux 8.0 and 8.1

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (ES) 8.1

The architecture that is supported by the operating systems, when configured in both the agent-based and agentless registration modes is as follows:

AMD Opteron

The operating systems are as follows:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0

  • Sun OS 5.10