Obtaining and Installing FACT

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==Obtaining and Installing Optional Software Tools==
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FACT enables users to upgrade firmware on unmanaged switches and on the control prots. You must obtain the ibspark tool to upgrade firmware on unmanaged switches and obtain the ibportstate tool to control the ports.
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FACT enables users to upgrade firmware on unmanaged switches and on the control ports. To control the ports you must have the ibportstate utility available on a host with which FACT can communicate, and to upgrade firmware on unmanaged switches you must obtain the ibspark tool.
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'''Step 4'''  Install ibspark.
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===Obtaining and Installing ibportstate===
 
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To obtain and install the optional ibportstate software tool, perform the following steps:
 
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'''Step 1''' Navigate to the Cisco software download site at the following URL:
 
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::http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/index.shtml
 
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::If you are not already a resitered user, you must register at the preceding URL to gain access to sofware downloads.
 
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'''Step 2''' Select the software product category by clicking the '''Server Network and Virtualization''' link.
 
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'''Step 3'''  Select the ibportstate tool by choosing '''Server Fabric Software''' > '''InfiniBand Management Software''' > '''Cisco Fabric Analysis and Correlation Toolkit''' > '''ibportstate'''.
 
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'''Step 4'''  Install ibportstate.
 

Revision as of 16:56, 6 May 2008

Contents

Obtaining the FACT RPM File

FACT is distributed as an RPM file. To obtain a copy of the FACT RPM, perform the following steps:

Step 1 Early-access customers can obtain a copy of the FACT Alpha II RPM file from the file exchange server at the following location:

https://upload.cisco.com/cgi-bin/swc/fileexg/main.cgi?CONTYPES=SVBU
Note: If you have obtained a copy of the FACT Alpha II RPM file in Step 1, proceed to the Installing FACT section. Steps 2 through 4 in this section are available at FCS.

Step 2 Navigate to the Cisco software download site at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/index.shtml
If you are not already a registered user, you must register at the preceding URL to gain access to software downloads.

Step 3 Select the software product category by clicking the Server Network and Virtualization link.

Step 4 Select a device by choosing Server Fabric Software > InfiniBand Management Software > Cisco Fabric Analysis and Correlation Toolkit.


Installing FACT Software

To install the RPM, perform the following steps:

Step 1 Log in as a super user.

Step 2 Install the FACT RPM by entering the following command:

# rpm -i cisco-fact- version -noarch.rpm
After FACT installs you can obtain and install additional software to make use of the full FACT functionality. (See Obtaining and Installing Optional Software Tools.) Otherwise, you must create the FACT configuration files.

Obtaining and Installing Optional Software Tools

FACT enables users to upgrade firmware on unmanaged switches and on the control ports. To control the ports you must have the ibportstate utility available on a host with which FACT can communicate, and to upgrade firmware on unmanaged switches you must obtain the ibspark tool.


Obtaining and Installing ibspark

To obtain and install the optional ibspark software tool, perform the following steps:

Step 1 Navigate to the Cisco software download site at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/index.shtml
If you are not already a resitered user, you must register at the preceding URL to gain access to sofware downloads.

Step 2 Select the software product category by clicking the Server Network and Virtualization link.

Step 3 Select the ibspark tool by choosing Server Fabric Software > InfiniBand Management Software > Cisco Fabric Analysis and Correlation Toolkit > ibspark.

Step 4 Install ibspark.

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