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About This Guide


Note: SGI ProPack 7 for Linux Service Pack 1 requires the SGI Foundation Software 2 Service Pack 1 release. For more information, see the SGI Foundation Software 2 Service Pack 1 Start Here available at http://docs.sgi.com .

This guide provides information about the SGI ProPack 7 for Linux Service Pack 1 (SP1) release. It is divided into the following chapters:

Online versions of this document, the SGI ProPack 7 SP1 release notes, which contain the latest information about software and documentation in this release, the list of RPMs distributed with SGI ProPack 7 SP1, can be found in the /docs directory on the on the SGI ProPack 7 for Linux CD.

This Preface covers the following topics:

Helpful Online Resources

This section describes the electronic support services available for your SGI system running SGI ProPack 7 SP1 , as follows:

  • Supportfolio

    Supportfolio, the SGI support web site, including the SGI Knowledgebase, SGI YaST Online Update (YOU) server, SUSE YaST Online Server, links for software supports and updates, as described in this listing.

    https://support.sgi.com/login

  • Supportfolio SGI Knowledgebase

    The SGI Knowledgebase available from Supportfolio has answers to common questions, problem resolutions, how-to documents, and many other useful articles for system administrators.

    https://support.sgi.com/kb/publisher.asp

  • SGI Update Server

    The SGI update server (https://update.sgi.com/ ) is available for your convenience. Get updates to the SGI ProPack 7 releases using update tools (e.g., YaST, zypper and yum) available in your operating system environment. Refer to the product release notes for more information about specific product details on the SGI update server.

  • Supportfolio Software Updates

    Check for new updates to your purchased SGI software, and download or order CDs all in one convenient place. Supportfolio Software Updates provides one-stop shopping to check for and get new updates for your SGI software.

    https://support.sgi.com/software?cmd=order

  • SGI Customer Support Center

    You can open calls to the SGI Customer Support Center online, keep track of all your cases, and receive automatic update information when your case is updated via the Supportfolio Problem Resolution Tools at:

    https://support.sgi.com/caselist

  • SGI Software Licensing

    If you need to get your license for SGI software, you can order your software licenses conveniently via e-mail or online.

    You can send a blank e-mail to license@sgi.com, and you will receive a simple template to fill out. You will quickly receive your new license back with complete instructions for installing it back via e-mail.

    Or, you can go online to the SGI Key-O-Matic at:

    http://www.sgi.com/support/licensing/

Related Publications

Documents listed in this section contain additional information that might be helpful, as follows:

Novell Documentation

This section describes documentation for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 available from Novell.

Documentation for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 is located on your system in the /docu/en directory.


Note: Novell makes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 documentation available online at: http://www.novell.com/documentation/

The following SLES11 documentation is available:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Installation Quick Start (installquick.pdf)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Deployment Guide (deployment.pdf)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Administration Guide (admin.pdf)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES11: Storage Administration Guide (storage.pdf)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Package Descriptions available online at: http://www.novell.com/products/linuxenterpriseserver/packages.html

Intel Compiler Documentation

Documentation for the Intel compilers is located on your system in the /docs directory of the directory tree where your compilers are installed. If you have installed the Intel compilers, the following documentation is available:

  • Intel C++ Compiler User's Guide (c_ug_lnx.pdf).

  • Intel Fortran Compiler User's Guide (for_ug_lnx.pdf).

  • Intel Fortran Programmer's Reference (for_prg.pdf).

  • Intel Fortran Libraries Reference (for_lib.pdf).

Other Intel Documentation

The following references describe the Itanium (previously called “IA-64”) architecture and other topics of interest:

SGI Documentation

This section describes SGI documentation and covers these topics:

SGI ProPack Manuals

  • SGI ProPack 7 for Linux SP1 Release Notes

    Provides the latest information about software and documentation in this release. The release notes are on the SGI ProPack for Linux CD in the root directory, in a file named README.TXT.

  • Porting IRIX Applications to SGI Altix Platforms: SGI ProPack for Linux

    Provides information about porting an application to the SGI Altix platform.

  • Message Passing Toolkit (MPT) User's Guide

    Describes industry-standard message passing protocol optimized for SGI computers.

  • REACT Real-Time for Linux Programmer's Guide

    Describes the facilities of REACT real-time for Linux that supports real-time programs.

  • Performance Co-Pilot Linux User's and Administrator's Guide

    Describes the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) software package of advanced performance tools for SGI systems running the Linux operating system.

  • Unified Parallel C (UPC) User's Guide

    Documents the SGI implementation of the Unified Parallel C (UPC) parallel extension to the C programming language standard.

  • SGI Altix UV GRU Development Kit Programmer's Guide

    Documents the SGI Altix UV global reference unit (GRU) development kit. It describes the application program interface (API) that allows direct access to GRU functionality.

  • Linux Resource Administration Guide

    Provides a reference for people who manage the operation of SGI Altix servers and contains information needed in the administration of various system resource management features such as Comprehensive System Accounting (CSA), Array Services, CPU memory sets and scheduling, and the Cpuset System.

  • Linux Application Tuning Guide

    Provides information about tuning application programs on SGI Altix systems. Application programs include Fortran and C programs written on SGI Linux systems with the compilers provided by Intel.

  • Linux Configuration and Operations Guide

    Provides information on how to perform system configuration and operations for SGI Altix servers.

  • SGI Altix UV Systems Linux Configuration and Operations Guide

    Provides information on how to perfrom system configuration and operations under the Linux operating system for SGI Altix UV 100 and SGI UV 1000 servies systems.

Additional SGI Software Manuals

  • SGI Foundation Software 2 Service Pack 1 Start Here

    Provides information about the SGI Foundation Software 2 SP1 release that supports SGI differentiated server solutions.

  • SGI Tempo System Administrator's Guide

    Describes how to perform general system installation, configuration, and operations on the SGI Altix ICE series systems.

  • SGI Management Center Installation and Configuration

    This guide is intended for system administrators. It describes how to install and configure the SGI Management Center. A companion manual, SGI Management Center System Administrator's Guide, describes general cluster administration.

  • SGI Management Center System Administrator's Guide

    This guides describes how you can monitor and control a cluster using the SGI Management Center. A companion manual, SGI Management Center Installation and Configuration Guide, describes installing and configuring the SGI Management Center.

  • Embedded Support Partner User Guide

    Provides information about using the Embedded Support Partner (ESP) software suite to monitor events, set up proactive notification, and generate reports. This revision of the document describes ESP version 3.0, which is the first version of ESP that supports the Linux operating system.

  • Event Manager User Guide

    Provides information about the Event Manger application that collects event information from other applications. This document describes the Event Manager application, the application programming interface that you can use to access it, the procedures that you can use to communicate with it from another application, and the commands that you can use to control it.

  • XFS for Linux Administration

    Describes XFS, an open-source, fast recovery, journaling filesystem that provides direct I/O support, space preallocation, access control lists, quotas, and other commercial file system features.

  • XVM Volume Manager Administrator's Guide

    Describes the configuration and administration of XVM logical volumes using the XVM Volume Manager.

  • CXFS 5 Administration Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage

    Documents CXFS running on a storage area network (SAN). CXFS is clustered XFS, a parallel-access shared clustered filesystem for high-performance computing environments.

  • CXFS 5 Client-Only Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage

    Provides an overview of the installation and configuration procedures for CXFS client-only nodes running SGI CXFS clustered filesystems.

  • Guaranteed-Rate I/O Version 2 Guide

    Provides information about GRIO version 2, the second-generation guaranteed-rate I/O product from SGI.

  • SGI InfiniteStorage High Availability Using Linux-HA Heartbeat 

    Provides information about the high-availability (HA) resource agents provided for the Linux-HA Heartbeat product in order to support SGI products

  • DMF 4 Administrator's Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage

    Describes how to perform administration of the Data Migration Facility (DMF). DMF is a hierarchical storage management system for SGI environments. Its primary purpose is to preserve the economic value of storage media and stored data. This manual describes DMF components, features, and architecture; it focuses on the tasks of configuration and ongoing administrative duties.

  • SGI InfiniteStorage Appliance Manager User's Guide

    Describes the operation of SGI InfiniteStorage Appliance Manager, which is a web-based interface that lets you configure, manage, and monitor a storage server.

  • SGI Altix UV Systems Controller Software User's Guide

    Documents the command line interface (CLI) controller commands for the SGI Altix UV 100 and SGI Altix UV 1000 series systems.

  • SGIconsole 2.1 Start Here

    Provides an introduction to SGIconsole and information about setting up and configuring SGIconsole hardware and software.

  • Console Manager for SGIconsole Administrator's Guide

    Provides information about the Console Manager software graphical interface allows you to control multiple SGI servers, SGI partitioned systems, and large single-system image servers.

  • SGI L1 and L2 Controller Software User's Guide

    Describes how to use the L1 and L2 controller commands at your system console to monitor and manage SGI Altix 350 systems, the SGI Altix 3000 and SGI Altix 4000 family of servers and superclusters.

  • SGI Altix UV CMC Controller Software User's Guide

    Documents the chassis manager controller (CMC) command line interface (CLI) software controller commands for the SGI Altix UV 100 and SGI Altix UV 1000 series systems.

  • Platform Manager On SGI Altix ICE Systems Quick Reference Guide

    Describes how to use Platform Manager management software to perform general system discovery, installation, configuration, and operations on SGI Altix ICE 8200 series systems.

SGI Hardware Manuals

  • SGI Altix ICE 8200 Series System Hardware User's Guide

    Describes the features of the SGI Altix ICE 8200 series systems and provides operating instructions and general troubleshooting information.

  • SGI Altix ICE 8400 Series System Hardware User's Guide

    Describes the features of the SGI Altix ICE 8400 series systems and provides operating instructions and general troubleshooting information.

  • SGI Altix XE210 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE210 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE240 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE240 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE250 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE250 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE270 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE270 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE310 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE310 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE320 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE320 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE340 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE340 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE500 System User's Guide

    Describes the features of the Altix XE500 server system as well as troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing.

  • SGI Altix XE Clusters Quick Reference Guide

    Provides an overview of some of the common operations that system administrators may have to perform to set-up, boot, re-configure (upgrade) or troubleshoot an SGI Altix XE cluster.

  • SGI Altix 330 System User's Guide

    Provides an overview of the Altix 330 system components, and it describes how to set up and operate this system

  • SGI Altix 350 System User's Guide

    Provides an overview of the Altix 350 system components, and it describes how to set up and operate this system.

  • SGI Altix 350 Quick Start Guide

    Guides a knowledgeable user through the installation, setup, and simple configuration of most SGI Altix 350 systems.

  • SGI Altix 3000 User's Guide

    Provides an overview of the architecture and describes the major components of the SGI Altix 3000 family of servers and superclusters. It also describes the standard procedures for powering up and powering down the system, provides basic troubleshooting information, and includes important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Altix 3700Bx2 User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Altix 3700Bx2 family of servers. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Altix 450 System User's Guide

    Provides an overview of the Altix 450 system components, and it describes how to set up and operate this system.

  • SGI Altix 4700 User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Altix 4700 family of servers. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI C1103-TY12 System User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI C1103-TY12 system. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Octane III Workstation System User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Octane III workstation. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Octane III Deskside Cluster Server User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Octane III Deskside Cluster server. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI CloudRack X2 System User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the SGI CloudRack X2 workgroup cluster server's architecture and descriptions of the major components. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Origin 400 System User's Guide

    This manual is written for system technicians who are responsible for troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing Origin 400 systems. This document provides reference information, feature information, and step-by-step instructions for adding and replacing components in the Origin 400 system.

  • SGI Altix UV 10 System User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Altix UV 10 system. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Altix UV 100 System User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Altix UV 100 system. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

  • SGI Altix UV 1000 System User's Guide

    This guide provides an overview of the architecture and descriptions of the major components that compose the SGI Altix UV 1000 system. It also provides the standard procedures for powering on and powering off the system, basic troubleshooting information, and important safety and regulatory specifications.

Obtaining SGI Publications

You can obtain SGI documentation in the following ways:

  • See the SGI Technical Publications Library at http://docs.sgi.com . Various formats are available. This library contains the most recent and most comprehensive set of online books, release notes, man pages, and other information.

  • You can view man pages by typing man <title> on a command line.

Conventions

The following conventions are used throughout this publication:

Convention

Meaning

command

This fixed-space font denotes literal items such as commands, files, routines, path names, signals, messages, and programming language structures.

variable

Italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts being defined.

user input

This bold, fixed-space font denotes literal items that the user enters in interactive sessions. (Output is shown in nonbold, fixed-space font.)

manpage(x)

Man page section identifiers appear in parentheses after man page names.

GUI element

This font denotes the names of graphical user interface (GUI) elements such as windows, screens, dialog boxes, menus, toolbars, icons, buttons, boxes, fields, and lists.


Reader Comments

If you have comments about the technical accuracy, content, or organization of this document, contact SGI. Be sure to include the title and document number of the manual with your comments. (Online, the document number is located in the front matter of the manual. In printed manuals, the document number is located at the bottom of each page.)

You can contact SGI in any of the following ways:

  • Send e-mail to the following address:

    techpubs@sgi.com

  • Contact your customer service representative and ask that an incident be filed in the SGI incident tracking system.

  • Send mail to the following address:

    Technical Publications
    SGI
    46600 Landing Parkway
    Fremont, CA 94538

SGI values your comments and will respond to them promptly.

SGI ProPack 7 for Linux Service Pack 1 Start Here
(document number: 007-5640-002 / published: 2010-06-12)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    New Features in This Guide
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Release Features
    Chapter 2. Software Planning and Installation
    Chapter 3. Product Support
    Index


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