Installing the NAM Probe software

This procedure describes how to make a fresh installation of the NAM Probe software on a server configured according to requirements. If you are upgrading an existing installation, go to Upgrading the NAM Probe software instead.

To create a complete NAM Probe installation, you need to:

Set up a suitable server (physical or virtual).

Get the NAM Probe installer.
Download NAM Probe installation program (upgrade.bin) from NAM Product Downloads page. Select major release version and appropriate upgrade.bin applicable to your architecture.

Install the NAM Probe software
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Installing NAM Probe software

Log on to the NAM Probe machine as the root user.

Transfer NAM Probe installation program (upgrade.bin) to your RHEL server and make it executable:

[root@AMD ~]# chmod 755 upgrade-amd-amdos7-x86_64-ndw-19-00-00-0360-b001.bin

Test the RHEL 7 OS system for readiness to install the NAM Probe software:

[root@AMD ~]# chmod 755 upgrade-amd-amdos7-x86_64-ndw-19-00-00-0360-b001.bin  --test-system
  • If there are no missing dependencies and no conflicts, it is OK to install the NAM Probe software.

  • If there are missing dependencies, they will be listed. Follow the instructions on the screen. You may be prompted to install missing software or disable services that affect NAM Probe performance. For more information, see NAM Probe software dependencies and conflicts.

Important

An updated Linux kernel may be installed as an effect of a software compatibility check. If this happens, a system restart is necessary so that the proper kernel version is in use.

It is important to ensure that the new kernel is compatible with the NAM Probe version to be installed. Review the Supported OS and SQL versions page to verify the Linux kernel compatibility with NAM Probe software. For more information see Resolving Linux kernel-related compatibility issues

Run the selected upgrade file in the installation directory.
At the command line prompt, type: ./file_name with the Mandatory parameters for installation where file_name is the name of the upgrade file.
For example:

  • All new installations:
[root@AMD ~]# ./upgrade-amd-amdos7-x86_64-ndw-19-00-00-0360-b001.bin --automatic --licenses-type capacity
  • Reinstallations and installations using the component-based licensing model.
[root@AMD ~]# ./upgrade-amd-amdos7-x86_64-ndw-19-00-00-0360-b001.bin --automatic --licenses-type component
  • NAM Probe installation and upgrade does not recognize symbolic links. The install script will leave a custom folder installation, ignore the symbolic links, and install a new version in the following folders:

  • /usr/adlex
    /var/spool/adlex
    /var/log/adlex
    To use a custom installation location, you need to use mounting points on separate partitions.

  • If the installation script warns after setup that the available disk space is below the minimum space required, you must make a suitable amount of free disk space available before continuing.

Reboot the NAM Probe to complete the installation.

Now you are ready to configure your NAM Probe software and network interfaces. For more information, see After you install the NAM Probe software.