Before you start resolving NAM Probe dependencies

Confirm all of the following requirements before running the NAM Probe software installation script.

Before running the NAM Probe software installation script, verify that:

  • You are familiar with the standard NAM Probe software upgrade procedure.

    For more information, see Installing the NAM Probe software.

  • You have physical access to the NAM Probe machine.

  • You have the installation media that was used to install Linux.

  • You can work from the root user account. All the steps need to be performed as root user.

  • You are using the default Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot loader (GRUB 2).

    For more information, see Nonstandard Boot Loader.

  • The system uses the proper kernel and libraries. By default, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 and newer (Server variants) enables Xen-based virtualization support, that causes the NAM Probe software installation to fail.

    Use the uname -r command to check the kernel version. If the kernel name includes the xen affix (for example, 2.6.18-164.el5*xen*), you cannot install the NAM Probe software. You must first reinstall the operating system without using Xen virtualization; preferably, reinstall using the kickstart.

    Output for the uname -r Command on a Xen-enabled system:

    [root@AMD ~]# uname -r
    2.6.18-164.el5xen
    
  • You have the upgrade.bin file for the newest NAM Probe version.

  • You have stored the upgrade.bin file in a location where it can be executed. You may need to set permission to execute the file.

  • You have registered your operating system and enabled subscriptions.

NAM Probe software installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux depends on packages unavailable on official installation media. Apart from base workstation or server repository you need to enable the following repositories on Red Hat Network website:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstation

Main

  • Repo ID: rhel-7-workstation-rpms
  • Repo Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation (RPMs)

Optional

  • Repo ID: rhel-7-workstation-optional-rpms
  • Repo Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation - Optional (RPMs)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux server

Main

  • Repo ID: rhel-7-server-rpms
  • Repo Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server (RPMs)

Optional

  • Repo ID: rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
  • Repo Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server - Optional (RPMs)