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Re: [nv-l] IBM Tivoli Netview for Linux Installation

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Subject: Re: [nv-l] IBM Tivoli Netview for Linux Installation
From: Mark Sklenarik <marksk@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 08:49:26 -0400
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Some additional ideas
root "/" on SLES needs to be at least 3-4 GB,
        The reason being is if you plan to perform online up dates, Yast2 needs some place to copy the files to, until they are installed.  I have yet to determine where online update puts the temp install files, I found this when an update failed and hung my machine, had to reinstall the OS.

Do not forget to create your swap space,  with 4Gb of ram, normally test makes a swap space 4 GB also

I would also suggest after creating /, /boot, and swap space, you use LVM functions of SLES 9, this will allow you to grow a file system if you originally make it to small.

/usr/OV - the Tivoli test organization normal sets this to about 4 GB,  this allows room for the large trace files we sometime need to get.

/opt        - the Tivoli test organization normal sets this to about 4 GB, since we end up install a number of other products on test systems.

Mark F Sklenarik  IBM SWG Tivoli Solutions  Quality Assurance   Business Impact Management and Event Correlation Software Quality Engineer

John M Gatrell <John.Gatrell@uk.ibm.com>
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07/29/2005 08:05 AM
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Re: [nv-l] IBM Tivoli Netview for Linux Installation

Just some hints, not to be taken as gospel (I am more familiar with other flavours of linux).

Chances are a Xeon system has hardware raid so you will just see 1 disk of 73.4GB

Starting from the standard install scheme, then

Reduce size of /home to very small (1GB)

In case you ever put other products on such as IBM java, or Tivoli gateway add a /opt partition.

/opt should be at least 2GB.

Keep the root partition '/' small.

Have a separate /boot partition.

Netview is best in it's own /usr/OV partition.

Split the rest of the disk into 2 partitions called

/usr and /usr/OV

say 30% to /usr and 60% to /usr/OV

John Gatrell, BA, AIX Cert Specialist, Cisco CCNA.

I need to install IBM Tivoli Netview 7.1.4 on a server IBM xSeries 336:

- 2 x Processor Xeon 3.2 GHz/800MHz 1MB L2 Cache EM64T
- 2 x HD 73.4 GB

with OS SLES 9.

I'ld like to figure out what is the best partition scheme to use for my

Many Thanks,


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