Obtaining and Installing FACT

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FACT is distributed as an RPM file. To obtain a copy of the FACT RPM, perform the following steps:
FACT is distributed as an RPM file. To obtain a copy of the FACT RPM, perform the following steps:
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'''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:
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'''Step 1''' Navigate to the Cisco software download site at the following URL:
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::Note: If you have obtained a copy of the FACT Alpha II RPM file in Step 1, proceed to the [[Obtaining and Installing FACT#Installing FACT|Installing FACT]] section. Steps 2 through 4 in this section are available at FCS.
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'''Step 2''' Navigate to the Cisco software download site at the following URL:
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::http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/index.shtml
::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.
::If you are not already a registered user, you must register at the preceding URL to gain access to software downloads.
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'''Step 3''' Select the software product category by clicking the '''Server Network and Virtualization''' link.
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'''Step 2''' Select the software product category by clicking the '''Server Network and Virtualization''' link.
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'''Step 4''' Select a device by choosing '''Server Fabric Software''' > '''InfiniBand Management Software''' > '''Cisco Fabric Analysis and Correlation Toolkit'''.
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'''Step 3''' Select a device by choosing '''Server Fabric Software''' > '''InfiniBand Management Software''' > '''Cisco Fabric Analysis and Correlation Toolkit'''.
==Installing FACT Software==
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==Obtaining and Installing ibspark==
==Obtaining and Installing ibspark==
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 and install the ibspark tool.
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 and install the ibspark tool.
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'''Note''': To control the ports you must have the ibportstate utility available on a host with which FACT can communicate. The ibportstate utility is an Open Fabrics utility that is not included with FACT software.
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To obtain and install the optional ibspark software tool, perform the following steps:
To obtain and install the optional ibspark software tool, perform the following steps:
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'''Step 4'''  Install ibspark.
'''Step 4'''  Install ibspark.
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Latest revision as of 18:24, 12 June 2008

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

Step 3 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 ibspark

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 and install the ibspark tool.


Note: To control the ports you must have the ibportstate utility available on a host with which FACT can communicate. The ibportstate utility is an Open Fabrics utility that is not included with FACT software.


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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