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Minimum requirements for Linux servers

IMPORTANT: Before deploying software updates on a target system, be sure that a recent backup of the target system is available in the event the deployment procedure fails.

PSP installation for Linux servers has the following minimum requirements:

The following RPMs are also required:

In addition, components that are compiled from source code (such as NIC drivers) require the presence of the following build tools:

To install using the GUI option, you also need the following RPMs:

To support many HP value-add software deliverables included in the Linux PSP, you must install the following platform-specific compatibility libraries:

These RPMs are included in the hppldu-librpms-<version> tarball and are installed by default unless you specify otherwise during installation.

NOTE: Be sure to include the version of the compatibility libraries that is appropriate for your architecture. In some cases, there are separate 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility libraries for a given distribution.

For a current list of supported Linux distributions and versions (and their associated errata kernels), see the operating system support matrixes.

If you are installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, HP recommends also installing Update 1 or greater (2.4.21-9.EL kernel). For more information, see the Red Hat website.

The PSPs are designed for use after the operating system is installed to update drivers and install HP utilities (such as Health, RILOE, RILOE II, and iLO drivers) and agents (Foundation, Server, NIC, and Storage).