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Prerequisite Software for HPSS
Page updated August 3, 2015

This page lists the various types of prerequisite software that are needed for current and upcoming HPSS Releases/patches:

To determine the prerequisite software components that are needed for a specific installation, please view the Release notes on the HPSS Admin Wiki.

General Requirements

Secure Shell (ssh)

This software is required so that the IBM customer support personnel can have secure remote access to the customer's core server node. All HPSS servers in Houston will be configured with the freeware ssh version 2.0. Therefore, if HPSS Customer Support has remote access to your site, you must have the compatible ssh server software components so that the HPSS Customer Support representatives can initiate ssh and secure file transfer sessions directly from the IBM Houston HPSS servers. This will mean NO change to most of the sites that are currently using ssh.Ssh is a secure login program that uses strongcryptography for protecting all transmitted confidential data, including passwords, binary files, and administrative commands. As a part of ssh, the scp (Safe Copy) should be used for all file transferring.

Customer sites need to:

  • Install and configure the ssh server components on their HPSS servers
  • Include the Houston subnet IP address, 192.94.47, into firewall routing rules of the site, as necessary.

Ssh information:

  • FTP sites for ssh freeware:
  • ftp://ftp.cs.hut.fi/pub/ssh
  • ftp://ftp.net.ohio-state.edu/pub/security/ssh
  • ftp://ftp/gw.com/pub/unix/ssh
  • Commercial ssh site: http://www.ssh.fi

FAQ: http://www.employees.org/~satch/ssh/faq

VFS (for RHEL 6 clients)

 

VFS for RHEL 6 clients require both the hpssfs-lkm and hpssfs RPM's. Source RPM's for the hpssfs-lkm packages are provided below. Source RPM's for the hpssfs packages may be obtained from your support representative.

HPSS/VFS Compatibility Matrix
HPSS
HPSSFS Linux Kernel Module
HPSSFS Daemon
RHEL
7.3.3p8 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.0-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.0_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.0-0.src.rpm 6.3
7.3.3p8 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.1-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.1_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.1-0.src.rpm 6.3
7.3.3p9 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.0-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.0_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.0-0.src.rpm 6.3
7.3.3p9 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.1-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.1_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.1-0.src.rpm 6.3 & 6.4
7.3.3p9 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.2-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.2-0_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.2-0.src.rpm 6.3 & 6.4
7.4.1 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.0-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.0_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.0-0.src.rpm 6.3
7.4.1p1 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.1-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.1_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.1-0.src.rpm 6.4
7.4.1p2 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.0.2-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.0.2-0_README
hpssfs-1.1.0.2-0.src.rpm 6.4
7.4.2 hpssfs-lkm-1.1.1.0-0.src.rpm
vfs.1.1.1.0-0_README
hpssfs-1.1.1.0-0.src.rpm 6.4

Note: Upgrading to a previous/older release is strongly discouraged.

 

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