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:
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.
Probe Open SSL
This upgrade.bin is recommended for most customers and it's valid for RedHat 7 OS.
Probe RHEL 7 nCipher
This upgrade.bin is designed for customers with old generation of Thales nShield cards such as NC4433E-6K0, NC3423E-6K0 or NC3023E-6K0
Probe RHEL 7 nCipher XC
This upgrade.bin is designed for customers with new generation of Thales nShield cards such as nC3025E, nC4035E or nC4035N
For more information, see Installation and upgrade options - File name.
Install the NAM Probe software
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Installing NAM Probe software
Log on to the NAM Probe machine as the
Transfer NAM Probe installation program (upgrade.bin) to your RHEL server and make it executable:
[root@AMD ~]# chmod 755 upgrade-amd_ncipher_pkcs11-amdos7-x86_64-ndw-18-00-02-0070-b001.bin
Test the RHEL 7 OS system for readiness to install the NAM Probe software:
[root@AMD ~]# chmod 755 upgrade-amd_ncipher_pkcs11-amdos7-x86_64-ndw-18-00-02-0070-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, a list of missing software dependencies 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.
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. Please 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.
- All new installations:
[root@AMD ~]# ./upgrade-amd-17-00-00-1971-b001.bin --automatic --licenses-type capacity
- Reinstallations and installations using the component based licensing model.
[root@AMD ~]# ./upgrade-amd-17-00-00-1971-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:
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.